"Wide Eyes" as written by Kelcey Paul Ayer, Matthew James Frazier, Ryan Clinton Hahn, Andrew Jeffrey Hamm and Taylor David Rice....
Oh, some evil spirit, oh, some evil this way comes
They told me how they fear it
Now they're placing it on their tongues
For to see it with my own eyes
For to see it with my own eyes
No food or water for the better part of ten months

Quietly he sat between the folds of a tree trunk
For to see it with my own eyes
For to see it with my own eyes
All the men of faith and men of science had their questions
Could it ever be on earth as it is in heaven?
For to see it with my own eyes For to see it with my own eyes

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"Wide Eyes" as written by Kelcey Paul Ayer Andrew Jeffrey Hamm

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    General CommentThis song is definitely talking about the infamous "Buddha Boy" from Nepal. PBS did a documentary about him. He supposedly sat in the folds of a tree trunk for over ten months with no food or water, not moving or spending any energy on even talking, and getting all his energy from the tree and the vitamin E of the sun. He mysteriously vanished 2 months after PBS shot the documentary, and even though people were guarding the spot day in and day out, no one saw him leave, and there is no trace of him, and no has seen him since. during the filming, the guys in PBS just barely miss this moment where the kid supposedly almost wen on fire, apparently from internal combustion, but this wasn't proved. Still, it begs the question: If there's no trace of him leaving and no one has seen him since, is it possible he could've just went into another dimension, or he ascended. Either way, the boy was amazing. It's a true story. You can look it up on youtube or google. I suggest everyone do it. It's very very enlightening, and may change the way you live. Also, since I have your attention, I've been asking anyone with a digital camera with a flash to take pictures in dark areas and try and summon "orbs". Ask them to come out, and glow for you. If you see one, say "good job" and encourage it burn brighter. Keep doing it more and more. I was so shocked what I found. I am a firm believer in these spirits now. Just do it people! It's gonna change our lives once we spread this knowledge!

    wilvealeon April 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsiddhartha.
    radsimplicityon January 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentholy shit its so beautiful live.
    polythenepamon February 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe 7th line needs correcting:
    "Quietly he sat between the folds of a tree trunk"

    For me, the first five tracks of the album just flow and never let up. This opener gave me chills.
    tricktrickyon February 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about trying to find enlightenment... reminds me of Be Here Now by Ram Dass, who first found enlightenment by taking acid with Timothy Leary, felt like he gained a deeper understand of life but the acid experience was only temporary, so he went to India and studied under a guru to try to reach a more permanent enlightenment... I don't think this song is about him but just about the quest for enlightenment in general.."oh to see it with my own eyes," he knows its possible to see things how they really are but he can't figure it out... the last line is how everyone is trying to figure it out, and will he ever be able to? and will society? i think you guys are right on about Christ and about Siddhartha... there's an evil spirit coming (evil in the world, evil in himself) and he wants to transcend it... there are those who try acid (they're placing it on their tongue) and other hallucinogens... there are those who try the ascetic life ( all kinds of religious traditions), which makes sense in the context of starving himself for 10 months... sitting in a tree trunk brings to mind meditation... just all different ways of trying to understand the world and be free from your ego and from material things... woohoo, read Be Here Now!
    jackliton March 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment the first 4 lines i interpret as aspects of the catholic religion. catholics are taught that good=following god's word and evil=giving into sin/satan. as one who as been exposed to catholicism, we are taught to fear God, that the fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge. it is ironic though because the one thing we are taught to fear, we are also expected to love, respect, and accept, "they told me how they fear it now they're placing it on their tounges", as in communion where we eat the body of christ. it is hard and confusing for one to blindly accept these intangible beliefs, unless one sees god, or the benefits of believing in a god, with their "own eye"s. faith has to be obtained by one's own accord, and should not be forced upon someone. i agree with jacklit on the quest for enlightenment/the meaning of life, we are all trying to find something higher to believe in and everyone goes about it in a different way, whether its fasting ("no food or water....) or meditation ("quietly he sat beneath the folds of a tree trunk...") but there is no definitive way to achieve spiritual serenity. its an individual journey, hence the repetition of "oh to see it with my own eyes". everyone's path to spirituality and to a divine being of their understanding is different. the last two lines seem to be saying, there is no point trying to establish a manual for spirituality, no use in trying to figure out if the after-life is real, if any particular religion is right or wrong, it is a matter of opinion and a matter of whatever works for each specific person. just thoughts, there's probably much more to this song, this is just what i gather.
    megEmusicloveon July 22, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI may be under or over thinking it depending on perspective but to me, very simply put, this song is about experiencing LSD for the first time.
    SunOrbitEarthon July 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about acid
    thediscobiscuiton November 15, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is definitely describing taking psychedelics.

    The first few lines reflect how I feel before I trip.

    We're told how drugs are evil, how they can kill you, etc. when we're younger in an attempt to thwart us from using them. I feel guilty every time I do drugs simply due to being programmed to think that way when I was a child from parents, anti-drug programs, teachers, etc.

    During a trip (luckily I haven't had any bad ones) it feels like heaven.

    Just my thoughts.
    JohnWilkesBoothon February 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it’s about mushrooms, or rather, magic mushrooms. No food or water, between the roots of a tree trunk, and placing it on their tongues. The bringing together of men of faith and science to see heaven on earth. The general mysticality of it, not to mention the wide eyes theme and amazement. These sound like reference to the way mushrooms grow and give an ethereal experience to its users. Just a thought.
    kxjson July 31, 2018   Link

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