BRIGHT EYES LYRICS
"The Big Picture"
The picture's far too big to look at, kid.
Your eyes won't open wide enough.
And you're constantly surrounded
By that swirling stream of what is and what was.
Well, we've all made our predictions,
But the truth still isn't out.
But if you wanna see the future,
Go stare into a cloud.
And keep trying to find your way out
Of that maze of memories.
It all sort of looks familiar,
Until you get up close,
And then it's different, clearly.
But each time you turn a corner,
You're right back where you were.
And your only hope is that forgetting might
Make a door appear.
Well, is it your fear of being buried
That makes you so afraid to speak?
An avalanche of opinions,
Like the one that fell that I'm now underneath.
It was my voice that moved the first rock,
And I would do it all again.
So, I mean it's cool if you keep quiet,
But I like singing.
So, I'll be holding my note,
And stomping and strumming
And feeling so very lucky.
And there is nothing I know,
Except this lifetime's one moment,
And wishing will just leave me empty.
So you can try and live in darkness,
But you will never shake the light.
No, it will greet you every morning,
And it will make you more aware with its absence at night,
When you're wrapped up in your blankets, baby-
That comfortable cocoon.
But I've seen the day of your awakening, boy,
And it's coming soon.
So, go ahead and lose yourself in liquor,
And you can praise the clouded mind.
But it isn't what you're thinking, no,
It's the course of history,
Your position in line.
You're just a piece of the puzzle,
So, I think you'd better find your place.
And don't go blaming your knowledge on some fruit you ate.
Cause there's been a great deal of discussion, yes,
About the properties of man.
Animal or angel, you were carved from bone,
But your heart, it's just sand,
And the wind is gonna scatter it,
And cover everything with love.
So, if it makes you happy,
Then keep kneeling, momma,
But I'm standing up.
Because this veil, it has been lifted, yes,
My eyes are wet with clarity.
I've been a witness to such wonders.
Oh, I've searched for them all across this country.
But I think I'll be returning now
To the town where I was born.
And I understand you must keep moving, friend,
But I'm headed home.
Yeah, I'm gonna follow the road
And let the scenery sweeping by easily enter my body.
And I'll send ya'll this message in code-
Underground, over mountains,
Through forests and deserts and cities.
All across electric wire, it's a baited line.
Yeah, the hook's in deep, boys,
There's no more time.
So you can struggle in the water-
Be too stubborn to die.
Or you could just let go
And be lifted to the sky.
Thanks to Amber, pArLs for correcting these lyrics