Monday, 27 February 2017

Bright eyes. . .

Why have your eyes suddenly grown so pale?

Is it kind of a dream
Floating out on the tide
Following the river of death downstream
Or is it a dream?
There's a fog along the horizon
A strange glow in the sky
And nobody seems to know where it goes
And what does it mean?
Oh, is it a dream?

I've been having lots of dreams lately.  People around me have been having lots of dreams too.  The thing about dreams that can be quite mystifying is when you aren't able to make sense of the symbolism that seems to be loaded heavily in there and now knowing exactly what everything means.  People always want to know things for sure, to know things for certain.  But life doesn't deal things out for sure, for certain.  It's up to you to make sense of what life deals to you and then judge for yourself whether you accept what you see or choose to ignore it.  When something is ignored, you can decide how you feel about that, whether to make a big scene about it or just carry on with more important things in your life.  Who knows there things go and what it all means?  Maybe we're just not ready to see the truth.

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale
Bright eyes

When you come across eyes that burn bright, how do they make you feel?
Are you able to see what your own eyes do?  Do they burn brightly as they stare back at you in the mirror?  What does it mean when your bright eyes close and fail?  Did you set such lofty goals for yourself that you overshot the mark and in fact, can't do what you set out to do?  The music of this track give you a quite soothing reassurance, despite the uncertainty of the lyrics that give you little reassurance at all.  Why do we close ourselves off from what's going on in our lives?  Are our dreams more exciting to live by than our current reality?  I guess if we really wanted to, we could try to see what our current reality would look like if we made some decisions that could blend the two together.


Is it a kind of a shadow
Reaching into the night
Wandering over the hills unseen
Or is it a dream?
There's a high wind in the trees
A cold sound in the air
And nobody ever knows when you go
And where do you start?
Oh into the dark

I would like to think that there are some things you are able to hold for yourself that you haven't disclosed to anyone.  When people think that they know you, they may only get to see and experience the pieces of you that you have allowed them to see.  Sometimes it's important to fiercely guard other thoughts and feelings you have because it might be too much for the world to see and hear.  They won't be able to deal with it.  They might not know how to react to it.  They might even treat you differently.  And it won't even be because what you have to think or feel is hurtful, they just don't know how to deal with your truth.  Why it's best for your thoughts and feelings to be kept in the dark I suppose.

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale
Bright eyes

I hope that if your bright eyes suddenly burn so pale, that you are able to find ways to make them burn bright again.  Not for others, just for you.  I think we can often feel that we need to be all things to people so much so more than we need to be for ourselves.  We like to think that we need to be strong and keep ourselves together because people expect us to be there for them.  But we just need to remember that it's ok to not be ok.  It's ok to burn pale, because it's just honest and real, genuine and authentic to how you are thinking and feeling right now.  I guess people that know you well will know, that even when your eyes are pale, they won't be for long; because even though you have bright eyes, it's just as ok to have ones that suddenly burn so pale. . .