The fox, the fox
Lied
Eyes under my prize

The fox, the fox
Lied
Fox eyes under my prize

We're in a different war
With ourselves, and with some of you
So many things that don't hold true

With the fear that dims our light
With the barnacles on our right

On the grass, beachy head
On the cliff to which you've been lead
The curve of the hill is green and soft
As if the wind would hold you aloft

Its how you feel for me now, not how you felt
Its how you deal with envy, not how you dealt

Recognise and send away, set it asail
Serenity inside of me

We're in a different war
With ourselves, and with some of you
So many things that can't be true

On the grassy beachy head
On the cliff where you were laid
The curve, the hill is green and soft
As if the wind would hold you

Serenity inside of me
Set asail

But you'll sail alone
If you don't hold the rope
You'll go alone


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    General CommentI watched Quadrophenia the other day; in the end scene the main character throws his motorbike off Beachy Head which is a notorious suicide spot in Great Britain. Nada Surf have punk roots I'm sure they've seen the film. Either the song is about that, or about someone they know who may have committed or attempted suicide.
    avavaon September 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI disagee; this is my favorite song on the CD. I think envy is wrong to dislike songs for what they stand for. I feel like it is a war of nature, within themselves, not a literal war.
    cutaneousenseson July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Eyes under my prize"?

    I'm hearing "Eyes on the wrong prize", a modification of the "Keep your eye on the prize" idiom.
    Ryuhzaon February 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentMatthew spoke about this song during a gig. It's about Fox broadcasting company which he deemed representing the Republican party.
    RobertK88on October 22, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentObviously about the war in Iraq.
    "The Fox lied"; Fox news, the media lying.
    Probably my least favorite song from "Lucky". I'm not a fan of songs with a political type message.
    Envy337on May 13, 2008   Link

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