Interpretations:Dark And Metric

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Life in a small town[edit]

This song is about life in a small town, completely isolated from the rest of civilization. (I've always personally thought that the town was in northern Canada. It would be "dark" during the winter, when there was only a few hours of sunlight, and of course Canada is on the metric system.)

The chorus makes it clear that just because one is alive in a town like this doesn't mean that it's a good life. In fact, one can be getting by and still be drowning spiritually. --Dairhenien 03:55, March 16, 2005

Guy who enjoys his life with a healthy dose of Darkness and Metricness[edit]

This song is about a guy who isn't quite a pirate, and doesn't own a fancy car, but is still content with life anyway. Also, he likes to sneak around town like a goblin. --User:FloridaFlamingoGirl 17:30, 29 December 2022

No planes, trains, or automobiles[edit]

Odd song that mainly consists of negative assertions. The reference to drowning is strongly reminiscent of Stevie Smith's poem Not Waving But Drowning. --Nehushtan 21:19, 16 Feb 2006 (CST)

Interpretation 3[edit]

I just want to say that I just listened to this song for the first time ever, and the way the last line ended made me grin so hard. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:05, January 9, 2010

Just make sure you're not drowning. --DoubleDenial (talk) 21:04, 24 April 2019 (EDT)