"1,000 Eyes" as written by and Chuck Schuldiner....
Crossing the line into the other side
Emerging as prisoners
To the emptiness of time

To the left and to the right
From behind - they're out of sight
Plunging into a new found
Age of advanced observeillance
A worldwide, foolproof cage

Privacy and intimacy as we know it
Will be a memory
Among many to be passed down
To those who never knew

Living in the pupil of 1,000 eyes

Was it overlooked in front of all our faces?
Now, all the mistakes and secrets
Cannot be erased

Viewing the blind complexity
By which laws were justified
To erase simplicity

To the left and to the right
From behind - they're out of sight
Plunging into a new found
Age of advanced observeillance
A worldwide, foolproof cage

Privacy and intimacy as we know it
Will be a memory
Among many to be passed down
To those who never knew

Living in the pupil of 1,000 eyes

We are enslaved now...


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"1,000 Eyes" as written by Chuck Schuldiner

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    General Commenti believe that this song is about how our rights (invasion of privacy) are being exploited. how there are cameras in a lot of places that there shouldn't be not just in stores. and how everything we say could be recorded and it's just ruining our freedom toatally.
    predeadmanon April 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, indeed. I agree.
    I think it's about a near future, though.

    "Privacy and intimacy as we know it
    Will be a memory
    Among many to be passed down
    To those who never knew"

    To me, that's basically saying that cameras and other stuff that threatens our privacy/intimacy is proliferating.
    Eliminationon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Privacy and intimacy as we know it
    Will be a memory
    Among many to be passed down
    To those who never knew"

    When everything we do is no longer private, we may fight back, but what about the generations after us who never knew of the solace in privacy because they never had it. What will they be able to do then?
    shroombrainon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEither conform or keep fighting, since they'd know previous generations did, too.

    We're already being watched close enough anyway. Did you know every e-mail you send is being read by the US government?
    And every phone call you make, as well.


    Man, you gotta love the drumming in the chorus, Gene Hoglan is insane. And so is Richard Christy.
    Eliminationon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about an alpaca which has a dental problem. He became addicted to lollipops back in '79 which is the root of the problem. Unfortunately the alpaca couldn't care less and sat in front of the television with a nice cup of tea. Fortunately his friend Mr. Hippo teaches him to linedance and he forgets about his problem. He wins the local linedance contest and recieves a keyring of the Eiffel Tower as a prize.
    Wallamanageon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is about our future and how we will be watched, or how we feel we are being watched. There are no secrets..
    Jphthe1 explicton March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRead 1984.
    AmorVomnia7on August 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely a great one, as it deals with privacy issues, and more destruction of our constitutional freedoms by the government. Big brother is watching, but with more sophisticated technology than ever imagined. I don't think Chuck meant for just 500 people to be watching. There's more than that! The chorus of "Living in the pupil of 1000 eyes" is played with such blazing speed! I think the whole "Symbolic" album was Death's best band lineup ever!
    snafuoneon May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was a reference to the Illuminati and how they are taking away our rights to turn us against each other and how theyre always watching us and yet we cant see them "to the left and to the right from behind theyre out of sight" he is also saying in his song how we are all slaves and dont know it we live in a world with worthless paper for currency that only creates debt thus enslaving us to its monetary system. Chuck had it all figured out he was trying to tell us without saying too much telling us to free our minds and wake up in his words "WE ARE ENSLAVED NOW!!"
    Obscura666on February 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNoone is right, men. This song is about internet and danger it offers to humanity.
    These lines emphasize my hypothesis:
    Plunging into a new found
    Age of advanced observeillance
    A worldwide, foolproof cage
    (in other words - w.w.w.)
    ................
    Privacy and intimacy as we know it
    Will be a memory

    Vortexxxxxon August 18, 2011   Link

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