"Blind" as written by Zachary David Maloy, Jesse Herron Davis, Ricky Brooks and John Stephen Humphrey....
Now some of us are weak, and some endure
Some people live their lives with a violence that's pure and clean
But I saw man cry once, down on his knees
In a corner of a darkened cell, and his pain meant nothing to me

But I was younger then
Young men never die
And I walked out in the sun
I was strong, clear-minded and blind

Now don't say a prayer for anyone
It doesn't do any good
Please don't ask me a question
It'd just be misunderstood
And if you could step inside me you'd feel what hatred brings
And if you saw with my eyes you'd see what self-deception means

I was younger once and I created a lie
And though my body was strong
I was self-deluded, confident and blind

Now show some pity for the weak of will
Because when we're drinking we can never be filled
Show some understanding for the lonely fool
Because when I am drinking I am out of control

I was never young
Nothing has transpired
And when I look in the mirror I feel dead, I feel cold
I am blind
I am blind
I am blind
I am blind

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    General CommentClearly, the song is a general reflection on the past and present of his life. What a beautiful and meaningful piece it is, too. Gira has always known how to be harsh and beautiful in the same.
    dalaraon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about going through life, and learning a lot. The whole song has a tone of wisdom, and a kind of knowledge about the aspects of life. In the first two verses he talks about how, in the past, he didn't know enough about the world, and/or didn't have any understanding of how things worked. It's like he's saying, "I know a lot of things now that I didn't know then." However, in the final verse, he says that he has never been young, and that he hasn't changed or learned over time. He's acknowledging that he's just as foolish as when he really was young, and still makes the same mistakes. In short, he's saying that, during his existence, he feels like he has grown as a person, only to find that he is still as imperfect as his past self.

    Certainly a message I can relate to. I don't listen to a lot of Michael Gira, but this song is absolutely legendary, beautiful and downright poetic.
    wbarrettm03on December 07, 2017   Link

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