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What is Nine Feet Underground about?

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Topic: What is Nine Feet Underground about?
Posted By: SuperMetro
Subject: What is Nine Feet Underground about?
Date Posted: August 16 2021 at 18:15
So I have been hearing the Nine Feet Underground suite by Caravan for a little bit, and I am sort of confused on what it is about? It is mostly instrumental with two sets of lyrics, making it quite difficult to figure out. 



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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: August 16 2021 at 18:29
Yes, I'm as lost as you are, so maybe somebody can enlighten us.


Posted By: Hrychu
Date Posted: August 16 2021 at 18:32
I initially thought it was about transitioning into some sort of afterlife. But after giving it a few more spins, I wasn't sure.

Like, "Love's a Friend" seemed to me like it was about not being sure if you're "on the other side". And "Disassotiation" was about accepting the fact of having passed away.

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Posted By: SuperMetro
Date Posted: August 16 2021 at 20:34
Maybe it has something to do with love, since some of Grey and Pink's tracks are sort of like ones. I really like the tone of the song. 


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: August 16 2021 at 21:43
Funny, it never even occurred to me before to pay attention to the lyrics. Itís one of those tunes where the music has enough of an emotional arc that the lyrics donít matter much. Iím curious now though.

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: August 17 2021 at 05:57
From loudersounds.com: Richard Sinclair says "ďWith Nine Feet Underground they were individual pieces, but with continually playing them through, and because each piece was only about five minutes long or something, I found it quite interesting to join bits up. I think it evolved, really. And this idea of doing one long number, Iíd completely sorted it out well before we went into the studio. I was living in a basement flat at the time that was nine feet under ground level.Ē 

This is likely the reason why the two sets of lyrics seem to have no relation to each other


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Posted By: dougmcauliffe
Date Posted: August 17 2021 at 05:58
I could ask Richard Sinclair for ya, him and I are buddies!

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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: August 17 2021 at 06:07
It's like 6 feet underground, but deeper.

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Posted By: Sacro_Porgo
Date Posted: August 17 2021 at 15:40
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

It's like 6 feet underground, but deeper.
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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: August 17 2021 at 16:05
It's about shagging your bird and feeling alright. 

Like most songs, apart from the ones that are about not shagging your bird and feeling bloody miserable.


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: August 17 2021 at 17:14
Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

I could ask Richard Sinclair for ya, him and I are buddies!


It's a David Sinclair composition, not Richard's. 

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

It's like 6 feet underground, but deeper.


I used to think it was pun on being buried a bit deeper into the ground, but indeed, Dave said it was because he lived in a basement. Kind of ruins the Canterbury legend, doesn't it?


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Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 02:05
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

I could ask Richard Sinclair for ya, him and I are buddies!


It's a David Sinclair composition, not Richard's. 

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

It's like 6 feet underground, but deeper.


I used to think it was pun on being buried a bit deeper into the ground, but indeed, Dave said it was because he lived in a basement. Kind of ruins the Canterbury legend, doesn't it?
It doesn't ruin anything for me:) I like that they came up with this title in their typical unpretentious and humorous approach. Its really quite common that great titles has similar back stories such as this one anyway. Even regarding more "serious" bands and artists. Coming up with a mysterious and profound sounding title from living in a basement "nine feet underground" is really part of what being creative is all about, I think.


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 02:29
who else can name an album "The unathorized breakfast item"?

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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 04:04
for me it is the thoughts of a dead man (provided dead people can still think) about a love he had in his life. hence the title "Nine Feet Underground"


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Posted By: essexboyinwales
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 06:57
Is it about 4 and a half people buried in the same coffin?


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 07:31
Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

Is it about 4 and a half people buried in the same coffin?

LOL


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 14:42
I'm not sure it's about anything.

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