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Fun Fact (Warning, this is educational and possibly philosophical)

The Mumford and Sons song “The Cave” Is actually written about Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” off of his book Republic. Basically written in the Allegory of the Cave is prisoners who have been used to seeing shadows all of their life, and believe that those shadows are reality. When they finally get to turn around and see what is making those shadows, their beliefs are turned upside down. Most of the prisoners would go back to looking at the shadows, and trying to forget about the fact that there was more, but one brave prisoner would turn around and face the sun (which was casting the shadows) and overcome his fears. If you apply this to the lyrics of “The Cave” you will definitively see the connection. For Example:

"So come out of your cave walking on your hands, and see the word hanging upside down"  This is the allegory of the cave in relative terms.

"And I need to know how to live my life as its meant to be" In this case, the singer would be the one brave prisoner to overcome adversity for knowledge.

Thank you for reading this, and I hope I broadened your horizon in the case that musical lyrics dont have to be about going to a club and hooking up, but they can actually have meaning and be educational. This is another reason why indie music is great, we have awesome lyricists. 

I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.

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