Eyes to the east
I've begun to see that no one
survives the light
all light shines too far beyond our eyes
it shines for no one
and we cannot see
what lights light

All hail the man
Who froze his heart
and gave us over
traded all life for the light

All eyes to his face
that timeless face
that faces no one
and we cannot see
what he sees

All hail the morning
she comes to see
his eyes don't open

All hail the darkness
it is ours

So I went out walking
trying to see what he was talking about
and that's about when I broke through

I know it's all been broken
and the lord's already spoken
but he wasn't talking to me
he was talking to you

I can see the future in the sadness of his plan
the future has got me crying
today there is life on earth and it may be
dancing around all of us well
tomorrow is only dying

And our love
can't find you there
at the dawning

I've been first and last
living slow and living fast
always trying to get the best of it all
but there is more to life than getting
there is more to the beginning
than only trying to get your way

So I call out to the night
though I can see that there's
nothing at all
I try to say it is not true

And I try to take you with me
to see all this mystery
when the mystery is you

No love can find you there
at the dawning

out into the east
there is hounds you cannot see
and they've been howling after you
Now you're keeping pace but the longer
they must chase the more they starve
for you

And don't look back toward me
I'm as empty as the sea
back before there was life on Earth

I know I won't look back toward you
or this crazy world


Lyrics submitted by zoolah, edited by jesyfortino

Life on Earth song meanings
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    all eyes to his face
    the *timeless* face
    the face of no one
    we cannot see
    what he sees

    and now into the *east* and hounds who cannot see...

    notewarson October 10, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionfrom the cd book:

    Eyes to the east
    I've begun to see that no one
    survives the light
    all light shines too far beyond our eyes
    it shines for no one
    and we cannot see
    what lights light

    All hail the man
    Who froze his heart
    and gave us over
    traded all life for the light

    All eyes to his face
    that timeless face
    that faces no one
    and we cannot see
    what he sees

    All hail the morning
    she comes to see
    his eyes don't open

    All hail the darkness
    it is ours

    So I went out walking
    trying to see what he was talking about
    and that's about when I broke through

    I know it's all been broken
    and the lord's already spoken
    but he wasn't talking to me
    he was talking to you

    I can see the future in the sadness of his plan
    the future has got me crying
    today there is life on earth and it may be
    dancing around all of us well
    tomorrow is only dying

    And our love
    can't find you there
    at the dawning

    I've been first and last
    living slow and living fast
    always trying to get the best of it all
    but there is more to life than getting
    there is more to the beginning
    than only trying to get your way

    So I call out to the night
    though I can see that there's
    nothing at all
    I try to say it is not true

    And I try to take you with me
    to see all this mystery
    when the mystery is you

    No love can find you there
    at the dawning

    out into the east
    there is hounds you cannot see
    and they've been howling after you
    Now you're keeping pace but the longer
    they must chase the more they starve
    for you

    And don't look back toward me
    I'm as empty as the sea
    back before there was life on Earth

    I know I won't look back toward you
    or this crazy world
    thefumeon March 09, 2011   Link

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