"See No Evil" as written by and Tom Verlaine....
What I want
I want now
And it's a whole lot more
Than 'anyhow'
I want to fly
Fly a fountain
I want to jump-jump-jump
Jump a mountain

I understand all (I see no)
Destructive urges (I see no)
It seems so perfect (I see no)
I see, I see no, I see no evil

I get ideas
I get a notion
I want a nice little boat
Made out of ocean
I get your point
You're so sharp
Getting good reactions
With your 'evil' talk

I understand all (I see no)
Destructive urges (I see no)
It seems so perfect (I see no)
I see, I see no, I see no evil

Don't say unconscious
No, don't say doom
Well, if you got to say it
Oh, let me leave this room
'Cause what I want
I want now
And it's a whole lot more
Than 'anyhow', get it?

I understand all (I see no)
Destructive urges (I see no)
It seems so perfect (I see no)
I see, I see no, I see no evil

I'm runnin' wild with the one I love (I see no evil)
I'm going crzy with the one I love (I see no evil)
How could you make it with the one I love (I see no evil)
Discard the feelings of the the one you love (I see no evil)
Discard the feelings of the the one you love (I see no evil)
Stay late in bars with the one you love (I see no evil)
Pull down the future with the one you love (I see no evil)
Pull down the future with the one you love (I see no evil)
Pull down the future with the one you love (I see no evil)
Pull down the future with the one you love (I see no evil)


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"See No Evil" as written by Tom Verlaine

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    General CommentIgnorance is bliss. I think that's the message really.
    myeh_manon April 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song I feel is about having a state of mind of the opposite of evil, someone who acknowledges evil being there in front of him but being pure with love in every action he does.
    Therefore he does not see in the eyes of evil in the actions that he executes in his life but is honest to himself and therefore eliminates any trace of evil in his mind without ignoring or being ignorant to evil, rather confronting it with love and becoming virtuous and or honest with himself and everything else in this world.
    What you see is what you get.
    Truthbeyouon January 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. Fine song, too
    Sirius1on May 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with myeh. I also think this is one of the greatest songs ever. It's so basic but I could listen to it over and over.
    MrLongroveon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat happened to the first verse?
    adamrobertton November 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust discovered this band. wow amazing sound they have.
    Pauperon December 03, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is a little different than what's been said so far. I think the argument is that all of what we describe as "evil" can be explained by somebody wanting something very badly, which the speaker sympathizes with ("I understand all destructive urges") and so he does not see this as evil. After all, what he wants, he wants now. He can't control himself when faced with urges, and he doesn't see himself as evil, so nobody is.
    tyler11on December 29, 2014   Link

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