The Story In Your Eyes Lyrics

I've been thinking about our fortune,
And I've decided that we're really not to blame.
For the love that's deep inside us now, is still the same.
And the sound we make together,
Is the music to the story in your eyes.
It's been shining down upon you now, I realize.

Listen to the tide slowly turning,
Wash all our heartaches away.
We are part of the fire that is burning,
And from the ashes we can build another day.
But I'm frightened for your children,
And the life that we are living is in vein.
And the sunshine we've been waiting for,
Will turn to rain.

When the final line is over,
And it's certain that the curtain's gonna fall,
I can hide inside your sweet sweet love,
Forever more.

Listen to the tide slowly turning,
Wash all our heartaches away.
We are part of the fire that is burning,
And from the ashes we can build another day.
But I'm frightened for your children,
And the life that we are living is in vain.
And the sunshine we've been waiting for,
Will turn to rain.
15 Meanings
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I love the song, always have. It's the most terrifying rock song I know.

No one is blamed for our fortune tells me our fortune is not good. The love inside us is still the same, but must be more difficult to access. "The sound we make together is the music to the story in your eyes. It's been shining down upon us now I realize." This is the most amazing lyrics I've ever heard. It's as though the band gets their music from their audience or some group of people. Like a reflection of some kind. So the realization of the story comes after it has has been shown to them. This in itself is fine, but it is the story they receive that leaves me horrified.

The tide is turning. Easy enough. "We're part of the fire that's burning and from the ashes we can build another day." I understand, "we're are part of the fire", cool lyrics, but, who or what are the "ashes". (I'm not sure) Could be taken pessimistically. I've never heard more terrifying lyrics than, "I'm frightened for your children." So how could this song be optimistic? Equally as terrifying are the next lyrics, "And the life we are living is in vein". I cannot say this because any persons life is never in vein. At least not yet. If it becomes this way, there goes the purpose and meaning to life. We would be mindless shells unable to have any kind of effect on anyone or anything. Because all it takes is a genuine smile to positively effect someone's life. Therefore only one friendly gesture or smile means your life is not in vein.

"I can hide inside your sweet sweet love forevermore." I cannot see anything pessimistic about this line.

My Opinion

@researched Easy. "I'm frightened for your children," is directly related to "We're part of the fire that is burning, and from the ashes we can build another day." The Earth ENDS. Everything in the world will die at once. God then rewinds time, and we re-live this all over again.

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This song kicks butt. You rarely find such a rockin song that has real meaning and significance. And to tell you the truth i am frightened for our children. Now more thatn ever!

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"But I'm frightened for your children And the life that we are living is in vain And the sunshine we've been waiting for Will turn to rain. "

about how i feel about the future of America...not just the economy, but what we consider pop culture nowadays. total crap in my opinion.

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what liverdude said basically sums it all up

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Don't worry about me, I'm 18 and I listen to this music all the time. As for the song, 2nd best Moody Blues song, second to Night in White Satin, in my opinion

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When the final line is over And it's certain that the curtain's gonna fall I can hide inside your sweet innocent love For evermore

great song ...

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My thoughts on this song were probably influenced by the cool album artwork. An old man and a boy gaze into some type of jewel probably looking at their fortune.

The song also waivers between optimism and pessimism. That's kind of how my mind works.

Optimism: We're part of the fire that is burning And from the ashes we can build another day

Pessimism: But I'm frightened for your children And the life that we are living is in vain And the sunshine we've been waiting for Will turn to rain.

Great music and lyrics. A classic!

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Maybe it's clichéd, but I think it's about the uncertain future of a struggling relationship. The "story in her eyes" is, from the lyricist's perspective, their relationship reflected back at him.

The verse is an admittance that they are both in love with each other, despite the problems they've been through. And his admittance that he took her for granted, that he didn't realize what the relationship meant to him, or how much he loved her.

The first half of the chorus is his optimism about the possibilities of the relationship. He wants her to put the past behind them, accept the failure of the prior relationship. But he wants it to begin anew, rising from the ashes, making something new, greater than what came before.

The second half of the chorus is his pessimism. He's afraid that maybe he's wasting his time, that the relationship is doomed to fail, that the good times they're hoping for will only be more bad times, more failure.

The final section, in the chorus's last reprise, he accepts that whatever happens, when their relationship finally ends, he can always retreat to the memory of that relationship, and the warmth of knowing that, failed relationship or not, she still loves him.

It's a very romantic song, saccharine sweet almost, but it gives me a serious case of the waterworks.

My Interpretation
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Typical Moody Blues intelligent song writing! My interpretation" " But I'm frightened for your children And the life that we are living is in vain And the sunshine we've been waiting for Will turn to rain" ;; may be relative to how some people in Guam right now feel!

And , again my interpretation....not factual, "When the final line is over And it's certain that the curtain's gonna fall I can hide inside your sweet sweet love Forever more" is 'he can hide inside God's Love;;forever more"

My Interpretation
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I agree with Mikachu - I actually think it's about a couple having an affair. However, I think it's a really great apocalyptic song to try & get people to take climate change seriously.

Unlike MookieBomber, I am SO over Nights in White Satin. You'd think, from our radio stations, that Moody Blues was a one-hit-wonder.

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