"Faces In The Window" as written by and Jimmy Bain*/ronnie James Dio/vinny Appice/craig Goldie....
Give me shelter shelter
I can face the day
Then I'll just fade away
Give me shelter
Give me shelter

Sleep comes slowly
The fire starts to die
You open up your eyes

Faces in the window
Noises in the night
Faces in the window
Hiding from the light
Faces in the window

We are evil
And we are all divine
Creations of the mind
We are pleasure

I see clearly
Who's behind the wall
Yes, I can see us all

We're faces in the window
Noises in the night
Faces in the window
Hiding from the light
Faces in the window

Give me shelter shelter shelter
Give me shelter shelter shelter

Faces in the window
Noices in the night
Faces in the window
Hiding from the light

Faces in the window
Faces in the window
Faces in the window
Faces in the window

When the fire starts to die
And you open up your eyes
There they are in the window
Faces in the window

We are evil and divine
Just creations of the mind
And faces in the window
Faces in the window

Faces in the window


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"Faces in the Window" as written by Craig Goldie Claude Schnell

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    General CommentI see what the guy above me is saying, but I dissagree. I think he is close and yet far at the same time.

    I think what Dio was trying to say with this song was that when people face the light that society shine on you, they seek "shelter" by acting like everybody else. When is says "faces in the window" basicly, when you are in the house (and incase someone who reads this doesnt know a house counts as a shelter) you can look outside the window. When the song said "I see clearly who's behind the wall, yes, I can see us all" he was talking about those hiding their true selfs from the world.

    when the song says "The fire starts to die when you open up your eyes" the fire is refering to your passions. lets say you go to a school where most of the people that go there listens to rap, and you dont like rap and you prefer Rock. Well then your passion for Rock would start to die when you wake up in the morning because you want to fit in and like rap, so your true self takes "shelter" and hides while you act like you love rap.

    Makes sence?

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    myr576on October 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my fav Dio songs.. and 0 posts thus far? Blasphemy. Okay here is my simple interpretation of Faces In The Window. The song talks about facing the day and shelter at first. I view this as a reference to being awake. Then "I just fade away" is that state of consciousness when you are entering sleep (hypnagogic/hypnapompic states). Our human body is like a Window, and whatever our true self/spirit is looks through this window to percieve normal waking state reality... the same way a computer's operating system is called "Windows", well so is our body and mind. Also, notice the line, "Sleep comes slowly... your fire starts to die, you open up your eyes.." So, if sleep is coming, how are you then opening your eyes? Unless, opening your eyes is a reference to astral/dream travel and other states of consciousness accessed when we shut our physical senses off. As for "we are evil and divine, just creations of the mind," obviously Dio has had his Crown Chakra opened. When your Crown Chakra is functioning you realize how we are actually just the product of our own mind and thoughts (quite bewildering). Furthermore, in such states of consciousness you would also be meeting odd beings, entities, spirits, and Evil Eyes aswell!
    lawofthetrapezoidon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of this is that Dio is relating how the mind looks for patterns in randomness, you hear voices in white noise, "faces in the window", that kind of stuff. He then states that we, ourselves are these patterns also. We are faces in the window. By this I think he means within the chaos of the universe we are an exception to the chaos, a pattern. Both us, and the patterns we more easily see at night when it's dark are hiding from the light. For faces in the window, they disappear when examined more closely, and for us we are destroyed by the chaos.
    Savageperon May 23, 2013   Link

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