No I don't lack ambition
Can't you see what I hate
That it's you who is sinking
Locked behind iron gates

You should know
You're falling into fiction
I can tell
You're on some foolish mission

You're black eyed soul
You should know
That there's nowhere else to go
My black eyed boy
You will find
Your own space and time

You call me superstitious
Tie me up with your deceit
I could never be malicious
Though I seem so bittersweet

You should know
You're falling into fiction
I can tell
You're on some foolish mission

You're black eyed soul
You should know
That there's nowhere else to go
My black eyed boy
You will find
Your own space and time

Black eyed soul
You should know
That there's nowhere else to go
My black eyed boy
You will find
Your own space and
Time

Yeh, you should know
You're falling into fiction
I can tell
You're on some foolish mission

You're black eyed soul
You should know
That there's nowhere else to go
My black eyed boy
You will find
Your own space and time

Black eyed soul
You should know
That there's nowhere else to go
My black eyed boy
You will find
Your own space and time

Black eyed soul
You should know
That there's nowhere else to go
My black eyed boy
You will find
Your own space and time


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Black Eyed Boy Lyrics as written by Sharleen Spiteri Robert Hodgens

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    Black Eyed Boy is amazing! It has a very lively motown type of beat, but the lyrics are haunting. Whenever I listen to it (about every day) I am torn between wanting to get up and dance and feeling like I'm being watched. The video is also fantastic. To me it's very inspiring because it makes me want to stop running from myself and accept who I am, knowing that someday I'll find my own place in the world. It's reminiscent of the saying, "Wherever you go, there you are!"

    indiainkskyon December 24, 2006   Link
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    P.S. I absolutely LOVE the pause after the third chorus, then "Tiiiimmmee....."

    indiainkskyon December 24, 2006   Link
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    Isn't it That it's you who is sinking? not sicking.. love the song :P

    song-moogleon February 04, 2008   Link
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    This song has two different parts: the verse (which is clearly based on Motown, specially Smokey Robinson's "Tears of a clown") and the chorus (based on Beatles' "while my guitar gently weeps"). Even her voice sounds different in each part, so it could be interpreted like a conversation... I think this song could be about the segregation and whitewashing of rock and roll, which had been created by african american musicians, and how the music industry tried to force labels on "black music", segregating it and considering it less serious in favour of white musicians who had actually copied and been inspired by them. The Beatles always acknowledged that they had been inspired by african american musicians, and actually George Harrison admitted being highly influenced by (and dedicated a couple of songs to) Smokey Robinson, so I even dare to think that the choice of the two songs referenced here is not a coincidence.

    Andrethon July 31, 2019   Link

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