RADIUM EYES by Peter Moore
Count Zero)



Merry is the man
with money in his hand
with grease between the wheels
and lamps in his latrine

and stacks of fresh towels for his wet hands
Counting up all his toys
Draining tent fire from the neighbors
Sermons from soldier boys

like our young cadet
whose lords require sweat
til Spain is on its ass
surrend’ring Philippines

He‘s stuck in ruts wearing lead pants
buried chest-deep in a Maginot
Wondering when he'll touch flesh again
next chance he gets, he must tell her:

“Oh, you've got Radium eyes”

He can see his girl
with temporary curls,
Her doorbell fetching maid,
pour fêtes a la piscine

but she’s working, changing the bedpans
in cities where none but daughters roam
Stretchers fill ev'ry cathedral
tarpaulins drip from each broken dome

“You've got Radium eyes”

Day meets night in your eyes.


“Oh, you've got Radium eyes”




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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from Guitar Hero 2. It has such an interesting and unique sound. So strange!
    matsieon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol Thank god for guitar hero. I've been introduced to so much much that I never would have listened to because of it. This song is a perfect example of that. So a robo love song set during the phillipines war. That's an odd concept.
    nolimit24on February 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti never really listened to this song until today when i was playing guitar hero. it's so pretty and interesting sounding, i added it to my mysapce profile.
    showyourteethon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI typed "pour fêtes a la piscine" into google translator, and it means "for festivals with the swimming pool"
    Krueger9on August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but did anyone else notice his lisp? At the end of eyes..the 's'...it's cute though adds even more character a great song..as for the meaning, it's self explanitory...
    Quit_Lollygaggingon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know a girl with radium eyes.
    i should tell her so, next chance i get. (:
    sable Jesteron November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKrueger9, a fête a la piscine is a POOL PARTY! *jumps around*
    nolimit24on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentha agreed. but what exactly do they mean by radium eyes?
    jsrocker27on December 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentha agreed. but what exactly do they mean by radium eyes?
    jsrocker27on December 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs explained (somewhat) by the phrase 'day meets night in your eyes', 'radium eyes' probably means that whoever he's singing about has eyes that, at different points in time, are both dark and light. (Pure radium, when fresh, is a brilliant white, but it blackens when it's exposed to air.)
    tippy_typewriteron December 31, 2007   Link

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