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Lemon Boy

Cavetown

Lemon Boy Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There once was a bittersweet man and they called him, "Lemon Boy"
He was growing in my garden and I pulled him out by his hair like a weed
And like weeds do he only came and grew back again
So, I figured this time I might as well let him be


[Chorus]
Lemon Boy and me started to get along together
I helped him plant his seeds and we'd mow the lawn in bad weather
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
So I got myself a citrus friend

[Verse 2]
But soon his bittersweet started to rub off on me
You’d think smelling like lemon zest would be pretty neat

I found out that my friends are more of the savoury type
And they weren’t too keen on compromising with a nice lemon pie


[Chorus]
So Lemon Boy and me, we just gotta get along together
I'll help him plant his seeds and we'll mow the lawn in bad weather
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
So, I got myself a citrus friend

[Bridge]
But what if I run out of fertilizer
What if the clouds run out of rain
What if Lemon Boy won’t grow no longer

What if the beaches dry of sugarcane
Oh well

The whales start to beach themselves
The tortoise shells tear away from their spines

It happens all the time, it happens all the time

[Pre-Chorus]
Lemon Boy and I, we’re gonna live forever
Like Snufkin and Little My, we’ll get around wherever

[Chorus]
Lemon Boy and I, we’re gonna live forever
Like Snufkin and Little My, we’ll get around wherever
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him

[Outro]
'Cause we're the bitterest boys around
Yeah, we’re the bitterest guys in town
And I got myself a citrus friend

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About “Lemon Boy”

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Lemon Boy could is a character developed by Skinner to disassociate himself from “ the anxiety, the negativity and the illness that’s inside all of us”.

This song explores Robin’s relationship with Lemon Boy, how he affects Robin and his peers as well as his journey learning to learn more about and learn to live with Lemon Boy.
The “Lemon Boy” is symbolic of Robins depression – lemons are sour and unlikeable much like mental illness.

  • Whats the meaning of this song?

    Robbie said on his Bandcamp,

    Lemon Boy is the anxiety, the negativity, the illness that’s inside all of us, and that is very strong inside me. A way of being happy for me is disassociating myself from those things, but also learning to live alongside them as a friend. I really hate Lemon Boy sometimes but he’s never going away, and I can use him for good (this album for instance)

"Lemon Boy" Track Info

A Sociedade Secreta de Souptown (Supilinna Salaselts) 2015 | Blood Orange | IMDB-7.0