"Through These Eyes" as written by and Ness....
Through these eyes I've seen love and I've seen hate
I've seen the violence and the tears
Through these eyes, I got my schooling on the streets
I've seen the things in life you don't want to see
Through these eyes I've seen the shape of things to come
And I've watched them all fall apart
Through these eyes I've seen the broken homes they cry
I've seen the poor man's face as he stands in line

[Chorus]
And though my heart has made me weary
On a road less traveled on
Through the heart it hurts so dearly,
and the pain it lingers on

Through these eyes, I've looked the devil in the face
and I've seen God's holy grace
Through these eyes, I've tried to walk the straighter line
I found myself again, but nearly lost my mind

[Chorus: x3]


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"Through These Eyes" as written by Michael Ness

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    General Commentgood song
    coolstuff25on April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy English teacher last year played this song for her AP Language students; it is also my favorite Social Distortion song.

    As far as meaning goes, I think he's basically saying that he's seen a lot of things throughout his life, and in spite of the trials and tribulations, he has survived it all.
    Blackbird_1565on August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFuck do I love this sound. So much energy and feeling, fuckin just sick.
    clamumon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFuck do I love this song. So much energy and feeling, fuckin just sick.
    clamumon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo more comments on this song? Fuck.
    clamumon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's one of their best.
    emchappson March 31, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Through these eyes, I've tried to walk the straighter line
    I found myself again, I nearly lost my mind"

    I know how he feels.
    I mean every young people does eaither.

    Why are you who you are?
    Why can't you change the circle of pain?
    What made your identities?
    Can you make a concrete castle though you only have sand?
    Yes, I tried to make a concrete castle with a sand.
    Because, Sand is what I have got from people around me.
    But, sooner, My castle would wash away.

    I've tried to walk the straighter line.
    I nearly lost my mind.
    jumpupalittleoveron November 26, 2008   Link

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