Fire burning in a hill
The lines are rocky rough
Red angels wait to pick remains
The cindered shoulder
Of confused men

separate from their awe
With grey desire
He looks out mad
His soft grey indigo eyes

Indigo eyes

Asking

His heaven is uncovered not
A black tree blocks his way
His way is skating round a dome
(His way is in dismay)

The playmate sings

Like Orphee in some thunder world
Asking to be bathed in light
To be exemplified

With grey desire he looks out mad
His soft grey indigo eyes

Saw his past
He had dug for trust
With blind infected hands

And wondered as the hurt bit hard
Why the sacred weren't at hand

Only when his ears were deaf
To the angels light burst waves
Only when his ears were deaf

Did life turn from fog to fog
But not evil but estranged
But not evil but estranged

Indigo eyes, Indigo eyes
Indigo eyes, Indigo eyes

With grey desire
He looks out mad
His soft grey

Indigo eyes
Indigo eyes


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"Indigo Eyes" as written by Peter John Murphy Paul Statham

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +8
    General CommentThis song references the (tragic) Greek legend of Orpheus who descended into the Underworld in attempt to rescue his wife, Eurydice. Beautiful song...
    glaistig30on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthi Hidspenser, but I think this song is about how Jesus died in the cross and he realized that he was a human being and in "the other side" he saw his infected hands because of the Nails.
    JOY_DIVISIONon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't quite pull it all together.

    The first verse is either a description of the apocalypse or the scene of a fatal fire. I can't quite figure out if the red angels are supposed to be actual angels of death or if they are meant to represent firefighters. In any event, our protagonist dies in the first verse.

    The chorus refers to a watchful deity, either exacting his/her revenge on the world or looking on in judgment of the soul of our protagonist.

    The second verse tells us that the deity finds our protagonist's faith to be lacking and he is not accepted into heaven. The playmate is a reference to the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice, but probably more directly a reference to the 19th century comic opera. In any event, our protagonist's salvation is the subject at hand. But alas, our deity is not persuaded by pleas for mercy.

    The third verse explains the revelation, that our protagonist was not evil, but merely estranged, and only when he witnessed the "angel's light burst waves" did his faith pull him from the fog of uncertainty, but of course, it is too late by then.

    I don't know much about this, but I believe that Indigo represents not only the transition for one life stage to another, but also is a reminder that one must take responsibility for one life, choices, beliefs, etc...

    At least I think this is the general idea.
    gnarlyborison May 15, 2020   Link
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    General CommentHave no idea what this song is about... BUT it may have something to do with the Fall of Lucifer in Heaven, and God's indigo eye's watchihng it all happen.
    hidispenseron November 22, 2004   Link

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