Look Me in the eyes and drown...

"Everyone considered the man in the blue jacket
as the most beautiful human being they have ever seen:
nuns saw on him the Messiah in flesh;
Satan's adorers the lustrous Prince of Darkness;
philosophers the Supreme Being;
young females an enchanted prince;
Men an ideal reflection of themselves."
Patrick S?skind: The Perfume ("Story Of An Assassin")

Look Me in the eyes and drown...

I am your vulture, your immoral sculpture
Mirrorman, who understands
I am you, I know you
Your fantasy and reality
I wait for you to welcome you in my dreamworld
My water-eyes

Look Me in the eyes
Touch me in the eyes and dream...

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    General CommentThis song is truly fascinating and makes me wanna go go read book. The idea of a man as a mirror to ones self ..

    Music seems to fit into the theme well enough too.
    Durang0on December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, you can percieve the end of the book in this manner - the "mirrorman", the one who knows what you desire and can make you see him as what you crave for the most. Wonderful song, by the way, another example of the major influence literature had on Moonspell lyrics.
    ereshkigalon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk I finally got the book and read it through :D (yeah, took a while to get it).

    I was maybe expecting something little different, given the deathlike sound of this song. The book on the other hand had almost like a comical tone of black humour and blatant but playfull dislike for humanity.

    Also, the print edition that I had, had this particular bit of the book translated a little differently, and in my opinion it was inferior. I like these verses, they are more poem like.

    You know I haven't quite even digested all the ideas presented in the book yet, but I found it extremely amusing. Like the idea of a man becoming a god ... and not liking it!

    In that sense, I feel like this song captures but a fragment of the whole book, although that might have been the intention. This song has a strong feeling of dominance by a devil-like 3rd person character, where as the book was more about deception by a sadly entertaining and flawed creature who we got to know in the 1st person.

    Durang0on March 17, 2009   Link

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