Alone with my thoughts this evening
I walked on the banks of Tyne
I wondered how I could win you
Or if I could make you mine
Or if I could make you mine
The wind it was so insistent
With tales of a stormy south
But when I spied two birds in a sycamore tree
There came a dryness in my mouth
Came a dryness in my mouth
For then without rhyme or reason
The two birds did rise up to fly
And where the two birds were flying
I swear I saw you and I
I swear I saw you and I
I walked out this morning
It was like a veil had been removed from before my eyes
For the first time I saw the work of heaven
In the line where the hills had been married to the sky
And all around me every blade of singing grass
Was calling out your name and that our love would always last
And inside every turning leaf
Is the pattern of an older tree
The shape of our future
The shape of all our history
And out of the confusion
Where the river meets the sea
Came things I'd never seen
Things I'd never seen
I was brought to my senses
I was blind but now that I can see
Every signpost in nature
Said you belong to me
I know it's true
It's written in a sky as blue
As blue as your eyes, as blue as your eyes
If nature's red in tooth and claw
Like winter's freeze and summer's thaw
The wounds she gave me
Were the wounds that would heal me
And we'd be like the moon and sun
And when our courtly dance had run
Its course across the sky
Then together we would lie
And out of the confusion
Where the river meets the sea
Something new would arrive
Something better would arrive
I was brought to my senses
I was blind but now that I can see
Every signpost in nature
Said you belong to me


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I Was Brought to My Senses Lyrics as written by GORDON SUMNER

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    A beautiful song that I dedicate to a beautiful person.

    5171101229on January 16, 2015   Link
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    He must have written this for Trudie. Blue eyes? I think so. Does she? I'm not sure. I thought you knew everything. Guess I have you fooled. What color are your's? Guess. What color eyes does a lying, cruel fiend have? I'm smiling as I say that. I'm amused by the imagery. Are you sure our playright isn't around? Very sure. He-she-it doesn't want to be chased to kingdom come by you. Chicken ....

    sillybunnyon July 14, 2006   Link
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    I think this is just one of the most beautiful songs in the world. Lyrically, musically, the voice, the guitar...

    It's about when you first fall in love with someone and suddenly the world is more bright, more beautiful, you notice everything and just appreciate it all. The first verse he is wondering what could happen between them, he sees the birds, takes it as a sign, and makes his move. The rest of the song is that first morning after telling her he loves her. He sees everything even more clearly and wonders why he did not notice the rest of the signs before.

    bayberry_moonon April 15, 2010   Link
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    Sting said the song was about appreciating nature, and comparing it as a metaphor for life and love.

    [Sting] I’ve come to the realisation through experiences that not only is nature an amazing metaphor for human relationships and patterns of behaviour – it’s a miracle in it’s own right. You can’t separate us from the trees, we’re part of the same carbon based family of life. If you see nature as something apart from you, you have no respect for it."

    MusicFoxon September 13, 2015   Link
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    Oops. She has dark green eyes. Maybe it was just because the sky isn't green. It's written in the grass As green as your eyes, as green as your eyes. Wouldn't have been the same .... How about ... it's written on the little green fence--as green as your eyes ... Oh, you! Perhaps it's someone else--some healing thug from the sounds of it. I'm kidding! Don't get me started--I get way too silly ...

    sillybunnyon August 21, 2006   Link

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