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


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

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    General CommentI know the theme of the album is allegedly about a serial killer, but you really could interpret this song pretty innocuously. Just all about a kid who's growing up, feeling for a girl, maybe his first, maybe not. He's seeing his own "loose wiring", things that don't make sense. This doesn't necessarily imply mental illness. No one's perfect. But, as for "blackest eyes", it's about him recognizing his own dark side - and he wants her to embrace it with him.

    A mother sings a lullabye to her child (in the past)
    Sometime in the future the boy goes wild (jumping to the present)
    And all his nerves are feeling some kind of energy (sexual)

    Walk in the woods and I will try (maybe reminiscent, maybe hypothetical)
    Something UNDER the trees that made you cry (this could be ANYTHING - I honestly never, ever thought rape until I came here)
    It's so erotic when your makeup runs (well I admit, it sort of is, and this is a wonderful lyric)

    I got wiring loose inside my head (don't we all? who is society's perfect robot?)
    I got books that I never ever read (simple fact, maybe alluding to procrastination or pointlessness)
    I got secrets in my garden shed (why "garden shed" in particular? could mean anything.)
    I got a scar where all my urges bled (ah, don't we all?)
    I got people underneath my bed (admittedly, this lyric doesn't make much sense unless it's being jocular or literal)
    I got a place where all my dreams are dead (again, don't we all?)
    Swim with me into your blackest eyes (he just wants to let go and indulge with her his deepest fantasies)

    A few minutes with me inside my van
    Should be so beautiful if we can
    I'm feeling something taking over me (and this whole verse basically sums it up)

    Overall, yes, a pretty perverse, sexual interpretation on my part. Better than rape, though.
    Mindsafireon October 26, 2009   Link

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