"Tired Eyes" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
I raised my head from the riverbed and I tasted the air
I built my home of oak and stone and I feasted on the animals and earth
I raised my kids in modern beds and I taught them to take what's theirs
I built this town on god and doubt and science (an economy of fear)
I drained the pond and the woods beyond for dinner, and the river for a song
The more I've got the more I want. I'm blinded but I'm waking up!

Tired eyes, open wide
Blossom iris into lily white
Tired eyes, open wide
Salty brine, bluest sky
Tired eyes, open wide
Either side, all these veins of light!


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"Tired Eyes" as written by Timothy John Baker

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    General CommentThe first stanza describes the journey of humanity from a ocean-bound single celled organisms evolving all the way into present day human civilizations. Basically saying how far humans have gone from the beginning to present day.
    line 1: evolving to surface onto land
    line 2-4: mans journey from very basic survival living to modern consumptive living
    line 5: human greed in exploiting earth
    line 6: human conscience realizing their greed and its effects and beginning to try addressing the problem

    The second stanza is I think a more poetic way of calling the listeners to open their eyes to the problem and no longer take the beauty of the earth for granted and seek enlightenment.
    tired eyes: tired of greed (eyes are usually accredited for being the source of greed - avarice, lust)
    line 2, 4: instead of being blinded by greed, use the eyes to savour nature's beauty (blossoming flowers= life, salty brine, blue sky= oceans and the sky)
    line 6: enlightenment.
    ManifestDensityon July 12, 2010   Link

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