Thursday, May 27, 2010

But its gone from your eyes

#984 - Eyes Without A Face :: Billy Idol

"I spend so much time,
believing all the lies,
to keep the dream alive."

I'm pretty sure we've all been there, haven't we? Closing our eyes, and our perspectives, to keep something going - to "keep the dream alive". The heart can make us cloudy, hazy, foolish and blind. But, sometimes the hazy heart is right.

This song always reminds me of breaking free of something overdue to be free of. Trading lies in for truths, having the face come clear/your vision clear, shattering the dream to help put it back together into some kind of reality.

The change in tempo, and break in the melody, when he "steals a car and goes to Las Vegas" is more of that freedom. Seizing your life back, and finding release in your own ways. I love the line "reading murder books, trying to stay hip", more imagery of killing off the lies, to get back on to one's life.

I've always loved this song.

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