"Nine Eyes" as written by and Stephen Paul Hesketh Daniel Francis Luscombe....
i took a strangely disembodied walk down memory lane
to the home of my late mother and my youth
under the full glare of a hot LCD sun
i rode nine eyed survivor Street View

like the last of the liquidators before lights out
or the first returned to Pripyat, my nine eyed scout
it wasn't at all distressing, just a wilderness
something you can do while you are home alone in bed

seems i'm all i need i'm
finally on my own
yeah i'm all i need i'm
finally on my own

and everything was just like i remembered it to be
everything was like 25 years before me
i spied through all the windows, surveyed the lawns
but what kind of asshole drives this lime green Commodore?

he ain't got no right to be here
that's my name in the curb
my number on the letter box
my gold fishy being interred

i learned to ride my bike here
i learned the golden rule
but then forgot what it was, which suits me fine
i like things being elliptical

yeah i'm all i need i'm
finally on my own
yeah i'm all i need i'm
finally on my own

i took all that i wanted
when i was here before
but now i'm back to loot what's left
i can't get in the door
i guess i need to know
if i'll be safe here on my own
but who's this asshole living here now
calling my house his home?

he's pleased like i'm the first by here
in years, or leaving last
hidden under gums in his Gyprock dump
with his flat screen and my past
he laughs himself dry at me outside
with nine unsatisfied termites
i shut them all down and they go to ground
then i shut down all the lights

yeah i'm all i need i'm
finally on my own
yeah i'm all i need i'm
finally on my own.


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    General CommentFrom FasterLouder article:-

    "‘Nine Eyes’ is a euphemism for Google Street View, pretty much. That camera that comes along that’s got nine lenses. There’s a really great website called 9-eyes.com, where some guy [Jon Rafman] put together a compilation of weird stills from all over the world. It’s weird: I find Google Street View fascinating, and it’s not like I don’t get out much. It’s a strange thing, ‘cause you hardly ever see anyone on the street in it. The song refers to a place called Pripyat, which is actually where Chernobyl is. Chernobyl was the name of the power plant, but the actual town is Pripyat – and there’s no one in it! It’s one of the only places ever where everybody had 20 minutes to get up and leave. I was walking around on Street View one day and I went back to where I grew up, which is kind of … people die, family members die … Everyone is familiar with that feeling. But this is a more modern way, an even emptier way, to feel nostalgic. It’s like you’ve gone back into a place that’s been evacuated, or abandoned. Seeing some asshole living in my house. Who’s this fuckwit?"
    pud354on October 09, 2014   Link

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