"Cave Radio" as written by and John Oates Daryl Hall....
Float from the bed
The sun is out again
Into the cave
The echo knows all languages
You’ll need a helmet light
To see the gypsum flowers
Our pools are swimming and reflecting what you dream
And there’s a strange device
Just sitting all alone
Exchanging ever flowing signals with the deep
We’re bridging the chasm’s heights
Here in the underground
With our metal fellow accidental frequency
So just follow the sound

Li la li la li la lo
Li la li la li la lo

Darkness has a softer side
We’ve come to know through idle conversation
Don’t you feel the change that’s coming?

Flirt with the rain
The sea is calm again
Into the cave
And wake us from this sleeping game
A song as old as light
But second to a sound
Show us your hidden power and we’ll tell you what it is
Follow that strange device
Still sitting all alone
Exchanging ever flowing signals with the deep
That’s our cave radio

As above is so below
Opening up the channels
Putting a sound into a frequency that is its sole power
Yeah, we’ve pulled it from a delinquency to travel 1000 miles an hour
You can come out it’s safe
So be attuned because our signal’s on its way up

Darkness has a softer side
She likes to show to balance her equations
Don’t you feel the change that’s coming?

As above is so below
Opening up the channels
Just follow the sound

Lyrics submitted by Erilis

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    General CommentThis seems almost like some ritualistic event, where Sally "floats from the bed" and into the cave in which "there's a strange device" "exchanging...signals with the deep."

    "As above is so below" seems quite important. It seems to me like when Sally sings in this cave it echos through the water (reflecting pool) in the cave and somehow perhaps allows them to communicate with the sun god through their "cave radio".

    I'm still not sure though. Any other thoughts?
    Erilison May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think Erilis is on the right track. I googled "cave radio" out of curiosity and came up with this video. Ignore the guys talking, I just thought the sounds that the radio makes really fit with the mood and theme of the song.

    Guerrilla_Radioon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI stumbled across this on Wikipedia in an article on Hermeticism:

    The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus is a short work which coins the well known term in occult circles "As above, so below."

    Apparently, this tablet had a lot to do with alchemy, transmutations, etc.

    Melissa Kaplan must really be fascinated with religion/philosophy, so many of her songs seem like they're geared towards those topics.
    conspicuous7on April 18, 2011   Link

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