There was a sun once.
It lit the whole damn sky.
It kept everything alive.
And there was a man once.
He looked it straight in the eye.
He saw everything.
He went blind.
The truth burns bright.
There's too much there sometimes.
The sun it shows, the sun it blinds.
Best to keep your eyes.
Stare at the sidewalk lines.
Let lies lie don't let them shine.
The blind man staggers.
And he grabs at his eyes.
He can't do anything.
Everything is a lie.
Now he sits around.
And he stares at the walls.
He can't do anything at all.
Shield your eyes from all this misery.

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    The truth always shines bright and its hard to face it and look directly in 2 it and face the consequences. There fore its better to just go along with the lies and ignore the truth. This way you cant see all the misery around you.

    Lord Pembrokeon March 29, 2003   Link
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    Pembroke, you're fucked. This is a song about Plato's Cave allegory.

    st_driuon October 28, 2007   Link
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    oh thank god, i came on here wondering whether i was the only one who thought the song bared a uncanny resemblance to the allegory. if it's not based on the allegory, it is a ridiculous coincidence.

    schimmyon July 04, 2008   Link
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    i figured this song had something to do with socrates and the allegory =p

    Iamyouronlyon November 23, 2008   Link
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    Of course it's about the Allegory of the Cave. HOW COULD YOU FOOLS DOUBT BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH?! He's an academic, after all--an English Professor. I remember reading on his MySpace page that his favorite novel was the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky. So his music introduced me to Kerouac when I was nice and young and angry, and he follows it up with my introduction to Dostoevsky when I was (only very slightly) older. So good.

    Sorry for ramblin' :P but anyways YEAH RESPONSE TO THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE WOO

    Cr4wfordon October 14, 2010   Link
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    "Shield your eyes from all this misery..."

    I wrote this on a wall at my high school once. It just seemed like such a fitting motto for the state of high school. Teenage life seems so futile sometimes, so full of failure from all sides, so universally depressing, so full of strife. Everyone seems to be fighting against a wall of odds and it's easier sometimes to just shield your eyes...

    Tig45on August 01, 2013   Link

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