"Blind" as written by Michael Gira of Swans....
Now some of us are weak and some endure
Some people live their life, with a violence that's pure and clean
But I saw a man cry once, down on his knees
In the corner of a darkened cell, and his pain meant nothing to me

But I was younger then young men never die
When 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 questions, 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-diluted, 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 a lonely fool
Because when I'm drinking, I am out of control
Well 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

Lyrics submitted by sves, edited by sgs

"Blind" as written by Jon Lord

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song is definitely, definitely not written by Jason Wade. Jason Wade is, according to the internet, the lead singer of Lifehouse. Apparently, Lifehouse also has a song named 'Blind'. This song has nothing to do with that and is written by Michael Gira. Please fix this.
    sgson December 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlease correct your punctuation and spelling!

    like "week", "were", "self-deluded" etc.
    Filiuson May 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell I was never young, nothing has transpired
    when I look in the mirror, I feel dead, I feel cold, I am blind
    bohemiandonuton September 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI noticed that whoever is out there correcting the liner notes/credits for these songs took my earlier suggestion and changed the 'written by' part of this and removed the Lifehouse guy as song writer. However, he/she/they then added a bunch of names of guys from the Nixons. Michael Gira wrote this song. Please see this link: allmusic.com/album/…

    Track #15. Note the composer. Sorry to be a stick-in-the-mud about this.
    sgson February 26, 2013   Link
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    General Comment*sigh* I suppose this song will never list the correct credits. I dont know who Jon Lord is (google says he's from Deep Purple), but he did not write this song. It's a Swans song, written by Michael Gira. Not the Lifehouse guy, or the Nixons guys, or the Deep Purple guy.
    sgson February 29, 2016   Link

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