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Bright Eyes lyrics

Album: A Collection of Songs: Recorded 1995-1997 [2000]

Tracks20
 01 The Invisible Gardener
 02  Patient Hope in New Show
 03  Saturday as Usual
 04  Falling Out of Love at This Volume
 05  Exaltation on a Cool, Kitchen Floor
 06  The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweet
 07  Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra
 08  Driving Fast Through a Big City at Night
 09  How Many Lights Do You See?
 10  I Watched You Taking Off
 11  A Celebration upon Completion
 12  Emily, Sing Something Sweet
 13  All of the Truth
 14  One Straw (Please)
 15  Lila
 16  A Few Minutes on Friday
 17  Supriya
 18  Solid Jackson
 19  Feb. 15th
 20  The 'Feel Good' Revolution
all Bright Eyes lyrics



Patient Hope in New Show
the heat comes in distant shifts to fill up my room
it spills out of these ancient vents to meet the new cold
and i lay in my twisted sheets and stare out at the snow
still thinking of the next few months, my cold and lifeless eyes
I've never felt so separate
and then there's you but that's so obvious
it's hopeless and i know this, that's why i can't dream
no desire or circumstance would keep this from me
one by one, to department stores
we walk through the aisles
in a forest of designer clothes, you touch me and smile
and for a moment i could want nothing
your bright eyes burn through my exploding heart
and we stand as the shoppers pass us
and for once i can feel a touch complete
and i need to just be near you and fill these empty eyes
but you start turning as resistance pulls you from my cold and boring life
let's make this easy and let time pass, as devotion dies,
the list goes on and on
i have waited and i will be waiting for the pain to cure the fearback to top
Saturday as Usual
Virginia's almost sleeping
The night is getting older
There's static on the tv
She's lying on the sofa
The cats crawl over her
Jenny's in the garage
She's got the car in neutral
She rolls it out so quietly
It's Saturday as usual
It always is
And me I'm in my bedroom
Drawing in my notebook
Cause my hand thinks I'm an artist
But my heart knows I'm a poet
It's just words, they mean...
So little to me, so little to me
So little to me, so little to me
So little to me, so little to me
So little to me, so little to me
I can't seem to deal with something more
When everyone will fall back
Daddy's in the backyard
his hands are getting dirty
And mom is in the kitchen
And her cake says that I'm thirteen
Another year
My brother went to college
To become a doctor
And if he studies hard enough
he'll end up just like father
Who hates his life
And me, I'm in the bathroom
crying out my eyelids
Cause it's hard to be a man
when you're scared just like a little kid
The world's become...
A little too mean, a little too mean
A little too mean, a little too mean
A little too mean, a little too mean
A little too mean, a little too mean
And I can't see the point of patient love
When everyone just wants to get fuckedback to top
Falling Out of Love at This Volume
Tell me what you wanted to hear

Let me do the right thing
Let me do the wrong thing
And if it's ever this clear
I will only say it once
Just let me turn the amps way up
So you can hear nothing
And if I die tonight
Then I guess I die tonight
Let me go on
Just say what you wanted to say
I cannot stand these talks, dear
They're only getting nowhere
It's never resolved
We only run around
You only tell me anyone
Could be just like me
If it's a different time
And a different place to be
You would go onback to top
Exaltation on a Cool, Kitchen Floor
you waiting in the springtime
When the leaves change
I wanted to come visit
You waiting in the springtime
When the leaves change
The ground outside is begging
For that newness that surrounds us
As we dance back through the screen door
In the sunlight of mid-April
But the glow won't stop the smiles
That are spreading on our faces
As we fall down on the kitchen floor
And she's laughing
about something
that she had heard earlier
And I can't help noticing that she
Is sitting closer to me
Than she ever has beforeback to top
The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweet
we escape from the house
as the day disappears from the sky
into night
we became what we wanted to be
like a dream or a ghost
i collapse out of turn
near a house
lying still in the grass and felt the heat from the ground
rising up to contract and expand like a breath
we escape from that place
soaked with sweat and the poison we drank
fill the bathtub with ice and hope this fever will break
like a heart
easily
but i do not recall all the words that were formed
on those wire lips as they greeted me
a promise was made without though as the temperature climbed
and i started to sink like the moon
tends to do if you stare at it too long
then you blink and its gone
and we crawl to our sleep with the dawn
i awake in the light feeling hollow and selfishly warm
close the blinds and retreat until what is burning is gone
and it's light is away
then we are back in the dark
chasing nothing through backyards and trees
you ripped your shirt on a fence but it didn't get me
yeah it's fear
it makes you so low
and these creatures look crooked
their shadows cut lines through my face and the concrete is fire
where my bare feet are placed
in a line next to yours
and i guess i'm not sure if it was fear that was born
as those awful eyes made their claim on us
i put my hands on the fence
said your name
and i started to climb
and it must have been sweat but i drank it like wine
it was sweet and my mouth was dry
i heard you scream but i made no reply
i can still taste it now if i tryback to top
Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra
I had a beautiful, beautiful time
The drives and the talks were amazing
The kind of friend I thought I'd never find
I had a beautiful, beautiful time
You have a beautiful, beautiful smile
The way it curls and collapses on your lips
When you touch me I shake like a child
It's late, I'm afraid you might leave
Cause sometimes it seems like
You still don't believe me
There's nothing I can do to concentrate
It's so distracting
Always thinking of you
So I expose and explain
And I meant everything I said
And it's moments like this
That repeat and replay in my head
When I'm laying in bed
It's a beautiful, beautiful time
As you laugh and roll onto your stomach
The carpet embraces your design
My heart pounds as I lay by your side
And I find that I am unable to hide
All these feelings that flow
In this basement, and in this dim light
you look so beautiful
I'm unsure and unclear with the words that I say
I'm happy when you're near
And I wish that forever could stay
Just like today
You have beautiful, beautiful eyes
So bright and alive and enchanting
I want to be with you all of the time
It's hopeless but I have to tryback to top
Driving Fast Through a Big City at Night
how many lights do you see?
how many lights do you see?
how many lights do you see?
there's one to say that night has come
and there's one that guards this jagged shore
and there's one to call the children home
and there's one to light the path they take
how many lights do you see?
how many lights do you see?
there's one to keep the shadows off
and there's one that tells me she got home
and there's one to read his novel by
and there's one that warms this dreary room
and there's one to watch the baby sleep
and there's one to count the blinking stars
and there's one that i just can't forget
and there's one that i remember too
how many lights do you see?
how many lights do you see?
there's one that waits for closing time
and there's one that gets left on all night
and there's one that marks the western sky
and it shines down on the quiet street
and there's one that floods the darker parts
and there's one that hurts my tired eyes
and there's one that says she's not asleep
and there's one that waits for her to wake
how many lights do you see?
how many lights do you see?
there is one that spills out on the beach
and it sparkles on the jetting rocks
and there is one that waits for tired ships
that sleep within this tired portback to top
How Many Lights Do You See?
There's one to say that night has come
And there's one that guards this jagged shore
And there's one to call the children home
And there's one to light the path they take
How many lights do you see?
How many lights do you see?
There's one to keep the shadows off
And there's one that tells me she got home
And there's one to read his novel by
And there's one that warms this dreary room
And there's one to watch the baby sleep
And there's one to count the blinking stars
And there's one that I just can't forget
And there's one that I remember too
How many lights do you see?
How many lights do you see?
There's one that waits for closing time
And there's one that gets left on all night
And there's one that marks the western sky
And it shines down on the quiet street
And there's one that floods the darker parts
And there's one that hurts my tired eyes
And there's one that says she's not asleep
And there's one that waits for her to wake
How many lights do you see?
How many lights do you see?
There is one that spills out on the beach
And it sparkles on the jetting rocks
And there is one that waits for tired ships
That sleep within this tired portback to top
I Watched You Taking Off
meaning is sometimes hard to spot
it begins with the flickering of cigarettes
in the darkness of a dorm room
somewhere in the suffocated mid-west
and if this is real then i was mistaken
and if there is truth then why can't we find it?
beauty comes to those who have been waiting for something
bigger than themselves
this is the sound of the hopeless kids
as they scream from the basements of the houses of their parents
and this is the sound of the hopeless ones
as they stare down at their books
and realize they have been lied to
but if this is real then i was mistaken
and the vision fades as quickly as it came
consistency like that which i have craved
is that people change so unexpectedly
and realization finds you in a drunken airport
some planes depart and others never arrived
so with this in mind i don't plan on waiting
if its time to leave and break these old ties
without something else this vision is fading
but until its gone the pain will make us try
but this is the hope
i have been searching for
as the wings catch the sunlight of this cold Nebraska skyline
this is the dream i am dying in
i will wake to find tomorrow
be content without perfection
but if this is real then i was mistaken
and if the vision is gone then i was not awareback to top
A Celebration upon Completion
Because his eyes were bright and round
And no amount of time or liquor could dull them
My grandmother's name was Joy
Bcause it spilled out of her heart
And bathed her precious children in its warmth
And there was happiness in life
Beyond the sorrow and the pain
But how they ever found it I cannot explain
I guess time has a way of making everything all right
It's just there's not enough of it
And so we drink and we sing and we celebrate this life
And hope that it will last
Morning is here and night has passed
My grandfather was a doctor
He cured the sick with his kind hands
And he taught me how to sail and how to find dry land
My grandmother was all sweetness
When she spoke we all heard bells
And they rang in such a way that we were comforted
And they held on to each other
With all the strength they had
And they loved with devotion beyond what I understand
But fear has a way
Of making sleep unbearable
And the days seem cold and long
But we'll cry and we dance
And we stumble into love
In awkward, perfect grace
The moon is gone and the sun has took its place
The moon is gone and the sun has took its placeback to top
Emily, Sing Something Sweet
I want to feel the warmth inside your heart
Emily, sing something sweet for me
I need to feel those words out of your mouth
Emily, sing something, please
I want to face the life behind your eyes
Emily, sing something... something... something sweetback to top
All of the Truth
That have has me feel this way
And it is not the tiny marks of doubt
That cover everything I see
It is just the way she looks at me
With a love so complete
That I have never seen
And from this grows
A strong, undying guilt
And the feeling of regret
Of things I never felt
And oh, I wanted to change
I wanted to change
And become what she needs
And I know, I know what she needs
I know what she needs
But I can never be
I can never be
And I can never beback to top
One Straw (Please)
And, if it's true
Baby, I'm the one in love with you
And I guess that I've been all my life
And I know, and I'll try
And I love you more than those other guys
Cause you mean the world to me
You're exactly what I need
Baby, I'm waiting for you to stop shaking and come closer to me
My love and protection, my love and devotion, devotion
Devotion.. devotion
Covered the spread, won the bets
And now I'm the one who won your heart
And I hope that you'll always be mine
Cause our love is for all time
And trust of a virtue, I'll never desert you
Or leave you behind
Forever and ever, yeah, we'll be together
Together, we'll be, we'll be
And if it's true, baby, I'm the one in love with you
And I swear that I've been all my life
Covered the spread, won the bets
Baby, I'm the one that won your heart
And I know
And if it's true, and if it's true
And if it's tryback to top
Lila
Close your eyes
The dark outside can't hurt you
And I will never desert your bedside
So close them tight
The stars are so glad that they've found you
And on the blankets that surround you
They shine their light
They shine their light
So rest your head
And I will be watching from the doorway
As you slip into a perfect, peaceful sleep
And morning will come
In all its simple glory
And you will find the light
And I will be there
Standing in your shadow
Knowing that you once were mine
All mine, my baby
My baby, my girl
My babyback to top
A Few Minutes on Friday
The emptiness of day to day
And I wait until the weekend comes
So I can clear this uselessness from my brain
I count the days until she arrives
Those precious minutes when she is mine
As we walk from my front door to her car
We're so close and alone
But that will disappear
In a room filled with the warmth of others...
Of others' company
There's just too much company
There's just too much company
So I hide my wounded pride
And stare off into the other cars
If I could just speak the words
To tell her exactly how I feel
I count the ways that I might say it
But I know that none of them will work
Because she won't feel the same
We've got this far
But I can't go through with it
Because the truth would hurt too much
It hurts too much
This hurts too much
She goes back to the west coast
To drink in the sunshine
And I will stay here in these dead plains
And try to make this seed grow
And I would pray for rain
If I thought that it would helpback to top
Supriya
agony and withdraw disrupt my wellbeing
a voice flooded by the piercing and the sounds of distant lands
silence is my heart
i carry out my cross
while the son suffers away
the clouds reveal the chariots of venus
restrictions of time and space retile
while her bright eyes burn through my exploding heart
and i can see i'm in heaven
with her flesh in my arms
easy the undeniable
the misery of my lack of truth
with the truth of loveback to top
Solid Jackson
She says she's read too many fashion magazines
She's forgotten what real love is like
And as the basement collects more kids off the street
They smoke themselves to death waiting for the band to begin
They've been tuning up there for an hour now
And I don't think I can stand another minute more
But just then the first chord strums, and the drums set in
And I know what I have been waiting around for
Because no one's going home until the morning comes
No one's going to sleep until the sun comes up
Did you hear those first two songs?
They were fucking tuff
And the band's not going to stop until the cops show up
So hold your applause until the end
And wait for the sadness to set in
Cause that's the only feeling that's worth a damn
That's worth a damn
He says he's done with the pop music scene
There's too many opinions and so few are worth a shit
He has got to learn to act a little more mean
Cause the mean ones always end up with the record deals
But it's only when I'm angry that I feel complete
When we are screaming at each other is when I'm most happy
I hang out with my friends and then I get depressed
And I drink myself to sleep with any strength that's left
And I quit going to church a year ago
And my teachers think that my faith is gone
But I can do without the eucharist
Cause I found God in a Solid Jackson songback to top
Feb. 15th
all eyes on the calendar
another year i claim of total indifference
to here the days pile up
with decisions to be made
i'm sure all of them were wrong
into this song, i send myself
and with these drinks i plan to collapse and forget
this wasted year
these wasted years
devoted friends, they disappear
i'm sorry about the phone call and needing you
some decisions you don't make
i guess it's like breathing and not wanting to
there are some things that you can't fake
i guess that it is typical
to cling to memories you'll never get back again
and to sort through old photographs of a summer long ago
or a friend that you used to know
and there, below his frozen face
you wrote the name and that ancient date
and you can't believe he is really gone
when all that's left is a fucking song
i'm sorry about the phone call and waking you
i know that its late
but thank you for talking because i needed to
some things just can't waitback to top
The 'Feel Good' Revolution
Come by when you get off work
I'll be sitting around doing nothing
We can wait till the sun goes down
Then we can drive off deep into the night
I don't care where we're going
As long as I'm going with you
The summer swells in us
With the heat comes a new kind of wanting
Cool nights never cooled us off
Lay around, wait for something to happen
But, it's three lonely figures
A bedroom, a basement, she's scared
Which one is sleeping
And which one is lying awake?
Yeah, which one is sleeping
And which one is lying about it?
Afternoon drag on and on
Movie nights that never end
We can hang out all night long
Lay in bed and talk to a good friend
Cause you only get older
and probably forget what it's like
The university's quiet today
We didn't clean, we just talked in the bathroom
The girl always gets in the way
Ruined friendships, but others replace them
These opinions are poison
I've been drinking them all of my life
I could never replace you
Could never forget what it's like
Step out on a moonlit roof
The radio leads a feel good revolution
Cigarettes and my closest friends
I tell myself that I have to remember this
Remember this
Tell myself that I've got to remember
Tell myself that I've got to remember this
To remember, to remember thisback to top
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