Open My Eyes Lyrics

Ian Hunter


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Lyle Lovett
album: Track 8 in album The Artful Dodger
release date: 1996
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 5:44

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Ian Hunter The Artful Dodger cover art
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(ian hunter/darrel bath)

(transcribed by colin ford)

On the avenue of dead umbrellas
In a place where nothin’ sleeps
No one’s pickin’ up the pieces - no one speaks
Snow falls down - God dusts funky town
For once this place looks pure
Tell that to the people who live in the wind - they ain’t so sure

In the middle of a violent night - in the glare of a naked light
In the middle of a nightmare
At the bottom of the deepest well - in the middle of a private hell
Shit scared - out there - nowhere

Then I open my eyes - ice on the window - the sun is tryin’ to break through

Then I open my eyes - in the land of the livin’ - and it’s all right
Seen a man rattle in a battle that no one could win
I had to turn my soul away
Shit’s gonna happen - whether you like it or not
S’ just the way it is

Then I open my eyes - boats on the river - headin’ down the east side
Then I open my eyes - and the trash(? ) slips away
Soft and supple - like some alibi
You been walkin in her sleep - there ain’t no cure for the secrets you hide

In the middle of my wildest dream - in a place where nothin’s what it seems

At the time of a great loss
From the hoods and the broken homes - this danger’s got a smell of it’s own
In the middle of c-c-chaos
In the valley of the shadow of death - the bellevue boys out kickin’ ass
In the middle of fire
Inside the belly of the beast - in a place where wonders never cease
You go higher, higher, higher

Then I open my eyes - life in a nutshell - it’s over ’fore you know it
Then I open my eyes

And the city wakes up - puts coffee in cups - when I open my eyes
And the kids go to school - imus rules - when I open my eyes
I love you n’ you love me
N’ it rains so I buy an umbrella from the guy on 23rd and second avenue


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Too Much
  • 2 Now Is the Time
  • 3 Something to Believe In
  • 4 Resurrection Mary
  • 5 Walk on Water
  • 6 23A, Swan Hill
  • 7 Michael Picasso
  • 8 Open My Eyes
  • 9 The Artful Dodger
  • 10 Skeletons (In Your Closet)
  • 11 Still the Same