Song Lyric Sunday – Eyes Wide Open by Gotye

This theme was pretty tough for me.  I honestly couldn’t think of a song, so I went to Google and started looking around.  I didn’t want to post something that was too obvious, but the more I looked, the more frustrated I got.

I finally came across this artist and this song.  I recognized the artist, but I hadn’t heard this song until today.  I found it compelling; not only the video, but the lyrics as well.  It’s sad to think that we could end up in this place.  Will water ever run out?  Will we take so much from the Earth that nothing is left but dust and ashes?

I think the conversation is very real and needs to be had.  There is so much beauty on this Earth.  It’s about time we start realizing that it’s worth taking care of.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video and the song as much as I did.

With our eyes wide open, we
With our eyes wide open, we
So this is the end of the story,
Everything we had, everything we did,
Is buried in dust,
And this dust is all that’s left of us.
But only a few ever worried.
Well the signs were clear, they had no idea.
You just get used to living in fear,
Or give up when you can’t even picture your future.
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open.
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we
(Walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we)
Yeah, we walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we
(Walk the plank with our eyes wide open.)
Some people offered up answers.
We made out like we heard, they were only words.
They didn’t add up to a change in the way we were living,
And the saddest thing is all of it could have been avoided.
But it was like to stop consuming is to stop being human,
You’ll want to make a change if you won’t.
We’re all in the same boat, staying afloat for the moment.
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we
(Walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we)
Yeah we walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we
(Walk the plank with our eyes wide open.)
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open,
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open,
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we
With our eyes wide open, we walk the plank, we walk the plank.
With our eyes wide open, we walk the plank, we walk the plank, we walk the plank.
With our eyes wide open, we walk the plank, we walk the plank.
That was the end of the story.
Songwriters: Walter Andre De Backer
Eyes Wide Open lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the video, the lyrics and/or hyperlinks to videos and/or gifs and/or lyrics above. No copyright infringement intended.


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was Earth.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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18 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Eyes Wide Open by Gotye

  1. I enjoy the video and song quite much.
    “Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the video, the lyrics and/or hyperlinks to videos and/or gifs and/or lyrics above. No copyright infringement intended.” That makes me chuckle, you should be a politician.
    With complicated rules, I don’t know what “ping” means.
    The Flat Earth, lyrics by Thomas “Tom” Dolby

    The Earth can be any shape you want it
    Any shape at all
    Dark and cold or bright and warm
    Long or thin or small
    But it’s home and all I ever had
    And maybe why for me the Earth is flat
    Friends have often asked me why
    I’m sensitive about my height
    I would look around and say
    Hmm, I thought I was immune
    All my life I have waited
    to be given any word
    It was screaming to be heard
    Please remember
    The Earth can be any shape you want it
    Any shape at all
    Dark and cold or bright and warm
    Long or thin or small
    But it’s home and all I ever had
    and maybe why for me the Earth is flat
    Turn the island to the storm tonight
    Then when they spill the demon seed
    Turn and face into the wind
    All along you still believed
    Believed you were immune
    And if love is all you’re missing
    Look into your heart
    Is anybody home?
    Please remember
    The Earth can be any shape you want it
    Any in the world
    But don’t you point that raygun at me
    I might just explode
    There are stones buried in your soul
    And only a fool would blame the death of rock and roll, yeah
    And in time you’ll come to understand
    The flat old Earth is in your gentle hands

    Like

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  3. The water situation in California alone is telling. Water level losses are measured in feet not inches. The decimation of the rainforests, industrial polluting of the oceans…it’s alarming. The planet is three quarters water and we could all end up like Flint with no decent water to drink.

    Good choice!

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