"Gravity Eyelids" as written by and Steven/balch Wilson....
Open your eyes now
Hear me out before I lose my mind
I've been waiting for hours
Let the salt flow, feel my coil unwind

Give me a smile please
Count the calm and watch my breathing slow
Winding me up tease
Get inside my head and make it show

Gravity eyelids come down

Touching your oil skin
Slipping hands down past your waist to find
I've been waiting for hours
Let the salt flow, feel my coil unwind
Go to the edge swim
Brown the eyes that sleep has rendered blind

Gravity eyelids come down
Come love so young with your gold arms so I wake her
Here's a will that will glow in the dark


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"Gravity Eyelids" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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    General CommentThis site is evil. I thought Blackest Eyes was an awesome song; then I read here it was about rape. I thought this would be a good song to fuck to; it's about child molestation.

    Seriously...fuck you guys.

    Anyway, in the "song to fuck to" sense, this needs to be sung by a woman. Definitely.
    JoeBaldwinon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis site is evil. I thought Blackest Eyes was an awesome song; then I read here it was about rape. I thought this would be a good song to fuck to; it's about child molestation.

    Seriously...fuck you guys.

    Anyway, in the "song to fuck to" sense, this needs to be sung by a woman. Definitely.

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    I'm sorry you don't have the mental capacity to take this deeper than face value. Porcupine Tree songs are rarely sweet and kind beneath the surface. They wouldn't be genuine if they were.
    Poofinon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about sexual molestation in some sense, the covering brown eyes things support this, and despite it being beautiful, im gonna have to say, sorry guys, these lyrics are dark, dark, dark...in a way only Wilson can make them...beautiful.
    Blernon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems, as i believe, that this song is about child molestation. And it could symbolise how people have the tendency to molest and abuse those who are weak and unable to defend themselves. This, obviously, results in the decadence and, in a way, death of the individual that is abused. Thus, the reference to gravity eyelids.
    Premiseon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is clearly sexual in nature, though I couldn't say whether it is or is not about child molestation. There is lyrical evidence to support the idea, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was about two young lovers or something else.

    Oh well, it's an amazing song nonetheless.
    NothingManon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a hell of a sexy song. It is from In Absentia, but all the songs on that album have multiple meanings or ways they can be interpreted. Steven Wilson has also noted this one is about " a night by the Dead Sea." However the whole point of In Absentia's lyrics is to let people make what they will of them, whatever SW meant them to be about.
    GroovyJudeon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI got dissapointed when I read about the child molestation thing...it's such a seductive song...very hauntingly beautiful...I cried when I first heard it, of course that was in my "soft music phase" days, but I still love to listen to this song, it brings back memories (not sexual memories, but just good memories)

    Anyways, I think it would be a great song to make love to :)
    nobodysmithon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, those dont match my interpretation at all.. I always thought of it as someone beside their sleeping lover, waiting for them to awake.
    Mikaela72090on December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought its about husband/wife having relationship problems regarding having sex. A man trying to have sex with his wife but she refuses... anyway you could be right guys.
    MMM88on December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I heard this song, I thought of necrophilia... It's obviously sexual, with the coil and salt, everyone should know what that means. Covering the eyes with brown could refer to burying the body... Since dirt is brown, he certainly has raped or murdered the person he is doing this too.
    DementedPuppyon May 28, 2007   Link

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