As you awoke this morning
and opened up your eyes
Did you notice the tear-stains
lining your face were mine

Don't you wonder, can't you see
what's happening to our lives
I can't keep living this masquerade
When my lonely eyes see only your face at night

I only see in infrared
I can't dream anymore
Can't you see I need, too
I can't stand the pain

You've gathered all my secrets
and I don't know who I am
I even feel alone when you're near
'cause you'll never understand

When we first met I must have seemed
a million miles away
It's strange how our lives have touched
But the time is right
I'll leave tonight
Don't look in my eyes
'Cause you've never seen them so black

I only see in infrared
I can't dream anymore
Can't you see I need to
I can't stand the pain

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite ryche songs, i like how the song builds up to the end and Geoff scream "'Cause you've never seen them so black". Great Song! anyone else agree, i thought there would be lots of comment on this particular song since RAge For Order kicks ass
    Brixton89on April 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree, it is I think in there top 5 or top 10 best songs the group ever did.
    bill1985on February 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think the song is about a Vampire who's fallen in love with a mortal and has to leave before he does the unthinkable.
    SilverFauxon February 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMany of the songs on this album carried vampire undertones but the song could also reference a forbidden love where One person is married the other isn't.
    MSpaccoon September 18, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does all the stuff about Infra-red mean?
    digitalmanMKIIon February 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt’s definitely about a vampire in love with a mortal.
    Mindopenwideon April 19, 2019   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this is a lamenting love song about only understanding and responding to the stimulus of HEAT (infrared). He knows love from the heat he feels. He understands their love from the obvious heat it creates, yet cannot express it verbally or even reciprocally. Causing his relationships to fail. He is consumed and yet calmed by the heat of their love, but doomed because his sense of expression is only through heat, something others cannot experience the same way. Brilliant.
    alex114503on April 15, 2021   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis was the song that got me stuck on Queensryche, back in the day. This song, evidently about someone losing someone they love - experiencing them becoming emotionally distant, "I even feel alone when you're near, cuz you, never understand." But it's hard to identify to this song now after being very happily married for nearly 20 years now!
    sentimentalsteveon March 08, 2010   Link

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