"Blue Eyes" as written by and William C Handy....
You terrify the land
You are pestle and mortar
Your first love's New Order
Mother Nature's Son
King of the Everglades
Population: one
I write poetry for myself
I write poetry for myself

(Oh, baby)
Ooh
Ooh

You're a permanent figure of jacked up sorrow
I want you to love me
You send me a coffin of roses
I guess that's the way that things go these days
Take pills, for instance
I heard they're no good for you
I won't and I never will
She said, "I won't and I never will"
"I won't and I never will"
"I won't and I never will"
"I won't and I never will"
Blue eyes
Ooh, blue eyes

Oh, baby, can't you see they had it in for me?
They had it in for me, they had it in for me
Oh, baby, can't you see ("I won't and I never will")
They had it in for me? They had it in for me
Blue eyes
Ooh, ooh baby, you got those blue eyes

I sent a message in a bottle to the press
It said, "don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
"Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
"Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
I thumb through the books on your shelves
I've thumbed through the books on your shelves
I've thumbed through the books on your shelves
I've thumbed through the books on your shelves

Blue eyes


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"Blue Eyes" as written by Daniel Bejar

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    General CommentI sent a message in a bottle to the press
    It said, "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
    "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"


    These lines are some of my favorite lyrics ever. A message in a bottle implies anonymity, while sending it to the press seems to indicate it should be read by the public. The line "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves" is so powerful to me. The line seems to be meant for anyone (the public) and there is no sense of blame attached as it was sent as a message in a bottle. It makes me feel like Dan Bejar is trying to send a message to everyone: you don't have to be ashamed of what you are, or what you feel. This has certainly said before by others, but I honestly never took it to heart before this song.
    My interpretation is pretty sappy, but it helped me through a rough co-dependent relationship break up. We can lose track of where our emotions our coming from sometimes, and for me anyway, this song helped me figure out why I was feeling like shit all the time. And then I didn't feel like shit anymore.
    brutalitoron January 22, 2013   Link

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