the idea of north was frozen like some glacial ice, so large and imposing - but quickly thawed by words of secrecy and thoughts of northern lights and polar ice and things i can't quite understand. not some cardinal point on a map, but a feeling that takes me where i meekly stand - an idea so exciting that suddenly i'm not content with running wild and playing games with friends in streets of this old college town.

i wish i had a magic compass. to tell me that adulthoods corrupt and there's more to this world than that which meets the eye. it could tell you the truth but to read it, you'd have to leard for yourself the meaning. to meter means to measure, and measures are what i'm so afraid to take.

they say the powers of this world are very strong. that men and women are moved by tides much fiercer than you can imagine. that they sweep us up in their currents, icy waves - the most terrible of lies. could we be much bigger than this with no forces to force us to decide?


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    General Commentyeah this song was inspired by reading the book The Golden Compass. its about that amazing feeling you get from a book or a movie or even just an idea; "an idea so exciting that suddenly i'm not content with running wild and playing games with friends in streets of this old college town." freaking amazing line i can totally relate to this. So many times when ill read of some great historical figure or read a great adventure novel or about some society or struggle or movement and i just can't help feel useless sitting around on those worthless suburban nights getting wasted or worrying about stupid school shit.

    i guess its also kinda about themes of the book itself, i.e. the power of children and creativity and our inner strength.
    TomJoadon February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing by itself, but the lyrics remind me of thebook/movie The Golden Compass, which is also amazing.
    Polyjuice_Pretenseon December 17, 2007   Link

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