A mother sings a lullaby to a child
Sometime in the future the boy goes wild
And all his nerves are feeling some kind of energy

A walk in the woods and I will try
Something under the trees that made you cry
It's so erotic when your make up runs

I got wiring loose inside my head
I got books that I never ever read
I got secrets in my garden shed
I got a scar where all my urges bled

I got people underneath my bed
I got a place where all my dreams are dead
Swim with me into your blackest eyes

A few minutes with me inside my van
Should be so beautiful if we can
I'm feeling something taking over me


Lyrics submitted by Jiwwy

"Blackest Eyes" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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

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    General CommentThis song is about rape or desire, or both.

    Lyric analysis:

    "A mother sings a lullabye to her child
    Sometime in the future the boy goes wild"

    "He" is the singer himself (I don't mean Steven Wilson, I mean the "narrator" of the song, you know). This is kind of retrospective, he remembers when he was young. "The future" is the present here, because it's all retrospective.

    "And all his nerves are feeling some kind of energy."

    He feels the strange feeling everyone feels when he wants to screw a girl =)

    "Walk in the woods and I will try
    Something in the trees that made you cry
    It's so erotic when your makeup runs."

    He rapes the girl in a forest. She cries, but he just thinks "Ah, that looks erotic". The only thing I'm not clear about is why there's something "in the trees" that made her cry and not "under the trees". I believe this line HAS a meaning, I just don't know what.

    "I got wiring loose inside my head
    I got books that I never ever read"

    Wiring loose in his head means that he's mentally insane. Don't know why he thinks that of himself, that's not quite normal. Anyway, again the other line is something i don't quite understand.

    "I got secrets in my garden shed
    I got a scar where all my urges bled"

    He raped people in his garden shed. I don't know what the scar thing means, however.

    "I got people underneath my bed
    I got a place where all my dreams are dead
    Swim with me into your blackest eyes."

    The people underneath his bed are the ones he already raped. The line is more of a metaphor, I don't really think he's got people underneath his bed. It means that he hides the secret that he raped someone. "Swim with me into your blackest eyes" means "Sleep with me" or something like that.

    "A few minutes with me inside my van
    Should be so beautiful if we can
    I'm feeling something taking over me."

    He also wants to screw her in her car. The lust is the "something taking over him".

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    That's my interpretation. it's maybe a bit dirty and I'm not clear about everything, but as a whole, that's the song's meaning IMO.
    reptileon May 27, 2006   Link

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