And in the morning when you fill my eyes
I knew that day I couldn't do,
Ah, no wrong, I couldn't do.

And so my mind begins to memorize
'Cause time will never seem the same,
Ah, no more, never again.

I'm just a coaster but my wheels won't go,
My legs are weak my heels are low.
I'm just a coaster but my wheels won't roll.
Can't make no headway on this road.

There's an empty space inside me now,
A wasteland deep beneath the snow,
So cold, nothing'll grow.

I'm just a coaster but my wheels won't go,
My legs are weak my heels are low.
I'm just a coaster but my wheels won't roll.
Can't make no headway on this road. What road?

And in the morning when you fill my eyes
I knew that day I couldn't do,
Ah, no wrong, I couldn't do.


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"Fill My Eyes" as written by Stevens

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    General Commentjust a beautiful melody...
    grindon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's so simple it's so great
    HassanSon June 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is maybe my favorite Cat Stevens song. I have included it in acoustic sets for decades. I casually thought it was about a relationship but now I think it is more of a spiritual song.

    It comes from a place of waking one morning feeling incomplete unable to "make no headway" on life's road. Yet everyday his eye are filled with aspiration for grace and desire for meaning. But life is frustration and his wheels won't roll leaving him feeling empty and unable to grow. He did become a devout Muslim not long after renouncing his popstar "empty" life.

    "Tea for the Tiller Man" is some of the best music of the 60s in case you missed it.

    Peace
    arnold1056on December 08, 2019   Link

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