"Lazy Eye" as written by Daniel R. Messe and Gary L. Maurer....
I've been waiting
I've been waiting for this moment all my life
But it's not quite right

And this real
It's impossible if possible
At whose blind word
So clear but so unheard

I've been waiting
I've been waiting for this silence all night long
It's just a matter of time

To appear sad
With the same old decent lazy eye
Fixed to rest on you
Aim free and so untrue

Everyone's so intimately rearranged
Everyone's so focused clearly with such shine

Everyone's so intimately rearranged
Everyone's so focused clearly with such shine

Lost and loaded
Still the same old decent lazy eye
Straight through your gaze
That's why I said I relate
I said we relate
It's so fun to relate

It's the room, the sun, and the sky
The room, the sun, and the sky

I've been waiting
I've been waiting for this moment


Lyrics submitted by nateh, edited by QuantumEcho, moorblossom

"Lazy Eye" as written by Gary L. Maurer Daniel R. Messe

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  • +11
    General CommentTo me, I get that feeling I'm sure everyones had. Where you are around someone you are really interested in, and you're really attracted to, and you constantly look at them out of the corner of your eye, hence the "lazy eye". And you've been waiting for this moment to finally catch your true love. Which is why I'm geussing in the video the two kids are constantly looking at eachother from the corner of their eyes until they finally get together. And the whole "waiting for this silence all night long" is that whole anticipation you have while watching them and waiting to makee your move.
    Capgunon January 28, 2007   Link
  • +8
    General CommentThis song is actually realizing when you're with someone that it is the imperfections that make you love them. Hence the "lazy eye".
    schill2002on January 13, 2007   Link
  • +8
    General CommentHey Amanda, coming on here and being an asshole has nothing to do with the lyrics or their meaning
    krsflanon January 30, 2007   Link
  • +5
    General CommentReally good ideas on here! Back a year ago I dedicated a blog post to this song's meaning. (if you wanna see it, go to nik-o-laus.blogspot.com/2007/04/silversun-pickups-lazy-eye-melts-in-my.html)

    To me, you gotta pay attention to the instrumentals as well as the lyrics.

    The initial Pumpkins-knockoff riff just keeps ticking with nervous energy throughout the song, mostly just below the cloudcover, but at lucky moments popping up above. It’s sweet; simple; young; innocent -- from way back in our boyhoods, but also from way back in rock history, like the simplest rock, played by the truest garage bands. Old college bands like Ween and Breeders.

    It's the nervous energy of youth uncontainable despite it’s owner’s best efforts. Ripped baggy jeans, skater shoes, ballcap, and a cracking voice when he ventures to open his unsure mouth.

    And then the song picks up and screams out, takes risks, and flourishes, just like the boy in those daring moments of blind courage in the face of fears and uncertainty. Drink what the senior hands you. Talk to that girl. Kiss her among your fumbles. Drive home drunk and get away with it. And then call your buddies the next day to talk about how you shouldn’t have gotten away with it. Those moments with friends which he will someday realize defined his personality for the rest of his life. The lyrics, in that Ween-dead-ringer voice, fit the metaphor “I’ve been waiting all my life…but it’s not quite right …I’ve been waiting for this silence all night long … it’s just a matter of time…”

    Yet again resurfaces the nervous, repetitive rhythm like life’s steady heartbeat through all the fits and starts, ups and downs, excitements and boredoms, adventures and mishaps, growths and losses, contests and comparisons. That repeating phrase “everyone is…” but am I ? Do I rate? Do you suppose those Silversun dudes meant any of this? Whether they did or didn’t I’m sure they relate.
    nbdubyaon May 24, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI've been listening to Silversun Pickups for a while and some of the comments on here made me want to sign up. ;) Namely capgun and a few others.

    Anyways, the song starts with him expressing that his optimism was quickly replaced by regret. "I've been waiting for this moment all my life... but it's not quite right" He's found love... or what he thinks is love and jumps into it; only to find that he's not sure if he actually HAS found love.

    The next verse is him hearing the advice of others (Possibly parents / role models) telling him that love is more complex than he realizes... But he doesn't listen. "So clear yet so unheard"

    "I've been waiting for the silence all night long... It's just a matter of time" He's waiting to try and truly express his love and attempt to become more intimate.

    For some reason I think that the Lazy Eye has more to do with infidelities and inexperience on his part rather than the other comments I've seen on here. The Lazy eye refers to him trying to keep his attention on her but his main focus doesn't rest on her... He can only manage to keep his "lazy eye" rested on her. Possibly my own biased being a teenage boy and having experienced such a situation myself. ;)

    "Everyone so intimately rearranged" Here he's noticing that noone else seems to be feeling the same way as he is. He may be feeling some guilt along with the regret - I think he isn't ready to move on with the relationship and begin to be more intimate... Because he doesn't feel that it's right when all he can manage on her is just a lazy eye.

    The rest is pretty funny to me - "that's why i said I relate, i said we relate, it's so fun to relate" With this line he's showing clear regrets and saying that he basically lied to everyone else... He told people that he relates, he's been intimate, he is just like them and has no problem moving on... But of course he's lying.

    "The room, the sun, and the sky..." He did it anyways. He's seeing the bigger picture of it all and goes past his inner feelings and regrets to go with the flow and avoid pressure. The ending of the song reiterates on this same idea. Very saddening. :(
    Ferretknowson October 03, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentActually, this song is more literal than you expect. Brian Aubert the lead singer of Silversun Pickups wrote some of the lyrics in regards to himself. He actually has/had a lazy eye. If you do a little research, you'll know what I'm talking about. Youtube, the "Kissing Families" video and you will notice that he has a black eye and a scar under his right eye where he most likely underwent surgery to fix Amblyopia (also known as lazy eye). This video was released in 2005. If you then look up "Panic Switch Live" video you'll notice in some of the camera angles that he actually still has the lazy eye. Now lastly, if you notice some videos between those two years you might notice that he doesn't seem to have the lazy eye. This leads me to believe that he had condition, underwent surgery to fix it, and then it came back a few years later. The song itself may have some other personal representation but I think the title "Lazy Eye" draws from his own condition. That's all.
    wisebeanon February 12, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOkay, I want to say this, because I know this for a fact, and to clear up everybody's delusions that this song is about a relationshi or losing your virginity (I swear, EVERYBODY seems to think that EVERY song is about a damn relationship). Did it ever occur to anybody that it's ACTUALLY about a Lazy Eye? The guy who wrote the song had a lazy eye when he was younger and this song is about him getting the surgery to get it repaired.
    "i've been waiting for this moment all my life" - about the surgery.
    "and this 'real', its impossible if possible at who's blind word" - is about his disbelief that its happening, he's not quite sure he believes it.

    The video for this song is SERIOUSLY misleading and they did that on purpose as well. So there, mystery solved. Enjoy.
    aimee!on June 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've heard this song before but didn't quite pay attention to as much nor did listen to it much either. But one day just this very year this song popped in my head when I seen a girl I am starting to like a lot. I thought I'd take a look at the video and noticed that's how it is with her, looking at one another. Sometimes I'd catch her looking at me and vice versa..."it's so fun to relate"
    dakotawarrioron December 07, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is either about losing their virginity or its about waking up next to someone after a party and it not being quite right....waiting for the sun to come up over their partied bodies and such...
    tifftiff987on December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "locked and loaded" who the hell wrote lost and loaded.

    you know? locked and loaded? like a gun?
    dragoonelfon February 07, 2007   Link

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