"Terminal eyes" as written by and Alistair Ian Stewart....
Cut glass porcupine sailing on the Serpentine
Fingers on the skyline pulling down the black blinds
Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
Rivulet of dark wine moving in a straight line
Smudging out the stop signs, running down the life lines
Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
Shadows on the ceiling, coffee cup congealing
Tarot cards revealing, a solitary feeling
Terminal eyes, but I think it's alright
Silver studded jet plane screaming through the migraine
Cutting through the cellophane, wrappers of your tired brain
Terminal eyes, put out the light
Terminal eyes
Only the lonely Arabian skies
Terminal eyes
Calling you home from your restless disguise
Hands of the windmill moving to a standstill
Rain on the windowsill, ashes on the phone bill
Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
Rain drop fire flies sparkle on the shop blinds
Echoes of the summertime flicker in the street-signs
Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
Shadows on the ceiling, coffee cup congealing
Eyes that look unseeing, hands that look unfeeling
Terminal eyes, I think it's alright
Silver-studded sea plane breaking through the migraine
Cutting through the cellophane, enveloping your tired brain
Terminal eyes, put out the light
Terminal eyes
Only the lonely Arabian skies
Terminal eyes
Calling you home from your restless disguise
Terminal eyes
Only the lonely Arabian skies
Terminal eyes
Calling you home from your restless disguise


Lyrics submitted by webmasterdee

"Terminal Eyes" as written by Alistair Ian Stewart

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Terminal eyes song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentA quote from Al himself: "Any similarities between Terminal Eyes and the Beatles' 'I am the Walrus' is intentional. For the Past, Present and Future LP, I wanted to capture something that was like the sixties. For egg-men everywhere."
    The Serpentine is a lake in Hyde Park in London.
    Al wanted to make a song with lots of tumbling images to capture how the sixties went for him.
    quampon November 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationCut glass porcupine sailing on the Serpentine
    Fingers on the skyline pulling down the black blinds
    Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
    Rivulet of dark wine moving in a straight line
    Smudging out the stop signs, running down the life lines
    Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
    Shadows on the ceiling, coffee cup congealing
    Tarot cards revealing, a solitary feeling
    Terminal eyes, but I think it's alright
    Silver studded jet plane screaming through the migraine
    Cutting through the cellophane, wrappers of your tired brain
    Terminal eyes - put out the light
    Terminal eyes
    Only the lonely Arabian skies
    Terminal eyes
    Calling you home from your restless disguise
    Hands of the windmill moving to a standstill
    Rain on the windowsill, ashes on the phone bill
    Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
    Rain drop fire flies sparkle on the shop blinds
    Echoes of the summertime flicker in the street-signs
    Terminal eyes at the edge of the night
    Shadows on the ceiling, coffee cup congealing
    Eyes that look unseeing, hands that look unfeeling
    Terminal eyes, I think it's alright
    Silver-studded sea plane breaking through the migraine
    Cutting through the cellophane, enveloping your tired brain
    Terminal eyes, put out the light
    Terminal eyes
    Only the lonely Arabian skies
    Terminal eyes
    Calling you home from your restless disguise
    Terminal eyes
    Only the lonely Fantasian skies
    Terminal eyes
    Calling you home from your restless disguise
    Skaldon January 12, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain