Gorgeous piano,Neil's stunning voice, heavenly backing vocals


We stand on guard
til our eyes grow so heavy
We hang on tight
til our hands grow so weak
All precautions, prepare you for nothing
When lights go down on the street

And when the morning comes
you won't remember too much
of anything at all

And in my future of fantastic vesions
their tall and their sleek
and they tower over me

Tie me down and I'll beg them for mercy
I'm paralysed in my sleep

And when the morning comes
I won't remember too much
of anything at all

Before they break in
to steal the silver
thieves come 'round
to admire the loss (?)

At the end of each waking hour
is just one more chime on the clock

And when the morning comes
you won't be aware of his touch
or anything at all

The stars look so different from here

 

 

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Thanks, Fg, for posting those. My comments for possible differences follow in blue:

We stand on guard
til our eyes grow so heavy get so heavy?
We hang on tight
til our hands grow so weak
All precautions, prepare you for nothing precaution prepares?
When lights go down on the street

And when the morning comes
you won't remember too much
of anything at all

And in my future of fantastic vesions
their tall and their sleek They're tall and sleek?
and they tower over me

Tie me down and I'll beg them for mercy
I'm paralysed in my sleep Lay paralysed?

And when the morning comes
I won't remember too much
of anything at all

Before they break in
to steal the silver
thieves come 'round
to admire the loss (?) the lock?

At the end of each waking hour
is just one more chime on the clock Just one?

And when the morning comes a moment?
you won't be aware of his touch
or anything at all
quote:
Originally posted by Tiawamutu:
Lovely lyrics Finngirl.

The only thing is, I haven't heard the song, and haven't a clue where to get it as Aus itunes doesn't have it like NZ does Frowner

Hopefully it will become available later


Think you can get the track direct at the Aus link from the official site. Since you live in Aus.

Where as in the UK they seemed to have closed the itunes "loophole" on TIA and we can't get eyes grow heavy either. Cheers Universal.

H
quote:
Originally posted by Heartland:
quote:
Originally posted by Tiawamutu:
I can't seem to find it

Have you got the link please?


http://www.crowdedhousestore.c...etail.aspx?pid=63690

I think this will work for you, scroll down to track 11.

Tried to buy it but it knows I'm in the Uk. So it looks like I can't get it.

H


Thanks ever so much Heartland.
I can listen to it but it seems to start in the middle of the song. It sounds good so far though.

It has a button next to it which says 'buy' but it doesn't work Frowner

It will hopefully become available to everyone eventually. Fingers crossed.
quote:
Originally posted by Tiawamutu:
quote:
Originally posted by Heartland:
quote:
Originally posted by Tiawamutu:
I can't seem to find it

Have you got the link please?


http://www.crowdedhousestore.c...etail.aspx?pid=63690

I think this will work for you, scroll down to track 11.

Tried to buy it but it knows I'm in the Uk. So it looks like I can't get it.

H


Thanks ever so much Heartland.
I can listen to it but it seems to start in the middle of the song. It sounds good so far though.

It has a button next to it which says 'buy' but it doesn't work Frowner

It will hopefully become available to everyone eventually. Fingers crossed.


When you click buy it should say added to cart, then top left you can see the track in your cart, then click checkout to proceed.

Hope this helps.

H
In another thread, the possibility of the song being about nocturnal alien abduction (or perhaps abduction in general) was raised ( http://frenzforum.com/eve/foru...=495108958#495108958 ).

Hadn't read into the song the nocturnal alien abduction notion, but can now certainly see that interpretation!

I'd instead initially perceived it to be about a bad dream foretelling being attacked by thieves very late in the night and the anxiousness that precedes the unavoidable event.
quote:
In another thread, the possibility of the song being about nocturnal alien abduction (or perhaps abduction in general) was raised ( http://frenzforum.com/eve/foru...=495108958#495108958 ).

Hadn't read into the song the nocturnal alien abduction notion, but can now certainly see that interpretation!

I'd instead initially perceived it to be about a bad dream foretelling being attacked by thieves very late in the night and the anxiousness that precedes the unavoidable event.



I love to hear people's interpretations of NF songs.

This one I hear on two levels: one, a bad dream featuring otherworldly beings that inspired the song. Two, a metaphysical rumination on sleep (an insensate state like a little death with dream events you don't remember) and The Big Sleep.
I wonder if this was an attempt to rework the verses from Lucky v2? Or the other way round? The imagery and ideas seem quite similar to me, in particular "Precaution prepares you for nothing" and "Before they break in to steal the silver / Thieves come round to admire the lock".

I don't remember if I've written this before (probably have) but to me, it's about dreading and fearing something to the point that it takes over your life. That something may never happen or may be not be as bad as you thought. [Replace 'something' with your own details Wink ]

For comparison, my transcription of Lucky from the Enmore shows:

"Last night I went to bed with my clothes on
Like I was ready for action
Got the feeling there's something wrong
Dream of birds that fly upside down
Trees that grow underground
I woke up with footsteps under the floor
Spaceship landing next door
Creatures no-one had seen before
The future had come to turn me round
It's all in front of me now
---
Last night I fell asleep at the wheel
And this time it was for real
Windows breaking and twisted steel"

Eyes Grow Heavy is less obvious, less graphic, more open-ended and more powerful, I think. As bleak as it seems, it's also comforting. It's a classic example of Neil's writing. I love it.
quote:
Originally posted by parula:
This one I hear on two levels: one, a bad dream featuring otherworldly beings that inspired the song. Two, a metaphysical rumination on sleep (an insensate state like a little death with dream events you don't remember) and The Big Sleep.


That's my take on the song too.

And like Alucidor says, while it's bleak and captures the unworldly feeling of a dream, it's also got that special comforting quality that only Neil can pull off in his songs. It's like being calmed after a nightmare. Beautiful song.
quote:
Originally posted by alucidor:
I wonder if this was an attempt to rework the verses from Lucky v2? Or the other way round? The imagery and ideas seem quite similar to me, in particular "Precaution prepares you for nothing" and "Before they break in to steal the silver / Thieves come round to admire the lock".

I don't remember if I've written this before (probably have) but to me, it's about dreading and fearing something to the point that it takes over your life. That something may never happen or may be not be as bad as you thought. [Replace 'something' with your own details Wink ]

For comparison, my transcription of Lucky from the Enmore shows:

"Last night I went to bed with my clothes on
Like I was ready for action
Got the feeling there's something wrong
Dream of birds that fly upside down
Trees that grow underground
I woke up with footsteps under the floor
Spaceship landing next door
Creatures no-one had seen before
The future had come to turn me round
It's all in front of me now
---
Last night I fell asleep at the wheel
And this time it was for real
Windows breaking and twisted steel"

Eyes Grow Heavy is less obvious, less graphic, more open-ended and more powerful, I think. As bleak as it seems, it's also comforting. It's a classic example of Neil's writing. I love it.


Holy crow. If this doesn't absolutely reek with alien abduction then, I don't know what does.

Maybe I've parked myself on the Sci-Fi channel one hour too long somewhere along the way, but I've seen a program or three about the topic and fear and dread are huge emotions experienced by people who claim they're being beamed up to the mother ship for experimentation, impregnation etc.

And these lyrics you've just posted (which I now recall from TIYL Version II aka "Lucky Lola" seem to speak to that as well.

My opinion stands though, I love love love this song. It's haunting and quite lovely and the vocal is very well done and expressed.

Live long and prosper
Romer posted:
Thanks, Fg, for posting those. My comments for possible differences follow in blue:

We stand on guard
til our eyes grow so heavy get so heavy?
We hang on tight
til our hands grow so weak
All precautions, prepare you for nothing precaution prepares?
When lights go down on the street

And when the morning comes
you won't remember too much
of anything at all

And in my future of fantastic vesions
their tall and their sleek They're tall and sleek?
and they tower over me

Tie me down and I'll beg them for mercy
I'm paralysed in my sleep Lay paralysed?

And when the morning comes
I won't remember too much
of anything at all

Before they break in
to steal the silver
thieves come 'round
to admire the loss (?) the lock?

At the end of each waking hour
is just one more chime on the clock Just one?

And when the morning comes a moment?
you won't be aware of his touch
or anything at all

..”And in my future of fantastic vesions
THEY’RE tall and THEY’RE sleek
and they tower over me

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