"We Closed Our Eyes" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Inside everyone hides one desire
Outside no one would know
Danger close to edge of the knife
Safer not to let go
And while we miss chances
You can almost hear time slipping away

We close our eyes we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes to time slipping away

No show Wednesday girl waits with the wine
She knows just what to say
While no one listens
You can almost hear time slipping away

We close our eyes we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes and

We can talk to strangers
We are burning with the spark
And we can walk on water
We are tigers in the dark
We are burning

We close our eyes

Heroes never give into the night
He knows how far he can run
And as he surrenders
You can almost hear time slipping away

We close our eyes we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes


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"We Close Our Eyes" as written by John Joseph Campbell John Cavadus Whitehead

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  • +1
    General CommentThe song is actually called

    "We Close Our Eyes" not 'We Closed our eyes'

    Also its...

    "We close our eyes to see the final flame"
    not
    "We close our eyes to see the final frame"

    As for the meaning I sort of agree with DAVIDINTEL but i think theres more to it than that aswell.

    Sinkinrubberduckon June 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song to me seems to be about how you can close your eyes and do anything within the realm of your own mind. You can talk to strangers, walk on water, whatever you like. However it serves as a warning not to spend too much time dreaming and to do the most you can with what you have in reality. Every second of your life not used constructively is a second lost.
    massoftheblackon August 04, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about how within your own mind you can do anything, but that in reality it's not quite so easy. With eyes closed, while escaping into the realm of imagination you can talk to strangers, walk on water, whatever. However, the song cautions: "We close our eyes, but time's slipping away". You have to make use of time and achieve what you can in the real world, while accepting your shortcomings and not spending too many hours dreaming about what you could have been.
    massoftheblackon December 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentReality can be harsh and also humbling at the same time. In our minds we can do anything, but in the real world we are far more limited.
    DAVIDINTELon November 03, 2006   Link

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