My grandfather's name was moon
Because his eyes were bright and round
And no amount of time or liquor could dull them
My grandmother's name was joy

Because it spilled out of her heart
And bathed her precious children in its warmth
And there was happiness in life beyond the sorrow
And the pain

But how they ever found it I cannot explain
I guess time has a way of making everything alright
It's just there is not enough of it
And so we drink and we sing and we celebrate

This lie and hope that it will last
Morning is here night has passed
My grandfather was a doctor
He cured the sick with his kind hands

And he taught me how to sail and how to feel this way
My grandmother was all sweetness
And when she spoke we all heard bells and
They ran in such a way that we were comforted

And they held on to each other with all the strength they had
And they loved with devotion beyond what I understand
But I guess fear has a way of making sleep unbearable
And the days seem dark and long

But we cry and we dance
And we stumble into love with perfect, awkward grace
The moon is gone and the sun has took its place

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  • +3
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    i'm not hot, but i like bright eyes anyway.

    thePIXIEprincesson August 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    dear people. darling people,

    Thanks ever so much for making me not want to post my opinion on this song. All of this hot or not shit has made me ill. you have disgraced this song with your hormones and stupid flirting.

    To those who offered opinions and lyrics and not an invitation for dating and/or sex, thank you.

    I love the way Conor writes. It's golden. Especially the way he describes his grandparents and tells a story and really makes it evident the love he has for them. This song is just simply beautiful.

    apollo IVon April 02, 2006   Link
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    ah my dear friend is within..but Bright Eyes Owns my Soul..and if there is anyone who has inspired my writing its Conor..and if anyone writes as beautifully as him...and has a deep admiration for the passion filled talent in this world (like conor) then i am in love also

    Arienetteon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    "bright eyes" his infatuation "fear" the challenges "cry" the release of pain "perfect" everything he desires but can't seem to figure out

    bright eyes burn meon January 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    "I guess time has a way of making everything alright, it's just there is not enough of it, so we drink and we sing and we celebrate, this lie and hope that it will last." He couldn't of said it better. That is so true.

    Sweetygal16on May 25, 2002   Link
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    i guess im could be hot... lol, and i like bright eyes...:)

    xTinkerBell138xon September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    "but we cry, and we dance, and we stumble into love with perfect, awkward grace"

    this is such an amazing line. so true.

    hmm.. as far as im concerned, i have a deep love for bright eyes, along with every other emo girl out there. you should have no trouble falling in love if that's all it takes.

    XnightingaleXon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    i guess i must be stumbling wrong.. you know?

    XnightingaleXon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yes xnightingalex i have that same problem only im not a grrl but hey whatever...time has a way of making everything alright. right? ;)

    savesthedayfreakon July 01, 2003   Link
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    sooo amazing live

    illusionofsafetyon May 29, 2004   Link

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