I wouldn't care, 'cause machines are for the birds.
Oh, I wouldn't care, 'cause machines are for the birds.

Every night we watch the same surprise,
And he ripped his wing off of his arm,
And he stepped through the blooming door.

Scarecrows were walking through the rows toward him.
"Have you seen the missing lady of this wood?"
"Oh, no, sir, it's oh so sad, she was taken away, taken away."

Moonlight was making his skin glow like the fireflies he'd taken
From the tiny scarecrows in a hurry,
Who said, "Sir, you'll need these on your journey."

He came upon a wishing well,
He leaned forward and he fell,
Softly floating down on wings of fireflies.
And he saw her lying there, tangles in her hair,
in her hair.

Oh, a pretty broken wrist
Was clutched under her fist,
Her ankles were all wound
About a silver gown


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by expectedperfection

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    General CommentThis song is really quite amazing. It reminds me of the movie "the ring"... but probaly just because of the whole well thing.
    jamigaon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti was just reading prince caspian from the chronicles of narnia and the spirit of the beech tree is referred to as 'the lady of the wood'
    heyjealousyon August 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthey! heyjealousy thats true....

    Anyhow.
    I love this song.
    It's a fantastic opening song. It just hits you like a brick. Except softer.
    It gives me shivers when I hear it.
    I hear Stacy's Rhoads keyboard, and her shrilling vocals, and I'm in awe.
    I love the line "Softly floating down on wings of fireflies"

    And it's oh-so cute (haha) the lyrics, can you think of another band that says "oh no sir, its oh-so sad"? Nope.
    It's so cute.
    ourpalaceofsnowon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminded me instrisically of medieval fairy tales. I see the man as the angel of death (' ripped his wing off of his arm' fallen angel perhaps?) who has come for the lady who has is down the well. (Was she pushed? Was it suicide?) The scarecrows represent the people who stop and stare at her body, but aren't physically able to do anything.

    Another interpretation would be that this man loved the woman who he finds had fallen down a well and decides to follow her in death, 'keeling forward and he fell'. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance these sort of deaths were more frequent than you might imagine.

    Lyrics correction: 'Her pretty broken wrist was clutched under her fist. Her ankles were all wound about a silver gown.'
    Carielon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but it skeeves the hell out of me. I guess this might be obvious but to me it seems like one of those scary stories where someone just has to go look in the attic, and they die. The guy was curious about the lady of the wood, and at the end I feel like something scary happens to him.
    mockingsmileon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about this guy looking for the lady of the wood and he gose and asks a scarcrow that told him that that she was taken away some place. then he found her at a bottum of a well with a broken wrist and was wounded. Then he fell in to but the fireflys that the tiny scar crows gave him helped him by carry him down and saving the lady of the wood. I dont think she died also. But i thought the begining lyrics went like "I wouldnt care cause machines all fall apart" O.O
    Quitesnoozeon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhere have you guys heard this song? it sounds amasing. where can i get it?
    ebbishon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentat orangegoldandgreen.org
    or if you just want to hear it, you could search on YouTube and there are videos.
    mockingsmileon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnother dream song to add to the Eisley collection. :]

    Anyone who's interested in hearing this song and other rare Eisley songs can find them at:
    trolleywood.com/…
    LunaFlyon February 16, 2008   Link

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