And it’s dark when I get off.
It’s been that way since four o’clock.
I love the hustle of the Jackson stop,
but it scares me how I can turn it off (or down to a murmur).

There’s so many different worlds I could stumble upon.
But they flicker by as frames from the tracks I’m on.
That stretch out across the land like rays,
but do they take us where we really want to go?

I’m shaken. I’m tired.

I’ve heard so many of my friends say the same thing:
that they’re searching for a change.
But this life’s like cold water, you can’t slip into it,
you can’t slip into it again.

All I wanted was to dive so deep in something
I could feel the weight like water at the deep end of the pool.
But I’ve got all these questions like
am I selfish? Or,
is this myopic? Or,
am I over-thinking it?
But over-thinking is the thing that I’ve done best.

I’m shaken. I’m tired.


Lyrics submitted by JonnyTheMohawk

Dissimilarity Index song meanings
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    I just want to register my love for this song. Especially now it's winter. ♥
    voldermaniaon November 10, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningfrom the Defiance, Ohio website:

    "The dissimilarity index is a measure of how evenly distributed different groups of people are spread across different neighborhoods in a city. I wrote this song after moving to Chicago, a city that has a long history of racial and economic segregation where its easy for people and places to feel impossibly disconnected. This sociogeographic disconnection made me think about the separation of pieces of my life."
    elevatorladyon March 25, 2012   Link

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