Morning bright, rise. Go over your lines. Iron your carefully crafted disguise. We'd all like to sing. It's easy to sigh; to sprinkle a handful or plausible lies. Our buildings will rise, poke out our own eyes. Publicly smile and privately frown. A weeping reprise. Please hear my cries; I'd like to pull just this one building down. So turn off the sky. Head in my hands. Night keep me warm. White window-sill. Blinded by heart. Cut my hair short. "Eyeless in Gaza with the slaves at the mill."


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    General Commentthis is wonderfully soft and sweet song to listen to. It is about the story of Samson. If you would like to read the biblical account, read Judges 13-16 in the old testament.
    Strutnut23on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoes anybody know what "Eyeless in Gaza with the slaves at the mill." refers to?
    onceagainon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow i didn't know the weakerthans had any religious overtones...nice
    BlackLungFeveron June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti actually just picked up a book called eyeless in gaza by aldous huxley and i'm gonna start reading it soon, i'll update you on that
    ohsoquieton June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti actually just picked up a book called eyeless in gaza by aldous huxley and i'm gonna start reading it soon, i'll update you on that
    ohsoquieton June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is enchanting, beautiful music. always makes me think about my new flame, i dont know why...
    eyesuckinkon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Eyeless in Gaza With the Slaves at the Mill" is from Samsons Agonistes by John Milton.

    dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/samson/drama/…
    skunkbythebrookon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is, I believe, comparative of Samson's situation and John's own.
    skunkbythebrookon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Eyeless in Gaza with the slaves at the mill." refers to the fact that the dude in the story became blind and was forced to work on a grindstone of a mill.
    unum_astrumon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song starts out in the third-person and ends in the first. This explains why the first half doesn't really seem to go with the Sampson theme.

    I believe that the first half is about a preacher or reverend or what have you that has lost faith but continues to preach. He tells the story of Sampson's death at his gathering. I suppose he has a good reason for picking this particular tale, but I can't elegantly explain it.
    RocketCaton December 14, 2011   Link

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