"In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel cover)" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
As I walk along these streets
I see a man that walks alone
Distant echo of people's feet
He has no place to call his own
A shot rings out from a roof overhead
A crackhead asks for change nearby
An old man lies in an alleyway dead
A little girl lost just stands there and cries

What would you do, if it was you
Would you take everything
For granted like you do

A boy just thirteen on the corner for sale
Swallows his pride for another hit
Overpopulation there's no room in jail
But most of you don't give a shit
That your daughters are porno stars
And your sons sell death to kids
You're so lost in your little worlds
Your little worlds you'll never fix

You turn away
You turn away
You turn away
You turn away
As I walk along the streets
Soaking up the acid rain
Underneath the taxi cabs
I hear the streets cry out in vain

Lyrics submitted by ravengmt

"Open Your Eyes" as written by Steve Slingeneyer Harley Dinardo

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis was on one of their live, accoustic albums... Absolutely amazing!
    ravengmton April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, i love it

    great album too
    kidronon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, i love it

    great album too
    kidronon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best staind covers....and arron lewis does a good job with the lyrics

    caller_tenon June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI haven't heard the orginal and i wont lie lol i dont know who peter Gabriel is. But as far as it goes if i had to assume i'd say the song is about them having to leave their wives behind while they're on the road.
    Kryoon August 04, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningClearly Peter is referring to God and his faith in Him. This song does not fit a woman. Replace LOVE with LORD, and then review the song
    jiancoon May 01, 2013   Link

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