The Center of the World Lyrics

Bright Eyes


album: Track 11 in album Fevers and Mirrors
release date: 2000-3-23
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Lo-Fi/Indie Rock
length: 4:44
vocal: Andy LeMaster

Album Information

label: Bad News Records
country(area): Japan
format: CD
barcode: 4529408000284
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bright Eyes Fevers and Mirrors cover art


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At the center of the world there is a statue of a girl.
She is standing near a well with a bucket bare and dry.
I went and looked her in the eyes and she turned me into sand.
This clumsy form that I despise scattered easy in her hand.
And it came to rest upon a beach, with a million others there.
We sat and waited for the sea to stretch out
so that we could disappear into the endlessness of blue,
into the horror of the truth.
We are far less than we knew.
Yes, we are far less than we knew
but we knew what we could taste.
Girls found honey to drench our hands.
Men cut marble to mark our graves.
Saying that we will need something to remind us
of all the sweetness that has passed through us


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace
  • 2 A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks
  • 3 The Calendar Hung Itself…
  • 4 Something Vague
  • 5 The Joy in Discovery
  • 6 The Movement of a Hand
  • 7 When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass
  • 8 Arienette
  • 9 Jetsabel Removes the Undesirables
  • 10 Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh
  • 11 The Center of the World
  • 12 Sunrise, Sunset.
  • 13 An Attempt to Tip the Scales
  • 14 A Song to Pass the Time