"Caravan" as written by Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton and John Wilcox....
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Caravan song meanings
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    General CommentCommiting yourself to doing something and finding it hard to meet that commitment. When I listen to this song I think of the merchants travelling across the desert on camels, Caravans!
    Pedro49on April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the interpretation above.

    As a side note, going travelling across the desert on a carvan would be hard times.
    amaron November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree, but doesn't anyone think that the whole caraven thing has connotations of falling off 'the wagon'?
    Whatever wagon that happened to be. Maybe it was about Graham Coxon and his drink (was it drink?) problem. I don't know- it could be about anything I suppose. Cigarettes, alchohol, even a person?

    This is my favorite Blur song by far.
    tinfoilsallyon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSorry- caravan typo there.
    tinfoilsallyon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, there's a whole level of the song talking about falling in love. Being cynical and lost, and yet when you fall, you'll feel the weight of it.

    And yeah, it's easy. You won't have to do anything for it.
    SavageMadroxon January 25, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationEnglish isn't my first language so I'm maybe wrong but here what I get from the song :

    I think that when he says "Caravan's lost" he is talking about some guy (maybe himself) who got separated from the caravan. Here the caravan is a metaphor of the life of society, that you got to fit in and move along with it as it evolves or you'll be lost. The fact that you got to fit in put you in some kind of pressure (the weight of it), some fear to be alone and lost, and it always comes back to you ("the caravan comes back for me")

    But again this is the first idea that pops out of my head about the song, I didn't really thought it through.
    OrionVIIon December 22, 2012   Link
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    General Commenttheres a song by the housemartins called caravan of love youtube.com/…, maybe he's referencing it in this song
    Cloudymopon January 29, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionPerhaps Pan is right. I think this song is simply about Damon's feelings towards Graham's leave but also about the relationships between the band members. 'Caravan' refers to the band , or family (in this case, Graham, Alex, and Dave).

    Damon is eager to get back the good times when "everything was easy" maybe. Damon feels he's been and still is a "clown" to everyone, but he says "I believed I was strong, but you are the one" (the one is Graham, but could also be all the members of the band). I really think he's trying to say that he wants to get the band back together but..

    "And when it comes, you'll feel the weight of it, the weight of it, and the day will come when you'll get away from it"

    Personally I think Damon is saying that even if they never get back together, it won't matter anyway because life carries on and people change. That's just my interpretation of it.

    And although this seems sad, in my opinion, this song is quite uplifting.
    ShaiJDMon January 05, 2014   Link

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