"Diamond Eyes" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
To the edge
Till we all get off
I will take you away with me
Once and for all

Time will see us realign
Diamonds rain across the sky
Shower me into the same realm

Calculate
Our embrace
Hold on (Come with me now)
Right away
Outer space with me
Once and for all

Time will see us realign
Diamonds rain across the sky
Shower me into the same realm
Time will see us realign
Diamonds reign across the sky
I will lead us to the same realm

When the coffin shakes
And the needle breaks
Come right away with me
Come on you'll see
Once and for all

Time will see us realign
Diamonds rain across the sky
Shower me into the same realm
Time will lead us to the same realm
I will lead us to the same realm


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"Diamond Eyes" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +6
    General CommentThis entire album is a masterpiece.

    I never like to think of what the song means to the artist personally because that is their own influence for putting the piece together. Chino has stated on several occasions that his songs are open to interpretation, much like Maynard's work with Tool. Chino has also specified that this entire album was not written from his perspective but from another. Which begs me to question if this was really written about how he feels about Chi being in comatose and instead being written from Chi's perspective.

    I think it deals with two separate entities still feeling each others presence and influence despite being in two different places (mentally, physically, spiritually) and how even though that bridge makes a divide of some kind, it can not last forever because the two separate entities are not destined to be apart.

    As lame as it sounds, in short, I believe it is about a persons Soul Mate having direct effect without knowing it and how it will one day bring them together.
    MrDillingeron April 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Time will see us realign
    Diamonds reign across the sky
    Shower me into the same realm"

    he's saying chi will get better with time
    his eyes are a bit glazed like the sky in sacramento (used to live there)
    he's gonna be happy to tears when chi wakes up and comes back to the living world, or "realm"


    "Calculate our embrace, hold on
    (Come with me now)
    Right away, all expense, with me"

    counting the days till he can hug his buddy hello again
    beckoning him to wake up
    chino would give anything to have chino back with them


    easy to see why its about chi, hell he's the reason i started playing bass all those years ago.
    rocketjumpon March 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt makes sense that the title track would be for Chi, "Diamond Eyes" meaning glazed over. I hope he gets better soon.
    Aquanoton March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentListening to this album is like taking a trip through the galaxy.

    Breathtaking!!

    BamBam57on March 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo, this is about addiction? can someone explain?....amazing song though!
    Tav1aon May 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThats a very good point, The owl makes me think of the movie the fourth kind, where the aliens were mistaken as owl before hypnotherapy, The album as a whole has alot of extra-terrestrial themes so.. possibly?
    josec33on May 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationPlease see my summary of each track. Basically I believe the album as a whole tells the following story:

    On his deathbed at the end of the album, the human-turned god-turned human (Chi?) addresses his wife. The album has told us that she existed as goddess, complex priestess, DIAMOND EYES, over the Earth for a very long time before the man begged her to let him join her ranks. She let him into her ROYAL chambers, and impressed with his compassion for the Earth, made him her king and gave him CMND. He distracted her from her duties with the pleasures of Earth. She lost her purity when SHE SAW THE BUTCHER. She waived her immortality to be with him physically, and they had a son. When the PRINCE and Earthlings destroyed the planet, she was killed. Earth ROCKET SKATED into a state of hell. The only remnant of the beautiful past was the SEXTAPE. The Prince asked his father to take a RISK by opening old wounds and making an attempt at forgiveness. If the father ever wanted to forgive the son, who had committed evil, he was available at 976-EVIL. Earth was a PLACE OF DEATH because it managed to tempt and ultimately kill the complex priestess who had ruled for so long.

    Am I full of shit, or is this the greatest story ever told?
    TomIn703on June 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwake him up with love, this whole album is love.
    abellaon October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. It definitely is a new age philosophy song that gives a universal sense to understanding being in a high trance.
    fiasco1on April 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis right here embodies everything I love about Deftones. Totally worth the wait, this is SUCH an amazing song.
    Rhinriaelon May 04, 2010   Link

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