"Indiana" as written by and Jonathan Michael Mclaughlin....
I'm glad I never lived next to the water
So I could never get used to the beach
And I'm glad I never grew up on a mountain
To figure out how high the world could reach

I love the miles between me and the city
Where I quietly imagine every street
And I'm glad I'm only picturing the moment
I'm glad she never fell in love with me

For some the world?s a treasure to discover
And your scenery should never stay the same
And they're trading in their dreams for explanations
All in an attempt to entertain

But I love the miles between me and the city
Where I quietly imagine every street
And I'm glad I'm only picturing the moment
I'm glad she never fell in love with me

The trick of love is to never let it find you
It?s easy to get over missing out
I know the 'how's' and 'when's'
But now and then she's all I think about

I wonder how it feels to be famous
But wonder is as far as I will go
'Cause I?d probably lose myself in all the pictures
And end up being someone I don't know

So it?s probably best I stay in Indiana
Just dreaming of the world as it should be
Where every day is a battle to convince myself
I'm glad she never fell in love with me


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"Indiana" as written by Jonathan Michael Mclaughlin

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  • +1
    General CommentThank you, Jon. You've made me appreciate Indiana a little more. However Anderson is still terrible.
    amplifiedmouseon March 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentImo this song isn't really about Indiana... just involves it, but its so heartfelt... brilliant song =)
    mushie01on July 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta man living in the countryside of indiana, allowing the scenery and comfort of his hometown distract him from the fact that his heart has been broken ("...where everyday is a battle to convince myself i'm glad she never fell in love with me")
    cbearwantshoneyon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMidwest is best.
    cubbyblueson June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song totally grew on me from the first time I heard it. 'cbearwantshoney', lol, has it...that's basically it.
    The sweet and almost home-y sound of the piano in the background is what makes this song for me. I can see a guy sitting in his old Indiana home, playing piano and singing a slow, melancholy song all alone.
    "the trick of love's to never let it find you,
    it's easy to get over missing out,
    i know the how's and when's,
    but now and then she's all i think about"


    awww. 'tear'
    severalwayson June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is totally about me & my best (guy) friend
    he's from indiana.
    we go to school in the city (new york city, that is).
    and he fell in love with me... and i didn't return the favor.... and i'm sure he's just sitting in indiana, right now, trying to convince himself that he's glad he's not with me....
    spanish_eyeson July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. it makes me miss indiana.
    elianneon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnderson, IN is the worst place to live in the world. But, I enjoy this song nevertheless.
    philmcflurryon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so sure this is a song pertaining to a woman he once loved.

    The theme of the song is that it’s easy to get over something you don’t know anything about. “It's easy to get over missing out.” This is why he’s glad he never grew up on a mountain (he’d love it) or why he never grew up next to a beach (he’d love it).

    It’s about how he’s glad to be ignorant, in a sense, and to have this grandiose fantasy of what a Hollywood type of life would be like. “I'm glad i'm only picturing the moment.”
    It’s his justification in case he never does make it in the world. He’s lying to himself and saying he’s glad fame never fell in love with him. That he was never a good fit for the hustle bustle.

    In the last part, he’s openly admitting this and wondering aloud what it would be like to be famous. Yet he seems to at least appreciative of the fact that he also never had the opportunity to be caught in Hollywood’s trap, chewed up and spit out (Lindsay Lohan, for example).

    The “she” that never fell in love with him is an audience. The people that bring fame.
    cubbyblueson July 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentspanish_eyes nailed it.
    this has happend to me more than once.. story of my life pretty much.
    I don't believe it has ever happened to cubbyblues, otherwise he would know what the song is about.
    aviethon August 28, 2007   Link

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