i need the darkness someone please cut the lights

this city's getting bigger. lights are thrown into the skies, stars are losing their shine and fireflies are dying, very slowly. there are cars moving inch by inch on the roads outside. people are flipping each other off at every intersection. they're losing their lives to advertisements on the radio by the minute, while their children fill their childhood with crappy cartoons in strange languages. nightclubs get numerous, louder and darker, forcing you to leave conversations at their doorsteps.

you and i, we're getting smaller too. soon we'll lose our shine and die out like the stars in the sky. we'll fill our emptiness with these radio shows too, and flip each other off at intersections. we'll stop talking, and fill ourselves with the urban night where the lights are plenty, but light is dim.


title from sprawl ii, arcade fire.

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