My eyes are arid and cold on a portrait's insides.
I am time-hardened wax and I can see wide!
Fungus and frost have fondled my frontside and I...
Did he wonder and wander in small ages?
Did he forget that I died?
He's older and ugly and a beautiful baby,
he's retinal mist.
Far away, far away,
leaning and twisting,
I moan and I list!

Not flying, not walking, porous, like curtains,
I hang on the dampness of Spring!
I've known my own scrapings for so many years,
I know that something is coming!
Not demon, not quickly, gradual breaking glass,
My knees will go out from under me!
I've borne my own weight for so many years,
I know the ground is dissolving!
Not under, not behind, not slow torpid.
I'm far-away attic frost, free and untangled!
Free and untangled...

Didn't he wonder?
I shall surprise!
Did he forget?
I shall remind him!
Please hold my hand, beautiful ugly man!

I've come untangled, but we shall find frost again!
Dizzy and turning, you never need walk!
I shall carry you, hold you, early and blinded!
My son is no burden, I'm ancient with sorrow strength!


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    Song MeaningThe song's bascially about the ghost of an old woman who lives in her son's attic. It's also in the name of the song as well, "Dead Eyes Open, or, How the Women in the Attic Fled Never to Return" it's almost kind of beautiful in an eerie sense, her watching over her son; "He's older, he's ugly, he's a beautiful baby" and "Didn't he wonder? I shall surprise him! Did he forget? I shall remind him!"
    icky666on January 22, 2013   Link

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