The tiny midnight caravan
Made its way across black hills
As I watched from a distance
The slow-going glow

Their wandering, you know
Made me pine
For the lamplight
Where you lie

If I took you darling
To the caverns of me heart
Would you light the lamp, dear?
Would you light the lamp, dear?

I see fish without eyes
Bats with their heads
Hanging down towards the ground
Would you still come around?
Come around

I believe in you
In your honesty and your eyes
Even when I'm sloshing
In the muck of my demise

A large part of me
Is always and forever tied
To the lamplight
Of your eyes, of your eyes


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Spelunking Lyrics as written by Laura Veirs

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    General CommentIt's a very simple easy going song, but there's so much meaning behind it.

    It's a lot to do with her fear of commitment, but how she wants to commit because that person has such a big impact on her life.
    "Their wandering, you know
    Made me pine
    For the lamplight
    Where you lie"
    This and the verse before it are great in creating that feeling of isolation, as she looks on and sees the light, that represents people and commitment, she's just looking, but she is also yearning for the person when she says "where you lie"

    "If I took you darling
    To the caverns of me heart
    Would you light the lamp, dear?
    Would you light the lamp, dear?

    I see fish without eyes
    Bats with their heads
    Hanging down towards the ground
    Would you still come around?
    Come around"
    These two verses convey her fear of commitment and her hesitation to commit because she questions if the person will be there for her.

    "I believe in you
    In your honesty and your eyes
    Even when I'm sloshing
    In the muck of my demise

    A large part of me
    Is always and forever tied
    To the lamplight
    Of your eyes, of your eyes "

    The last two is just her basically saying that she is scared of commitment, but when she looks at that person, she wants to take that step and commit herself to them because she feels so connected with them
    absentiaon May 09, 2006   Link

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