"Black Tables" as written by and Jesse Michael Tabish....
When the whites of your eyes come through
You'll see something new
With your body and mine raised up
It's good to see you back home

When the life in your eyes wants black
Things return
You've come back
With your body and mine raised up
It's good to see you once more

Turn black tables
And your turning black tables
And your making your head blur
Making your head blur
And your turning black tables
And your turning black tables
And your making your head blur
Making your head blur


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"Black Tables" as written by Jesse Michael Tabish

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    General Commenti don't think this song is about sex at all. i do feel that is it about this man being so deeply in love with this girl, but she doesn't love him. also, i feel as if it could be interpretted as someone who had a friend/girlfriend who "lost" herself in away, but the she is beginning to feel like her old self again. either way....i love this song so very much! :)
    gemini1989on April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis voice carries, its nice
    wereTHRIVINGon February 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone knows what this song means? especially the "turning black tables" line .. is it about life or is it turning a condition worse than it was before? Cheers
    iangtmon March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "with your body and mine restored"

    ...

    then "you're making your head work"
    hugmecolinon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYour lyrics are a bit wrong there...The first few lines supposed to be "With your body and mind RESTORED" and also corrected would be "When the life in your eyes once BLACK" not back...other than those few wrong lyrics the rest are alright.

    This song is about somebody coming home from the hospital after almost dying. They're coming home from the hospital with their body and mind restored after having a traumatic injury. Black tables are the cards missing, which would be that person's health. Anyways, thats my take on the song. I don't really think it has anything to do with a relationship at all, but that's just my opinion.
    lmaye83on June 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Imaye83. Someone who's had trouble/problems are coming back. I think "turning black tables" means leaving bad memroies behind (turn away bad memories/experience).
    The part where he sings "when the white of your eyes come through, it good to see some thing new", he means that when you look at a hard/difficult sitiuation with a bright, positive view , life will be much better, and you'll see new things.

    This explanation also match with "When life in your eyes once black", a person who was struggling with his life, but has gotten better.

    Who this person could be is a difficult question, but with my point of view, he could maybe be an ex-drug addict who's got clean, and have to deal with real life again, trying to forget the past.
    He could also be a solider, who comes back from war, and also have to deal with the problems.

    This is what I think.
    CamRIon August 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was about rehab.
    othatzsokewlon August 10, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionhere are the correct lyrics by the way:

    When the whites of your eyes come through
    You will see something new
    With your body and mind restored
    It's good to see you back home

    When the life in your eyes once black
    Things return, you've come back
    With your body and mind restored
    It's good to see you once more

    Turning black tables
    And your turning black tables
    And your making your head work
    Making your head work
    And your turning black tables
    And your turning black tables
    And your making your head work
    Making your head work
    othatzsokewlon August 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWe should keep in mind that the members of the band changed their name from the comparatively nonsencisal Kunek to Other Lives for a reason. To me, the band is about exploring various probabilities in life, yet not just in the direct sense of what different paths in a single life that one can take. Yet something relating to the more esoteric aspects of past-lives. Which I think that this song is about.

    Imagine a couple that meets again and learns that they have a past-life connection. Yet It's overwhelming for them both and they go back and forth on believing in the power of their connection and denying it. Hence the first two verses. "Turning Black Tables" would refer to the magic of how they both contribute to the awe and fear surrounding their relationship.
    Tindaloson June 11, 2016   Link
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    General Comment
    Black Table is a card game expression. Used when you have good cards on your hand and the table cards are "Empty" making your good hand useless.

    When your game depend on table cards and the table doesn't have your cards... its called a "black table"



    Well, I guess that is a song about one in love trying again to be - again - with the object of his passion but "she" is not in love of "him" anymore. Their relationship is based in sensual sensations,lust and sex. They fell confortable with eachother but they know that feeling is temporary.


    "Is good to have you home again" - its the kind of phrase that reminds me something like "Is good to visit this place again" a.k.a "i like to have sex with you"

    The eye-roll moviment speaks for itself.
    Autumn.Gardenon April 22, 2009   Link

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