Don't think sorry's easily said
Don't try turning tables instead
You've taken lots of Chances before
But I'm not gonna give anymore
Don't ask me
That's how it goes
Cause part of me knows what you're thinkin'

Don't say words you're gonna regret
Don't let the fire rush to your head
I've heard the accusation before
And I ain't gonna take any more
Believe me
The sun in your Eyes
Made some of the lies worth believing

[Chorus]
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind

Don't leave false illusions behind
Don't cry cause I ain't changing my mind
So find another fool like before
Cause I ain't gonna live anymore believing
Some of the lies while all of the signs are deceiving

[Chorus]



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"Eye in the Sky" as written by Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons, Wanderley Bertazzo Pinto Leley Bertazzo, Luiz Antonio Batista Montagna Luiz Batista

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  • +3
    General Comment:It's about how two people were in a relationship, and one of them lied. He was saying sorry's not always enough, and that the lier can't try to turn it around and blame him either. He gave many "second chances", but just couldn't take it anymore. He knows the person will try to lie their way back.
    (Don't think sorry's easily said
    Don't try turning tables instead
    You've taken lots of Chances before
    But I'm not gonna give anymore
    Don't ask me
    That's how it goes
    Cause part of me knows what you're thinkin' )

    Also, about how when the person being lied to cut off the relationship the lier got angry and would say things they didn't entirely mean.
    (Don't say words you're gonna regret
    Don't let the fire rush to your head)

    He's saying some of the lies were worth believing because being with the person was that important.
    (The sun in your Eyes
    Made some of the lies worth believing)

    The chorus is about how he's capable of seeing through the person's lies and know what they're going to try to pull next.


    In the last verse he's saying not to act like all of the deceptions were true. Not to cry or whine for pity to get him to take them back after it all. To just find another fool to believe them like he had, and that he was giving up on anything he had believed because all the signs told him the statements or situations were false.
    (Don't leave false illusions behind
    Don't Cry cause I ain't changing my mind
    So find another fool like before
    Cause I ain't gonna live anymore believing
    Some of the lies while all of the Signs are deceiving )
    SomeRandomGirlon December 31, 2004   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaning:This song is obviously about Sauron watching the one carrying the One Ring.
    Sargtlinon June 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Why the song is NOT about God talking:

    -> God is everywhere, not only in the sky but everywhere
    -> God is not an eye - not even in a metaphorical use
    -> "you've taken lots of chances before, but I ain't gonna give anymore" -> God always gives chances (at least so long as human beings are alive)
    -> "part of me knows what you're thinking" -> not only a "part" of God knows what someone is thinking because God completely and entirely knows everything since God has no "parts".

    These are only some very obvious hints. There are many more as for instance this line:
    "so find another fool like before"
    I think that this is the line which makes clear that the song is about a broken relationship.

    In order to understand why the song is NOT about a surveillance state, you got to look on the MORAL side:
    Why would a powerful and omniscient human being say "find another fool like before"? Or why would such a powerful, controlling and stony person would utter a sentence like "the sun in your eyes made some of the lies worth believing"? Like I said, you got to look on the MORAL side and spot the emotions.

    As the song is neither about God speaking nor about a surveillance state, it is about a broken relationship.

    In the chorus the speaker suffers because his pride is injured. The chorus may sound cold and unromantic - that's because he desperately and frustratingly wants to convince himself that she means nothing to him anymore and that it is not worth loving her anymore. Thus, he tries to stifle his feelings and tries to appear superior and taller than he really is because he wants to convice himself that she is the "loser" and he the "winner" of a broken relationship.

    For further explanations read my first post which is one or two posts above this one.

    Does my interpretation make sense?
    renezegon May 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The entire concept of the album is that of a Big Brother type influence, and this is no exception.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This whole album, not just this paticular song, was heavily influenced by the book 1984 by George Orwell. But that's just what Parsons himself said. What the hell does he know? Don't post comments if you don't know what you're talking about.
    smarterthanyou_ergoon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:She's been cheating and lying, and now he has all the info.
    TheMonolithon March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I always misheard the chorus as "I believe your lies" and I think I prefer it that way because it just gives the song such a powerful sad element like that. But now that I read the proper lyrics I don't see any doubt that the victim of these lies is over the relationship. The eye in the sky is kind of that moment of clarity when your finally over someone thats hurting you and you can see through to the other side that is brighter, without those lies.
    draven66on April 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's a floor wax! It's a dessert topping! IT'S A FLOOR WAX! IT'S A DESSERT TOPPING!

    It's both!

    Just look at that shine! And it's delicious!
    Zorro3on April 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I agree with those who think that the song is a love song.

    The veses are pretty straightforward, I think. As there are already many comments on the verses, I want to mainly comment on the chorus because it seems to be a bit complicated when we consider the song as a love song. This comment is kind of a reply to Bulldog246 as well.

    I do not only interpret the chorus literally, but rather with regard to the emotions expressed. In my own sight, the chorus is the moment where the relationship eventually breaks up.

    "I am the eye in the sky looking at you" -> the speaker speaks from a different point of view now. He is "in the sky", but where is the female adressee? The lyrics don't tell us where exactly the adressee is, but most probably she is not in the sky. Perhaps she is down in the world because in in this line, as well as in the entire chorus, he appears to be superior and she inferior. The fact that the speaker and the adressee are in different places now logically entails that there is DISTANCE between them. As facile as this may sound: he is in the sky, she is somewhere else. Thus, they are in different locations, so naturally they now are distant from each other and are hence separated. This fact is new, since in the preceding verse he directly spoke to her which you can see by the use of several directives (e.g. "don't ask me", "don't say words you're gonna regret", "believe me"...). In the chorus, however, the speaker does no longer talk directly to the adressee - because now they are separated. In the chorus the speaker rather talks to himself.

    "I am the maker of rules, dealing with fools" -> I don't interpret these words literally, but rather METAPHORICALLY because I don't see somone laying down strict rules. The way I see it, this line basically expresses how the speaker feels. He tries to persuade himself that she means nothing to him anymore. I think that is why the lyrics seem so cold and unromantic - because he tries to stifle his feelings. He wants to forget her and start a new life without her. That is why he wants to make his own rules and live as he pleases, without her. But the sad truth is that he cannot totally forget her - for the simple reason that he is still "looking at" her and "dealing with" her - even from the distance. Subconsiously, he knows that she still is a part of him. This frustrates him and explains why the lyrics - especially the chorus - is rough and bitter, and also why he is sulky and still angry about her. In the chorus he wants to be taller than he really is. But he just WANTS to be strong. Just because he says that he is "the eye in the sky" it does not mean that he really is so. In my opinion the speaker wants forget her by looking down at her, by offending and by disdaining her ("I can read your mind/I can cheat you blind/dealing with fools"). As I see it, the speaker just IMAGINES being powerful or even omnipotent.

    Summarily, in my opinion, there are two worlds: the "real" world which are the verses. And the imaginary world, the chorus. This would also explain the sudden shifts of mood between verse and chorus. The descriptions in the verses are quite reasonable and human but the chorus is not.

    rgds, renezeg...
    renezegon May 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:THIS SONG KICKS ASS...good thing george was wrong and this really didn't happen by 1984...also, made a great theme for the bulls...
    ZinbobDanon May 11, 2003   Link

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