Cavetown - Sharpener

16 Okt 2020
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thank u so much to Qiu for bringing this song to life and giving it so much more meaning
Direction, Story & Concept by: Cheng Qiu
instagram.com/miss.c.qiu/
Lyrics~
Sharpener’s calling me again
Trying to turn it into something I can draw into my skin
Make it a picture that I love
Instead of something that I wish
I could get in the bath and scrub right off
Why am I ashamed to look the way I do
All ‘cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you
Big old pill to inch around
There's no copping out this time
Try my best to get it down
Sometimes seems like I'm still young
Looking at the boy across the sink
Thinking what the hell have you just done
Why am I ashamed to look the way I do
All ‘cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you
Why am I afraid of things I let inside my room
Just wanted some company, broke the sharpener in two
You say why am I like this
You mean why am I stupid
‘Cause you know you’re not trying to fix it
You mean why am I like this
You say why am I selfish
‘Cause you know honey you can’t help it
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Website ~ www.cave.town
Merch ~ hyperurl.co/CavetownMerch
Tour Dates ~ www.cave.town/shows
Spotify ~ open.spotify.com/artist/2hR4h1Cao2ueuI7Cx9c7V8?si=7HC9R0NOSnG9IdFVlQlAqw
Instagram ~ instagram.com/lemon.socks
Twitter ~ twitter.com/cavetown
Bandcamp ~ cavetown.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud ~ soundcloud.com/cavetown
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Business contact:
Zack Zarrillo | Alternate Side | zack@alternateside.co
#Cavetown #Sharpener

KOMMENTARE
  • I remember getting a picture with you when you had less fans

    Norb _puffNorb _puffVor 8 Minuten
  • i rarely like songs when i first listen to them but this is an exception

    pablo medinapablo medinaVor 14 Minuten
  • Dang this hit different like on one hand it’s making me get confused on my gender but at the same time it’s reassuring saying you are you who you are welp I guess it’s time for me to listen to the song 200 more times to make it stick.💗💗 it was a beautiful song none the less💗💗

    Evangeline Durran 37Evangeline Durran 37Vor 14 Minuten
  • I really wish Robbie didn't say those things cause I really liked his music, I'm sorry about the hate he's getting but he still did say some bad stuff.

    Kai SheaKai SheaVor 16 Minuten
  • Díganme que no soy la única que escucha esto por la noche, acostada y con depresión

    Natalia Adamaris Juarárez RamírezNatalia Adamaris Juarárez RamírezVor 38 Minuten
  • fuuuck this one stung. beautiful song but the lyric about looking at yourself in the mirror and thinking “what the hell have i done” makes my vision shake. its a weird feeling to know that other people have felt the exact feeling ive felt, especially when i feel so alone in it. realizing that other people have the same memories as i do at the lowest fucking points of my life is almost surreal. i really struggled to get through this song, and im not sure if it was the best idea for me to push through, but ive got a lot to reflect on and i think its for the best. thank you for easing my loneliness.

    Abbie MinerAbbie MinerVor 45 Minuten
  • i love this 🥺

    frogfrogVor 45 Minuten
  • Thank you for all of your music, I may still be a new fan but your music has been helping me a lot. Every time I feel horrible or even when I’m feeling nothing I always come back to your music, I always come to you. Stay strong, you have a strong community behind you.

    a random queera random queerVor 54 Minuten
  • Nothing more relaxing then listening to a new cave town song😌

    NIGHT_light 2010NIGHT_light 2010Vor Stunde
  • damn dude this lyrics hit me deep

    Helena PoplettHelena PoplettVor Stunde
  • Like a lot of people in the comments, this song reminds me of how far I have come. For a few years I was in a bad mental state, frequent panic attacks and certain ‘thoughts’. I found it hard to talk because my parents would think it was puberty but it started when I was quite young and got bullied and abused by my best friends. I was also desperate to have a crush for the first time ever. My parents were worried when quarantine hit because I would feel more isolated then I did before. One night I was looking through IG and my friend posted a picture of herself and I fell for her at that very moment, It was a lot to take in; I found out I was Lesbian, I found where I belong and I felt what having a crush feels like. My panic attacks were less frequent and less severe. Because I held in all those negative feelings for years, this was a positive moment and I got so excited that I knew I was slowly getting better that I couldn’t hide who I was; so I came out as lesbian to everyone. This was a big moment for me because not only did I fall for someone for the first time, I learnt to love myself for who I am for the first time.

    Umaru-chan wants a choccy milkUmaru-chan wants a choccy milkVor Stunde
  • This sound feels so familiar and the videos feels familiar too...😍I love it

    Billy TheGamerBilly TheGamerVor 2 Stunden
  • very epic

    beep boopbeep boopVor 2 Stunden
  • We use to listen to cavetown together. I can’t help but wonder if you’ve found this song yet.

    Madison CowdellMadison CowdellVor 3 Stunden
  • this song makes me feel an emotion that doesnt exist

    Noriaki KakyoinNoriaki KakyoinVor 4 Stunden
  • I wish I could like this more than once, like it’s SO good and I wish I could do more

    Ella DuranElla DuranVor 4 Stunden
  • I'm starting to get worried about Robbie because first there was the drama with him being forced to come out even though he clearly didn't want to and then with sharpener I just hope he gets through this and that we will support him through these bad times

    jayjayisnotcooljayjayisnotcoolVor 5 Stunden
  • Hey robin, its my best friend faiths birthday in a couple days and she loves your music so it would mean the world to her if you could wish her a happy birthday.

    Lennon Last nameLennon Last nameVor 5 Stunden
  • Triggering as fuck lol but also a bop

    Sam HudockSam HudockVor 5 Stunden
  • I love youand this video is amaz8ng💖

    4RC c04RC c0Vor 5 Stunden
  • me at my sharpener at 3am: *"I like that you're broken, broken like me"*

    Emma McKenzieEmma McKenzieVor 5 Stunden
  • The Comments: What this song means to them and how everything'll be okay My dumb a**: rAinBoWs aND aNImatIon WiTH a GoOd sOng. pOiFecT.

    That_One_Thing_That_DrawzThat_One_Thing_That_DrawzVor 6 Stunden
  • "Cause all an escape to me is just a sharpener to you" damn that just hit hard :c

    Natsuki GachaNatsuki GachaVor 6 Stunden
  • I barely listened to the words because from his insta I knew it would be triggering, but according to the comments, they were great

    ohnoohnoVor 6 Stunden
  • Me : I can't express what the hell I'm going through. I wish someone do it for me. Cavetown : yes.

    ayana loeyayana loeyVor 7 Stunden
  • We all love you lemon boy 💛

    K KK KVor 7 Stunden
  • ❤❤❤

    Fatima OrtegaFatima OrtegaVor 7 Stunden
  • I LOVE YOU!

    CHU JIMCHU JIMVor 7 Stunden
  • Good music, very nice!

    Alyce UchihaAlyce UchihaVor 7 Stunden
  • Cavetown, just be yourself! We all love you for who you are. By the way, I love this song! I’m proud of you and what you’ve overcome throughout these years. ❤️👍

    theres A RaINboW SomewheR3theres A RaINboW SomewheR3Vor 7 Stunden
  • l can't believe l didn't knew of this channel until 2020 l feel so stupid

    maze the weebmaze the weebVor 8 Stunden
  • A sharpener to me is an eyebrow razor

    Julie LikesUnicornsJulie LikesUnicornsVor 8 Stunden
  • AYO CAVETOWN YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME, GREAT WORK MATE

    I be do tonyI be do tonyVor 8 Stunden
  • To think I was listening to Spanish music then this chill song plays on an ad now Im here ❤️

    Andy SanchezAndy SanchezVor 8 Stunden
  • thank you for staying with me over the past few years robbie, i don’t think i could have done anything without you

    s h a n n o ns h a n n o nVor 9 Stunden
  • My heart 🥺

    Your Segsy NanYour Segsy NanVor 9 Stunden
  • GANDA TALAGA PENGE SKIN GUSION

    hoto ruhoto ruVor 9 Stunden
  • 💫💫

    Emer CoyleEmer CoyleVor 10 Stunden
  • okay i’m crying now

    alex •!•alex •!•Vor 10 Stunden
  • I really needed this song, thank you.

    paperboypaperboyVor 11 Stunden
  • this is great🤍

    Sofia AngeliSofia AngeliVor 11 Stunden
  • I can't stop listening to this song, I love it so much, I think it keeps me going, it motivates me not to use unhealthy mechanisms to cope with what life is throwing at me. To anybody reading this : take care and remember that you are loved

    Ayodélé GenevoisAyodélé GenevoisVor 11 Stunden
  • One of those songs, they change everything in me. This is magical)

    Alex Flame in frameAlex Flame in frameVor 12 Stunden
  • as soon as I saw the notification, my whole face lit up. thank you so much Robbie for amazing songs to support us during these hard days. :)

    Naadiah RozlyNaadiah RozlyVor 13 Stunden
  • I luv this so much

    015 rin015 rinVor 13 Stunden
  • The character constantly has tired eyes. Man, that's always how I feel too

    vintage evintage eVor 13 Stunden
  • okay now i'm crying

    i'm a sleebyhedi'm a sleebyhedVor 13 Stunden
  • Old songs are still better

    Ryan and Destin GamingRyan and Destin GamingVor 13 Stunden
  • Sharpener Sharpener's callin' me again Tryin' to turn it into some Thing I can draw into my skin Make it a picture that I'll love Insert something that I wish I could get in the bath and scrub right off Why am I ashamed to look the way I do? All 'cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you Big old pill to inch around There's no copping out this time Tried my best to get it down (Get, get, get, get it down) Sometimes seems like I'm still young And lookin' at the boy across the sink Thinking "What the hell have you just done?" ("What the hell have you just done?") Why am I ashamed to look the way I do? All 'cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you Why am I afraid of things I let inside my room? Just wanted some company, broke the sharpener in two You say, why am I like this? You mean, why am I stupid? Guess you know you're not tryin' to fix this You mean, why am I like this? You say, why am I selfish? Guess you know, honey, you can't help it

    jayereljayerelVor 14 Stunden
  • please, please be here for me dear cause i never hated myself more and i cant stress enough how much it means to me that youre trying

    Marek HolubMarek HolubVor 14 Stunden
  • we miss you robbie, hope your doing okay

    Hannah QuinnHannah QuinnVor 14 Stunden
  • nothing could prepare me for this song , nothing

    Marek HolubMarek HolubVor 14 Stunden
  • not me crying over every song from robbie :-,)

    a clown lola clown lolVor 15 Stunden
  • This song is so amazing and I love Cavetown lyrics so much. I haven’t self harmed in about 2 years and I still think about it and feel like I need to do that multiple times a week. It’s always been mostly subtle though and I’m definitely doing so much better than 2 years ago or the 4 years that came before. I’m so proud of everyone who has currently is and has gotten clean. And to everyone dealing with SH right now, you are so strong and also so special you don’t deserve to tear yourself down as much as you do; there are people who you can reach out to that will support you and accept you as you are

    Cayden SeelyCayden SeelyVor 15 Stunden
  • God I love this so much

    Jasper EzdaniJasper EzdaniVor 16 Stunden
  • Such a beautiful song, every time I hear the end it makes me tear up.

    TimmerzTimmerzVor 16 Stunden
  • If anyone needs a place to vent, advice, or just someone to listen took can reply to this comment and I will try my best to help y'all

    MaexiiMaexiiVor 16 Stunden
  • this is the first song that has genuinely made me cry

    Isabella LeiberingIsabella LeiberingVor 17 Stunden
  • I love you Robby I hope you’re ok

    Roseflower 69Roseflower 69Vor 17 Stunden
  • LOVE U LOVE THIS

    Sam WaySam WayVor 18 Stunden
  • this song hit me hard, I struggled with that for years and today I'm happy to say that I haven't done it for a year and a half. The chorus is so fucking true, it was my escape, I used to see my arm and felt ashamed but now I see it as a prove that I survive

    AlexM02AlexM02Vor 18 Stunden
  • Robbie I love and respect you so much as a person and an artist. You have been through so much this past year, and I know this comment will probably not mean anything to you or make a difference in your opinion of yourself: but I think you are so so strong and intelligent and beautiful. You're going to be okay

    Katyanna Horvath-JoukesKatyanna Horvath-JoukesVor 18 Stunden
  • this song is so unconditionally relatable that some of the lyrics are what i mutter to myself while sobbing and shivering in the shower that went cold an hour ago.

    RavenkittiRavenkittiVor 18 Stunden
  • it makes me sad to know robbie went through this kind of thing too. but in a way, it’s almost comforting to know that the people you look up to most have gone through the same things you’re going through now, you know?

    Ash MenardAsh MenardVor 18 Stunden
  • the music, the song, the lyrics, the art, the animation. everything is just amazing. whats the software used for the animation? or was it traditional anim? its truly amzing

    Rynne IrahRynne IrahVor 18 Stunden
  • I got this as an ad. Very lovely

    Tiara NietfeldTiara NietfeldVor 19 Stunden
  • It’s so different... *But that’s why I love it ^^

    Spooky ZoneSpooky ZoneVor 19 Stunden
  • The amount of effort you are always putting into your music and the videos and art with are very impressive and inspiring. Your songs help me out when I am dealing with intense emotions. Thank you so much.

    Benjamin PuppyBenjamin PuppyVor 19 Stunden
  • I'm really fan of your music

    [漫]stay[漫]stayVor 19 Stunden
  • Oh god do NOT let tik tok and the gacha life 9 year olds to this song

    A Black T-ShirtA Black T-ShirtVor 20 Stunden
  • WAAAAAAAHHHH

    JULIEANNE GAIL RACELISJULIEANNE GAIL RACELISVor 20 Stunden
  • Reading everyone's struggling stories in the comments just makes my brain go bwaaaah. Love love love for everyone y'all deserve it oh my godddd.

    Jessica M.Jessica M.Vor 20 Stunden
  • 💙

    wolfy woofwolfy woofVor 20 Stunden
  • this video is so beautiful

    Cate RichardsCate RichardsVor 20 Stunden
  • This really hit hard. Just knowing that so many people are not ok but put on a “mask” to please everyone. We have built such a judgmental society but we should really just be happy with who we are and what we have. After all, you only live once and should not have to worry about what other people think. So, if you ever need help, get help. It can be scary at first but trust me it will get easier knowing that someone will always be there for you and never judge you💕 have a great day/night

    ITS ME MAIITS ME MAIVor 20 Stunden
  • Not me using this to trigger myself 👀

    wannabe emowannabe emoVor 20 Stunden
  • This is spectacular! I love your music!

    MasonMasonVor 20 Stunden
  • Why am i ashamed to look the way i do

    Moon CatMoon CatVor 20 Stunden
  • you are such a beautiful human being, i hope you know that. you deserve the world! i wish that all the horrible people in the world would just stop and take a second to realize all of this beauty isnt going to go away. keep being beautiful robbie! 💛

    chikin nungetchikin nungetVor 20 Stunden
  • i’m wo sleep deprived i thought that the title said marker so i thought it was about drawing on ur wrist instead of yk

    kkVor 21 Stunde
  • thank you for that, robbie❤

    Anna Lara OliveiraAnna Lara OliveiraVor 21 Stunde
  • I love that I’m listening to this song while thinking of saiki k railing me

    Amber CurbeloAmber CurbeloVor 21 Stunde
  • *Gacha community has entered the chat with what the think the meaning of this song is*

    iiCloudzii :DiiCloudzii :DVor 21 Stunde
  • Presiento que soy el único comentario español.

    Ange_ _ChanAnge_ _ChanVor 21 Stunde
  • TW: SUICDE AND CUTTING IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO THESE THINGS PLEASE SCROLL!!!!! It was slightly triggering me cause I have used the "sharpener" on my skin multiple times cause of so many things. It is a song that sends so many messages and it is hard getting past the sharpener and letting yourself down and going deeper and deeper and deeper into the void and eventually ending up at rock bottom where you think you lie for eternity and some people try to go up by using the sharpener on their skin but they go deeper than rock bottom and end up commiting suicide. Believe me. Suicide is never the answer, I've tried so many times over the years and guess what, my 2 year anniversary of not attempting suicide is comming up in 2 days at the time I'm typing this and it gets so much better and you are much happier and you see yourself as a fucking god now. You can always reach out to people.

    EatsCitricAcidEatsCitricAcidVor 21 Stunde
  • I definitely relate to this song. It’s beautiful, and regarding Robbie, I hope you know we love you and wish the best for you

    Just a random catJust a random catVor 21 Stunde
  • Hope this doesn't end up encouraging romanticism of self harm.

    NECRONYXNECRONYXVor 21 Stunde
  • Dont cut people plz ur all amazing

    JustanotherstonerJustanotherstonerVor 22 Stunden
  • Thanks Robin

    Kermit The FrogKermit The FrogVor 22 Stunden
  • Hi everyone, idk if people will see this or not and it might be kinda too late, but if you want to comment about your personal experiences with self harm, especially if you go into any kind of specific details, PLEASE please put a trigger warning at the beginning.

    Madeline CurtisMadeline CurtisVor 22 Stunden
  • the darkest days of my life : (((

    DIANA MAE MAGLINTEDIANA MAE MAGLINTEVor 22 Stunden
  • School can wait 😌

    XXstarlightXXXXstarlightXXVor 23 Stunden
  • This made my my Monday better! Thx for your amazing music! :))

    Faye CFaye CVor 23 Stunden
  • This is beautiful, thank you ♡

    its ruby kateits ruby kateVor 23 Stunden
  • [Verse 1] Sharpener's calling me again Trying to turn it into some Thing I can draw into my skin Make it a picture that I love Instead of something that I wish I could get in the bath and scrub right off [Chorus] Why am I ashamed to look the way I do? All 'cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you [Verse 2] Big old pill to inch around There's no copping out this time Try my best to get it down (Get, get, get, get it down) Sometimes seems like I'm still young Looking at the boy across the sink Thinking "What the hell have you just done?" ("What the hell have you just done?") [Chorus] Why am I ashamed to look thе way I do? All 'cause an escape to mе was just a sharpener to you Why am I afraid of things I let inside my room? Just wanted some company, broke the sharpener in two [Outro] You say, why am I like this? You mean, why am I stupid? 'Cause you know you're not trying to fix it You mean, why am I like this? You say, why am I selfish? 'Cause you know, honey, you can't help it

    Miranda TianMiranda TianVor Tag
  • Damn you, cavetown and your ability to make me feel things

    GryffGryffVor Tag
  • never seize me

    LyfiiLyfiiVor Tag
  • you are my inspiration to never give up.

    GenericTeenBoyGenericTeenBoyVor Tag
  • REMINDER TO ALL: YOU ARE LOVED AND EVEN IF YOU "AREN'T RN" SOMEONE OUT THEIR WILL SOONER OR LATER

    Kari Ev SanKari Ev SanVor Tag
  • Thank you Robbie. Your music is exactly what i needed to hear right now :)

    Cecily VincentCecily VincentVor Tag
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