Cavetown - Taking Care Of Things Lyrics




Where do the boys go when it gets cold out
Do they have a place to sleep?
Where did their mums go? Did they get taken
Or had they had enough of taking care of things?
It's hard to say if someone's at fault
If I don't do anything is it my fault?

Where do the girls go when they feel frightened
Do they have something to eat?
Where did their dads go? Did they get taken
Or had they had enough of taking care of things?

I've gotta find a way to make this feel okay
When rock bottom for me is routine for someone else

I'm gonna take care of things
There's things I need to sort out
I'm gonna take care of things
Cause they're not where I want them right now
I know there's good in everything
And it'll show itself when you're gentle to it
I'm gonna take care of things

Where does my mind go when it gets stupid?
Is there anyone in there?
Where did my friends go? Did they get taken
Or had they had enough of going to therapy?
Sat in a cold room, the corners feel friendly
I think they'll take care of me
My brothers are circles, my sisters quadrilaterals
And they're all so pretty

I'm gonna take care of things
There's things I need to sort out
I'm gonna take care of things
They're not where I need them right now
I know there's good in everything
And it'll show itself when you're gentle to it
I'm gonna take care of things





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  1. Snake Daddy

    THE MOM FRIEND ANTHEM

  2. Little Beau Blue

    Man I love Robbos his music makes me feel a way nothing else ever has Ever made me feel. It just fills the emptiness I think. I always listen to his songs, every single one before I go to bed every single night. It helps me sleep better than melatonin!

  3. s u n n y x h e a v e a n s _

    im just listening to this album/playlist and crying. these songs make me happy but so sad. i feel like i need help. i need someone to talk to. one of my best friends has stopped talking to me. she meant the world to me. it feels like i cant get over her. please. i need help before its too late. please. i cant let her go. im trying not to let myself go. his voice makes me wanna just listen and cry. i love his voice so much

  4. Ariana Delgado

    This made me cry.

  5. Koda Sykes

    i remember when this song would make me feel better when i wasn’t doing my best. thank you :)

  6. KatChatt

    Sort out your feelings.
    File your papers.
    A thousand good, but a million bad.
    Chin up, let your smile spread.
    Look on the bright side.
    Happiness only happens if you let it.
    Don't hide from the sun.
    <3 ya YouTube Ppls.

  7. - Clorox

    yesterday at 11:00 pm i was sitting in the rain waiting for the bus while listening to this song
    i started crying and i felt safe because of robbies voice

  8. Lily's world

    So I'm making a giant worm on a string and I might name it Robin

    Lily's world

    Plot twist: it's name I s wiggly mcwiggleston

  9. Pat The Satyr

    Ow my heart, this is so perfect

  10. Ryan

    I kinda got One Republic vibes from this song

  11. kan 07

    I'll come back to listen to this when I actually feel like I'm taking care of things.. rn im not

  12. cloudy m

    I legit get chills when he says
    Where did my friends go did they get taken or have they had enough of *going to therapy*

  13. v a r d a

    to the 29 people that disliked this video,

    fuck you.

  14. Hi, I don't like my name

    I just found this music this morning through a mixed up playlist while playing a game. For some reason, i had to keep myself from completely breaking down in front of everyone else who was in the library. Finally just found this song after wondering about it for hours. Thanks so much for this beautiful song!

  15. Doodle Rose

    the verses of this sounds so much like the scientist by coldplay~ 💕💕

  16. Mr. Glopy

    My mom: do your homework!

    Me:Wait I’m taking care of things (listening to cavetown)

    Mom: ok

    Me😎

  17. bum bitch ur man chasing

    "Where did my friends go? Did they get taken, *or had they had enough of going to therapy.* "

    Why does that hit me in the heart so hard?

    Ryan

    I know but it's strange because I'm the only one of my friends who goes to therapy (because I only have 2)

  18. Gemma Symons

    "when rock bottom for me is routine for someone else"

  19. AgiMess Nemes

    3:41-3:44 kills me. it's beautiful. i want it on loop

  20. sammy hooha

    I could listen to this song forever

  21. moonlight.butera

    I’m realizing how much of a privilege to be able to hear. If I couldn’t, I would’ve never been able to hear this sweet voice.

  22. Viltė Neverauskaitė

    does anyone know any songs that have a part similiar to 0:44? I feel like I distantly remember a song that I used to love but it feels like I just dreamt about it

  23. crash bandicoochie

    "Where did their dads go?"

    No clue, ive been asking about that for the past 7 years

    bestbuckaroo

    I've been asking for my entire life.

    bestbuckaroo

    People suck sometimes

    Dr. Phil

    To the ranch.

  24. Musette D

    When rock bottom for me is routine for someone else

    I-followed-a-honeybee

    I saw this as that part of the song played lol

  25. Hailey shArk

    Where do the boys go when it gets cold out
    Do they have a place to sleep?
    Where did their mums go? Did they get taken
    Or had they had enough of taking care of things?
    It's hard to say if someone's at fault
    If I don't do anything is it my fault?


    Where do the girls go when they feel frightened
    Do they have something to eat?
    Where did their dads go? Did they get taken
    Or had they had enough of taking care of things?


    I've gotta find a way to make this feel okay
    When rock bottom for me is routine for someone else


    I'm gonna take care of things
    There's things I need to sort out
    I'm gonna take care of things
    Cause they're not where I want them right now
    I know there's good in everything
    And it'll show itself when you're gentle to it
    I'm gonna take care of things


    Where does my mind go when it gets stupid?
    Is there anyone in there?
    Where did my friends go? Did they get taken
    Or had they had enough of going to therapy?
    Sat in a cold room, The corners feel friendly
    I think they'll take care of me
    My brothers are circles, My sisters quadrilaterals
    And they're all so pretty


    I'm gonna take care of things
    There's things I need to sort out
    I'm gonna take care of things
    They're not where I need them right now
    I know there's good in everything
    And it'll show itself when you're gentle to it
    I'm gonna take care of things

    Олена Петришин

    The lyrics are in the description

  26. ana leticia

    I always play the Lemon Boy album (particularly this song) when I read Harry Potter. For some reason it makes me cry, because I know that two of my favorite things are correlated in my mind. The aesthetic your music has brought to my favorite series is stunningly beautiful. Thank you for making this a part of my life I know that I'll never forget.

  27. Nerdy Nikko

    25 Cavetown haters on this song

    Nerdy Nikko

    I ain’t one of em

  28. Xx yuuri Gasai xX

    I'm glad I was introduced to your songs, if I wasnt I probably would have as much hope and happiness as I do know, thanks!~yuuri

  29. raven g

    I came back here after remembering all the those nights on a school bus out in the snow, feeling lonely when everyone else was talking and i had my headphones
    luv u ❤️

  30. despacito smelly face cheeto

    Your parents must be so proud of you I mean like your extraordinary. Love the music keep it up

  31. Jhonny Mj

    Im just say one thing SCIENST intro :v

  32. lasin nombre. :v

    I Love it.💛

  33. SignHere Please

    Those 20 people who disliked arent taking care of things




    Im so orignal and funny

  34. kenn trawick

    harmony god

  35. Lonely_Memer 67

    1:04 - 1:25
    Hit me so hard and I didn't realize that I was crying until my friends stopped talking and everyone was dead silent.

  36. Tenya Dokidoki

    "Where did my friends go, did they get taken or did they have enough of going to therapy"

  37. Spicy Mustard

    This song has really helped me recently . My friend from 5th grade who I haven’t seen in awhile lost their life a week ago. I hadn’t talked to them in a while and didn’t get to say goodbye to them. The memorial service is today. This song has really helped. Thank you ❤️❤️🧡🧡💛💛💚💚💙💙💜💜

  38. ararlynn !

    "sat in a cold room, the corners feel friendly, i think they'll take care of me"
    was sent to behavioural health for a week because of a suicide attempt, and found myself thinking of this line a lot. even though i definitely did NOT like it there - i felt trapped every single second and scared that i'd stay in there longer than i needed. but yeah, i guess they did kind of take care of me, even though the nurses kind of teased me for not being able to swallow a pill (which made my self conscious, socially anxious, extremely sensitive self cry)

  39. Riley K

    You’re voice just... Puts me at ease. Thank you, keep making your awesome music :D

  40. green autumn

    I LOVE THIS SONG❤️❤️❤️❤️👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍😍😍😍😍!!!



    2019!?!?!?!?!😂👌👍❤️👏😊

  41. Fijiboy99

    The lack of views and comments on this masterpiece is honestly upsetting.

  42. Caitlyn Wilson

    I’m sad

  43. TheOrcaCat

    19 dislikes? *_Reloads shotgun_* Alright, who wants to go hunting?

    just me. sugarbee.

    TheOrcaCat may I join

  44. Beaustar Breaker of worlds

    1:46 EaRgAsM

  45. Kate Walsh

    I love this song so much.

  46. lemon

    Your my idle. you've gotten me and so many people like me outta hard things, just ty, ty so much

  47. jayfeather deanna

    Could you put guitar cords in the description. Or a link or something.

  48. Hueningkai is best boi Prove me wrong

    To be honest your music has kept me from giving up. It has brought and is bringing me farther away from depression. I've been keeping myself from doing something stupid by just listening to your songs. I literally owe my life to you.

  49. Steamed Pasta

    Most people call you the lemony boy but, my lemon boy ain't like you. I love your music and I thank you for it. Now I need to go take care of my bitter-sweet friend..

  50. Mitonami

    damn it why this video just have 191.015 views :,(
    that is bad

  51. Critically Mad

    How could someone dislike such good music?!

  52. Adwaveth

    I used to listen to a wide variety of music, and then I found you. Now I'm straight up addicted to your songs. You're an amazing artist.

  53. Holly Hales

    “If I don’t do anything, is it my fault?”
    Wow. Just wow.

  54. Sweet Leafy

    2019 anyone? Oh boy does this get heart wrenching when the beat drops 1:44 - 1:48 I shed a tear

  55. OWL L

    oh my gosh i heard the opening to this song and i already know this is going to be one of my favorites
    edit: yep yep yep i was right
    this is incredible

  56. me you

    I have a very big question
    How did you get to publish and keep rights to your album without anybody stealing it from ya
    I still am insecure about publishing my music without any indie label helping me and i really would use some advice on this:(

  57. Lеo Ivаnо

    sounds like Coldplay's The Scientist but I like this too the same

  58. Victoria Ross

    I know I am quite late, but I wanted to say thank you. I listen to this album whenever my mind is too loud, or my issues are heavy. Please continue making music like this. It's full of meaning for every person here.

  59. Mannie ``

    "When rock bottom for me is routine for someone else" *ouch*

  60. Le ployz

    My Facebook friend "Monica Pom" brought me here.

  61. I Got Sarcasm

    how do you..! ok ok YOUR VIOCE IS THE BEST VIOCE IVE EVER HEARD!!

  62. ilana torres

    I've actually found the best song ever😄

  63. Karlyn Jackson

    When I listen to cavetown I can always feel my heart beating in my chest

  64. Jaiden

    You probably won't see this, but your music makes me sort of feel like I'm drowning? But in a good way, like I'm underwater... Anyway, this is an amazing song. It helps me with depression.

  65. haw yee

    Ur music has helped me through so much, it's really hard to even just decide to not go in front of a rushing bus and just end it all, but as im walking across the street listening to ur music, it makes me want to walk faster and not end it all... Thanks so much..

  66. Vashti Flores

    I love this song...NO YOUR CRYING!
    P.s. I think we are all crying

  67. Lottie

    This might be my favourite song by you. The bridge is so special, the words hit me every single time I listen to it.

  68. Nerdy Nikko

    C
    Cr
    Cry
    Cr
    C

  69. Squarehead Baggins

    I remember freshman year, feeling so scared and alone. Obsessive thoughts swam through my head, and they were so scary-- it was like a horror movie playing in my head all day, and I couldn't make it stop. One day I was reading through this website, about OCD, what I have, and it said "You need to remember it's not your fault." And i broke down crying, because no one knew what was going on, no one new that I was struggling, and I realized it wasn't my fault. Eventually I told my mom, who found me a therapist and she's amazing, and I'm starting to take care of things. As a junior now, hearing this song makes me feel warm and hopeful and confident. I can take care of things.

    Ollie Davis

    @Squarehead Baggins my INITIALS are OCD

  70. cia

    2:30 background sound reminds me of I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

  71. Ate Cereal With Chopsticks

    Thank you so much for your music. I have so many sleeples nights, but when i turn on one of your albums, it lulls me to sleep. Its very comforting. Thank you

  72. M. Sarset

    very beautiful Robby!

  73. Danny Honey

    That guitar reminds me SO MUCH of Declan McKenna's Brazil!!! Omg

  74. ChoCo Chooo

    your musics are just ︶︿︶ (╥﹏╥) (︶︹︺) areeee jussttt amazing

  75. Halfi

    I am going to confess something that I've had stuck in my heart for several months now. I know that a lot of people probably don't care much for these types of sob stories, but I reckon here is as good of a place as any, especially with a fanbase as wholesome and understanding as Robbie's. Brace yourselves, for it may get lengthy.

    A few months
    ago, I fell in love with a girl I had only known for a week at the time. It was like no other love interest I'd ever had before, because I couldn't rationalize it. I couldn't control the feelings I had for this girl. I couldn't put them aside for anything in the world. She was - and still is in my eyes - the personification of all God's blessings. (Whether he exists or not.) However, it was all thrown into jeopardy when I remembered my past relationships and how they all ended in despair.

    I started doubting myself and my abilities. I began tearing myself apart with guilt for not being able to move on and for all my wrongdoings on my behalf throughout my life. I suppose that's the effect of overthinking. Instead of potentially living out a healthy and heartwarming relationship with this girl, I didn't function properly at all at school. I was sent home three times on paid leave and even signed up for numerous therapy sessions by my school.

    I eventually confessed my feelings for her. A lot of people objected, arguing that it was too early. And although I knew that, I had to do it. Not because I wanted to, but because I couldn't bear being myself anymore. Simply waking up in the morning was a chore. She was very understanding and patient with me. Unfortunately, our feelings weren't mutual and luckily she was honest enough to admit that. Ever since then, things haven't been the same. She's got another boy now. A boy who's now in the place I was in before. Sharing jokes, laughing, talking for hours on end. And it really hurts to look at from across the room.

    If Robbie happens to read this personally, I want you to know that - from the bottom of my heart - I owe you my life. Without your music, I am positive that would have been dead at this point. This song helps me clear my mind and move on, no matter how slowly that may be. Thanks to the rest of you for listening. Sorry for making you read this novel of an experience.

    Don'frekindie 2

    My dude it's going to be okay
    Life's rough,hard,painful

    That was probably life altering but just hang in there someone who you can be with will come along just hang in there man you can do this:)

    sunny

    i accidentally disliked this and i did not mean to. ALSO, i really think that you shouldn't be sorry, if someone took the time to read this entire thing, they somewhat genuinely care about what u are saying and only asswipes would be jerks about this

    luisa aguilar

    A year has passed and I know I am pretty much late but I hope you have found your love or if you haven't yet, I wish you will soon. Life can be so hard. There are unfair/fair things in this world and we cannot change.

    It's hard being positive in this society we are living in. We can't just turn the other cheek bc no matter what we can't avoid that. But man/girl, I really wish you the best things in your life. You deserve every love and respect.

    💕

    Emmy McDonald

    Hope things are good now, this hit close to home

  76. Carolcute Gomes

    OMG yessss

  77. alice waller

    I don't know whether you will see this but I just wanted to say I absolutely love your music :) it helps me think and just zone in and out of music, daydream and thought, keep on making great music♡

  78. Stella S

    The guitar melody reminds me of another song I've heard before but I can't remember what song it was. Does someone know the song?

    Halfi

    Maybe Alicia Key's song called New York?

    Stella S

    @Halfi I don't think so

  79. Andrey Santiago

    This fills me with a incredible peace, thank you!

  80. Luna's Moon

    i'm not crying you're crying!

  81. Dillan Crisp

    you are amazing... your music is so awesome! i hope you never stop

  82. Becky Gardner

    I absolutely love your music. Your lyrics have meaning and your music is soulful, which is getting harder to find now. Thanks so much for this album❤️❤️

  83. Cassie

    Every time I listen to this song I get way to emotional. I relate to every lyric in this song. Thank you so much for writing. You honestly help me during my hardest times, and that makes me happy.

  84. Kristina D

    I started crying

  85. Justin E. Shier

    This song really puts everything I’m going through in perspective. It helps me see the bigger picture and it’ll all be ok

  86. Claire's Trippy Journey

    this songs makes me still and forget all my problems

  87. Floresss

    Does anyone know other songs that gives off the same good vibe as this? I'm pretty tired of listening to other artists like rihanna, Post Malone, etc (not that I hate them)
    Anyways, please let me know!

  88. em bem

    I think half of the views on this are all mine

  89. Madi Conrad

    this reminds me of the scientist by coldplay

  90. Megan H

    This whole album feels like a warm hug

  91. CarJokes

    where does my voice go when I'm doing something important.

  92. _alysugh

    robin where did you get the audacity to make me cry but actually thank you, didnt know i have feelings

  93. _alysugh

    the boys went to get a cold one

  94. Rachel N

    i love you so much robin. Thank you for your music <3

  95. Borderline Psycho

    the five dislikes are the cold bois

  96. Brilee Kendall

    I really appreciate this song.. I feel so understood and I just love having this feeling put into words, so thank you so much for giving me this hopeful song, even though it's not about the happiest subject.

  97. faithofalltrades

    Well robin just wrapped up all of my feelings in an amazing song - why must this be so underrated?

  98. The Ambassador

    Just loOK AT THIS THIS I LITERALLY DISCOVERED CAVETOWN JUST NOW CAVETOWN IS SO UNDERATED

  99. Macy McCoy

    This song is so relatable. My dad left when I was six because he no longer wanted to pay child support.