"X-ray Eyes" as written by Ryan Miller, Adam S. Gardner, Brian A. Rosenworcel and Phil Roy....
To clear the conscience of who I am
I break the silence that keeps it all in
I've given you everything I wish you knew
I did it for me, I didn't do it for you

I looked her way with x-ray eyes
And she looked like she was not even there

Preserving the things that I have kept from you
Didn't give them away when you had asked me to
You're pointing at me and how do I reply?
I smash your fingers and drag you away
Cannot deny that I had planned this

I only gave 'til I was done
Fallen on me this happy ending
I know I was awake and she was numb

But when she started to leave
Finally started to leave
Then she looked like she was not even there

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"X-Ray Eyes" as written by Brian A. Rosenworcel Adam S. Gardner

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    General CommentIts about this dude who tries to give his love to this girl, but he can't do it, and he witholds pertinent aspects of himself; therefore the relationship falls apart because he could only give so much. Also "she looked like she was not even there" gives the impression of an invisible girl, opinionless and lost.
    OliverAstroon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much afree with Ultimatechill. Definitly stressing the fact that the reason that things never really worked for him was because he couldnt totally show himself to her
    kharmapaymentmanon March 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a great breakup song, worked very well for me in high school. While i agree with comments made, i think this also speaks to how looking back on a relationship can change its meaning and worth to a great extent. The retrospective lyrics of 'i looked at her with xray eyes, and she looked like she was not even there' can help heal many wounds from a failed relationship, or even open new ones from one that had been perceived to be a good. great song.
    JForsythe62on November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about selfish sex. This guy is pounding away, worried only about his own satisfaction. I'm serious.

    "X-Ray eyes?" Easiest possible explanation is that it's a metaphor for her being naked.

    "I did it for me, I didn't do it for you."

    "I only gave til I was done," "Fallen on me this happy ending," (He climaxes) "I was awake and she was numb" (From a senseless pounding).

    "And when she started to leave, finally started to leave, Then she looked like she was not even there" This means he was dying for her to leave his house, and she meant nothing, ever, she was not even there.

    The lines COULD be about a breakup until you piece together the fact that she's naked, there's also mention of him being awake, unnecessary if they weren't in bed.

    I'm really thinking that this song is a thinly veiled metaphor for a drunk one night stand.
    goodsoupon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm leaning towards goodsoup on this one. sounds pretty close.
    getchoo uh-huhon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song could definately be about a one night stand-- good call goodsoup
    DMBandGUSTERon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its obviously about seeing through opaque material. Like clothes...:-) Oh, and walls and stuff.
    Briadelicon February 28, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentonly 7 comments on this song? come on people
    bestwombat11on October 14, 2007   Link

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