"Eye of Fatima (Part One)" as written by and David Lowery Chris Pederson....
He's got the Eye of Fatima on the wall of his room
Two bottles of tequila, three cats and a broom
He's got an 18-year-old angel and she's all dressed in black
He's got 15 nickles of cocaine tied up in a sack
And this here's a government experiment and we're driving like Hell
To give some cowboys some Acid and to stay in motels
We're going to eat up some wide open spaces
Like it was a cruise on the Nile
Take the hands off the clock, we're going to be here a while
And I am the Eye of Fatima on the wall of the motel room
And cowboys on acid are like Egyptian cartoons
And no one ever conquered Wyoming from the left or from the right
But you can stay in motel rooms and stay up all night


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"Eye of Fatima" as written by David Lowery Chris Pederson

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    General CommentThis song has an irresistible musical drive fueled by the interplay of the bass, violin and (I think) slide-guitar riffs. The lyrical imagery is amusing if nonsensical but fits the musical vibe. Common, “and cowboys on acid”, what a great juxtaposition of ideas.

    Actually, after review the lyrics and one more listen, I think this song is about a guy and his girl on a crazy drug/alcohol fueled road trip. I offer that explanation up for what its worth but this is still one cool song to digest!
    grogleyon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe eye of fatima is a symbol used in amulets, charms and jewelry to protect against the "evil eye" in Islamic traditions. Also known as the Hand of Fatima (Hand of Miriam in Jewish tradition), in reference to Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Muhammad.
    ltocadiscoon November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno sense at all, but o' well.
    pumkinhedon January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's actually "15 bindles (not pimples) of cocaine . . ." If not bindles it may be kilos. I really doubt it's pimples.

    jazwankeron September 03, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correction15 nickels of cocaine. You know, kind of like a dime bag, but only half as much.
    leamancon April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFirst, it's definitely "bindles".

    Second, from David Lowery's own blog (davidlowerymusic.com/…):

    ...shortly after this Anthony’s girlfriend ran off with Pete to Wyoming. It was never exactly clear if they were romantically involved but they definitely went on a huge drug and psychedelics binge. When I saw her sometime later she mentioned tripping her ass off on LSD with a bunch of cowboys in some tiny town in Wyoming. And she said verbatim to me:

    “Man watching cowboys on acid was crazy. They looked like some kind of Egyptian hieroglyphics to me. Animated like cartoons”

    And thus the song Eye of Fatima was born.
    IHateMidgetson June 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFirst, it's definitely "bindles".

    Second, from David Lowery's own blog (davidlowerymusic.com/…):

    ...shortly after this Anthony’s girlfriend ran off with Pete to Wyoming. It was never exactly clear if they were romantically involved but they definitely went on a huge drug and psychedelics binge. When I saw her sometime later she mentioned tripping her ass off on LSD with a bunch of cowboys in some tiny town in Wyoming. And she said verbatim to me:

    “Man watching cowboys on acid was crazy. They looked like some kind of Egyptian hieroglyphics to me. Animated like cartoons”

    And thus the song Eye of Fatima was born.
    IHateMidgetson June 20, 2013   Link

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