"Io" as written by and Barry Alan/gibb Gibb....
One wore white
The other dressed in red
One invincible
The other fell down and bled
One to touch your face
The other to wipe the sweat
One to know your name
The other not just yet

One day calm broke the silence and I heard my voice in the audience
And it said "Look at my face."
One day calm broke the silence
I wear my nerves on the outside and
Hide them under my

There's no one out there, I know
Her eyes were gleaming in ah
And I'm still breathing on my own
But thoughts are leaving one by one

One stood by
While the other came and went
The other flew away
So she wouldn't fall out again
One to let you know
The other to make you wait
Worlds across the fence and they're traveled every day.


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"Io" as written by Maurice Gibb Barry Gibb

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    General CommentPt. How could such a great band be so ignored, while the likes of...a lot of other great bands (besides The Dave Matthews Band (I loathe) and Avril Lavigne) are on the Top 50 list. It LOOKS like the Top 50 bands (while I like a lot of them) are only THERE because it's HIP to like those bands at the moment.

    Aannyyyway, I have no idea what to think about this song. I just chose to rant here because this is my favorite Brazil song. =)
    vernellion June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like the lead singer's voice in this song particualarily
    FiFroxmySOXon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what iO means??
    Darcyon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok, this is an amazing band , the voice is so powerful , the soft distortion of the guitars and the keyboard filling the empty and silence spaces...

    i guess IO is just -i owe-
    i.o.u.CoTyon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure if this what Io means in this song but..
    Io is the name one of the four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter. It's also the most volcanically active object in the solar system..
    Well, the only reason I thought this was relevant was because Jupiter is also mentioned in the song Iconoclast.
    Krebllogson January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat this song is about -

    Okay, this song uses a double metaphor. Her eyes were gleaming like iO is talking about the planet iO and its bright surface, while the rest of it is about greek mythology.

    iO was a maiden who was loved by zeus, so Hera turned her into a cow.
    Discoon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti/o also means input/output - and since brazil likes to use computery references, this could possibly be was i/o means.
    murdersquirrelon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think maybe the Jupiter referance may be correct and I also think it might be the computer referance....

    Maybe he meant it this way, when you look at the verses he goes back and forth signing of opposites, which could be the in/out referance. The Jupiter part is noticable during the chorus when he sings about her eyes.
    midorkaon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i get a lot of dualism in these lyrics
    palerecorddivisionon March 02, 2006   Link

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