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 fear

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    General CommentEven though the song ends sad. I love this line "In a forest of designer clothes, you touch me and smile" I can just imagine two people there. Designer clothes represent perfection and materialistic things. When the girl touches him and smiles it's like saying "I don't need absolute 'perfection', I want you." Well that's just how I interpreted it. Adorable
    LaughAtTheEndingon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about wanting someone so much and knowing your cause is hopeless. you know you have to give up on your cause, but without them youre empty.
    alk3girlon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow, this song is totally how i feel. im glad someone can relate.
    likeabadstar26on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbright eyes isn't emo anyway. it's far far removed.
    shutupshutupshutupon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbright eyes is way too good to be considered emo, they're more folk.
    mandie1345on January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBright Eyes is basically considered indie rock. But yeah, this song rocks my argyle-print socks.
    xIndieVeganxon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCan there be one Bright Eyes song on here where half of the comments are NOT debating which genre in which to classify Bright Eyes?! Sheesh. Here's an idea: Stop classifying music and just freaking listen to it.
    Colosimoon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a song about being in a relationship with someone and knowing that they're losing intrest, and things are falling apart.
    yellow_birdon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love how in the beginning it takes him so long to actually start singing, he goes "alright" twice and then it seems like he changes his mind... it's just so hesistant and cute and it makes me smile. and the song itself is so beautiful, yet you can feel the pain he's going through... it seems like such a "so close and yet so far" situation, if you get what i mean, as do some of the other songs on this album.
    esoteric_rubbishon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with laughattheending about the designer clothes thing.
    this is an amazing song, i thought there would be more comments.
    bmth_ownon May 05, 2007   Link

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