ALWAYS LISTEN TO JD’S INTROS.
“The song is a song by a person who, um, is suffering—it may come as a big surprise to you in my songs that there would be such a person, but…anyway, I mean, it’s a depressing thing, what’s going on with the person in the song, but the song is essentially about how when things are very awful, if you are looking for someplace to turn and you’re not the type of person who can really stand to say, ‘well, maybe tomorrow’s better’ because you know tomorrow’s NOT better.
I wanna tell you, you don’t know that! You don’t know about tomorrow! But sometimes, YES, you do! Sometimes you know for a FACT it’s gonna be worse! Right, because maybe, maybe if you could go to sleep and wake up, then you could put some faith in that—but if you can’t sleep, then you can see tomorrow coming like a fucking train at you.
And as it gets closer and closer, you can make out the paint on its grill as it’s coming up to meet you and you say, ‘no, tomorrow, it’s almost here and I can already tell just as it’s about to kick me in the teeth. It’s not a good day—it’s the same day as the one I just tried to abandon, and it’s the same day, twice.’
And so then you start to—you know, you’re not suicidal, your friends think ‘oh, oh you’re going to kill—’ but I would never do that, I’m Catholic, but at the same time, you get in these moods, and I would wager that every person in this room has been in one where you go, ‘you know what wouldn’t be so bad right now would be DEATH’.
This song is about a person who has cause to be thinking that way.
This song is called Isaiah 45:23.”