"Eyelid's Mouth" as written by and Chris J Cornell Matthew D Cameron....
In the eyelid's mouth
On the iris tongue
When a scream crawls out
Only the tear has won
Only the tear has won

Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
Who let the water run out? (burn internal)
Who let the river run wild? (die internal)
Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry?

Through the eyelet comes
Unimagined light
Unremembered sun
Only the rivers run
But never hide

Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
Who let the water run out? (burn internal)
Who let the river run wild? (die internal)
Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry?

(Cry internal)
(Die internal)
(Cry internal)

(Cry internal)
(Die internal)
(Cry internal)

Hey
Hey
Hey
Hey
Hey
Hey


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"Eyelid's Mouth" as written by D Cameron Matthew Chris Cornell

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    General Commenti feel like it's about crying until you can't cry anymore. "Who let the water run down" and "who let the river run dry" are asking "who made the narrator cry like this"

    Just my thoughts. Awesome song! Sounds like it belongs on an earlier album
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron September 28, 2016   Link
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    My Interpretation"In the eyelid's mouth
    On the iris tongue
    When a scream crawls out
    Only the tear has won
    Only the tear has won"

    The eyelids mouth represents the expression of spiritual enlightenment. This enlightenment has been corrupted, thus the scream and the tear that has won.

    "Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
    Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
    Who let the water run out? (burn internal)
    Who let the river run wild? (die internal)
    Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
    Who let the river run dry?"

    The river represents internal consciousness splitting into separate forks (personalities) at the hands of some kind of unidentifiable abuser. Thus the question "who?", and the different internal states: cry, live, burn, die.

    "Through the eyelet comes
    Unimagined light
    Unremembered sun
    Only the rivers run
    But never hide"

    The "third eye" can perceive light as reality, but cannot remember. All things that run, hide. But you can't hide from the inner world, only run.


    Altogether, seems quite occult.
    ultramegadethon September 03, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about the sun or the heat or crying.. Crying makes the water run down, and the sun and the heat can make a river run dry. Is this what Matt Cameron thought about when he wrote this?
    seeingon December 11, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti feel like it's about crying until you can't cry anymore. "Who let the water run down" and "who let the river run dry" are asking "who made the narrator cry like this"

    Just my thoughts. Awesome song! Sounds like it belongs on an earlier album
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron September 28, 2016   Link

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