Dissonance was written during a reflective late August bus ride at the end of a tumultuous summer.
The notion of actions not aligning with principals became apparent the more I thought back on the aspirations I held for the once upcoming summer, and the subsequent knowledge of what was, and what wasn't attainted.
There are 6 verses to this song, and each verse has a thematic pair.
Verses 1 and 2 give an introduction to various examples of dissonance through first hand environmental observations.
Verses 3 and 4 revolve around two different experiences I had that summer, using the lyrical theme of literary references to convey the feeling of dissonance.
Verses 5 and 6 employ sporting terms as a lyrical theme to represent the two lessons I learned from the tangles of a dissonant inducing situation. Sometimes, you can do everything in your power to see something through, but occasionally, external factors prevent the end goal from being accomplished despite all of your best efforts (verse 5). Second, sometimes, you just have to adapt and change your perspective (verse 6).