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​The Idea Of North

This song is by Defiance, Ohio and appears on the album Defiance, Ohio/Ghost Mice - Split (2004).

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?