"Mind's Eye" as written by and Josh Ritter....
What's it take to make the dime drop?
All of these kids who think they're quick on the draw
Always shooting at outlaws I'm busy keeping my Colt cocked
And I'm gonna know you when you finally come
Cause I got you in my mind's eye
I got you in my mind's eye

I'm gonna take up the Steinway
Waiting for the bullet that I'll never see come
I'm gonna start me a new wave
I'm putting up with you lightweights
Calling me out to the middle of the street
Oh I've got you in my mind's eye
I got you in my mind's eye

I got you in my mind's eye
My day might be coming yours is coming first
I'll knock you outta your daylights
And when you come for me some night
You better bring a shovel and be expecting the worst
Cause I got you in my mind's eye
I got you in my mind's eye [x3]

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"Mind's Eye" as written by Josh Ritter

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    General Commenti'm not sure because i can't find the lyrics sheet, but i think it's "i'm putting up with you lightweights." but yeah, this song is probably josh ritter's most badass song yet, i love it.
    infinitepet85on December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a track about revenge. He knows somebody is coming for him, even though it's in the past. I assume that he's a changed man, but knows that doesn't matter. Based on the line "I'm gonna take up the Steinway" which is a brand of piano. I had a hard time transcribing that line, because I was thinking it was two separate words, as in the way of the Stein. Then I remembered Steinway and Sons from school and it all made sense.

    Great song, love the Western feel to it.
    JonathanBCon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone else noticed this song completely rips off London Calling by The Clash? The first time I heard it, I actually thought it was a cover. What do think goes through someone's mind when they are plaigarizing one of the most famous songs in Rock history? Is it; "Maybe no one will notice?"
    juliankeyneson November 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like to think of this song as another Historical Conquest i.e. a song about a woman. It's an aggressive kind of situation, for sure.
    ThePythonon April 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentInfinitepet is right, I think, he's saying "I'm puttin' up with you lightweights"
    Also I think he's saying "I'm gonna take it up the sly way" not "Steinway" think about it in the context of the following line "Waitin' for the bullet that I'll never see come" if you don't see it coming that means the person who shot you was being sly
    Shep1986on November 04, 2010   Link

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