"Cassandra" as written by and Emma Moss Euan Hinshelwood....
Cassandra, keep it down
I don’t think they can hear you now
Don’t think they heard you first time ‘round
No they can’t hear you, no Cassandra,

Cassandra, it won’t make sense
not if you think and think again
But still they do say, “life is forgiving
and ends up partnered with beginnings”

And daily, you saw it come
and you gave warning, but couldn’t run
and so you watched until it was broken
and knew the foresight delays no motion
I know it’s awful, I know it’s bruising,
I know you can’t see past the conclusion
but still the world turns upon it’s axis
and we make circles so we can match it

And read our lines though we’ve had no practice

Cassandra, keep it down
I don’t think they can hear you now
Don’t think they heard you first time ‘round
No they can’t hear you, there’s no answer
And maybe there’s something great
that gives us meaning, if we wait
but still I’m human, I’m broken-hearted
I see your sundress and your sunglasses
I hear your question, and how you ask it
“What use is love if it always passes?”
“What use is love if it always passes?”

And though they do say, “Life is forgiving,”
what use is life to those who aren’t living?
And though they do say, “Life is forgiving,”
what use is life to those who aren’t living?


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    My InterpretationI think the song is about a girl named Cassandra who is brokenhearted
    “What use is love if it always passes?”
    she asks this question, but no one hears her,
    "Cassandra, keep it down
    I don’t think they can hear you now
    Don’t think they heard you first time ‘round
    No they can’t hear you, no Cassandra",
    The song is about Cassandra being consoled by another person who understands her struggle, and she too doesn't understand why anything happens.
    maevethecowon April 03, 2016   Link
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    Song MeaningCassandra was a mythological prophet in Ancient Troy during the Trojan war who was gifted by the gods with perfect knowledge of the future but also cursed that one would listen to her. She tried to warn the Trojans about the danger of the horse the Greeks left them but we all know what happened.

    There are many situations in life when someone tries to warn others that they're headed for disaster (e.g. in relationships). They won't know someone was right until it's too late.
    ggregdon October 25, 2017   Link

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