"Bright Eyes" as written by and Mike Batt....
Written by: batt
Is it a kind of dream
Floating down on the river
Following the river of death down stream
Oh is it a dream?

There's a fog on the horizon
A strange glow in the sky
And nobody knows where you can go
Or what does it mean
Oh, oh is it a dream

Bright eyes
Burning like fire
Bright eyes
How can you close and fail
How can the eyes that burned so brightly
Suddenly turn so pale?
Bright eyes

Is it a kind of shadow
Reaching over the hill
Wandering over the hills unseen
Or is it a dream

There's a high wind in the trees
A cold sound in the air
And nobody knows where you can go
And where do you start
Oh oh, into the dark

Bright eyes
Burning like fire
Bright eyes
How can you close and fail
How can the eyes that burned so brightly
Suddenly grow so pale
Bright eyes


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"Bright Eyes" as written by Mike Batt

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    General CommentI love this live song, James Dean Bradfield really does the lyrics justice (as we've come to expect). It was a number 1 for Art Garfunkel back in 1979, and was written by Mike Batt about the death of his father. It's usually associated with the film "Watership Down", but this really is beautiful and harrowing to listen to.
    matt675on November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFew minor corrections (at least on the Lipstick Traces cd)

    Is it a kind of dream,
    Floating down on the river,
    Following the river of death downstream?
    Oh, is it a dream?

    There's a fog on the horizon,
    A strange glow in the sky,
    And nobody seems to know where you can go,
    And what does it mean?
    Oh, is it a dream?

    Bright eyes,
    Burning like fire.
    Bright eyes,
    How can you close and fail?
    How can the light that burned so brightly
    Suddenly turn so pale?
    Bright eyes.

    Is it a kind of shadow,
    Reaching over the hill,
    Wandering over the hills unseen,
    Or is it a dream?

    There's a high wind in the trees,
    A cold sound in the air,
    And nobody ever knows when you can go,
    And where do you start,
    Oh, oh, into the dark.

    Bright eyes,
    burning like fire.
    Bright eyes,
    how can you close and fail?
    How can the eyes that burned so brightly
    Suddenly close so pale?
    bright eyes.

    Bright eyes,
    burning like fire.
    Bright eyes,
    how can you close and fail?
    How can the light that burned so brightly
    Suddenly burn so pale?
    Bright eyes.
    gsleithon August 20, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionEerie and beautiful. JDB does this an incredible and haunting justice.
    icedgreenteaon November 27, 2010   Link

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