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24 June 2002 @ 07:42 pm
 
Through Her Eyes

She never really had a chance
On that fateful moonlit night
Sacrificed without a fight
A victim of her circumstance

Now that I've become aware
And I've exposed this tragedy
A sadness grows inside of me
It all seems so unfair

I'm learning all about my life
By looking through her eyes

Just beyond the churchyard gates
Where the grass is overgrown
I saw the writing on her stone
I felt like I would suffocate

"In loving memory of our child
So innocent, eyes open wide"
I felt so empty as I cried
Like part of me had died

I'm learning all about my life
By looking through her eyes

And as her image wandered through my head
I wept just like a baby as I lay awake in bed

And I know what it's like to lose someone you love
And this felt just the same

She wasn't given any choice
Desperation stole her voice
I've been given so much more in life
I've got a son, I've got a wife

I had to suffer one last time
To grieve for her and say goodbye
Relive the anguish of my past
To find out who I was at last

The door has opened wide
I'm turning with the tide
Looking through her eyes


Goodnight Kiss

Goodnight kiss in your nightgown
Lavendar in your bed
So innocent as you lie down
Sweet dreams that run through your head

Are you lonely without Mommy's love?
I want you to know I'd die for that moment
You're just a poor girl
Afraid of this cruel world
Taken away from it all

It's been five years to the day
And my tainted blood's still the same
I can't help acting this way
And those bastard doctors are gonna pay

I'm so lonely without baby's love
I want you to know I'd die for one more moment
I'm just a poor girl
Afraid of this cruel world
Taken away from it all


I think you have to hear these with the music to realize the true beauty of these songs. Hearing them now, they speak so much to me on a personal level. At the end of Through Her Eyes, when James LaBrie sings along with the guitar, that is so unbelievably beautiful...

I have felt lyrics before. In Metallica's Low Man's Lyric, where it says "So low, the sky is all I see...", I know what that feels like. And now I know what Through Her Eyes feels like... "In loving memory of our child, so innocent, eyes open wide. I felt so empty as I cried, like part of me had died." "And as her image wandered through my head, I wept just like a baby as I lay awake in bed. And I know what it's like to lose someone you love, and this felt just the same."

It's so sad, yet so beautiful...
 
 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes
 
 
 
adamyoursentientgod on June 25th, 2002 02:07 pm (UTC)
the dreamtheater link on your "degree of inner turbulence" test rocked. very well placed. i didn't realize - are they songs off the new album. i haven't gotten around to getting it yet. i'm going to go see them at jones beach, long island. i know they're playing there, i just need to double check the date. dreamtheater rocks!!!!!! sorry about the random post, i just got pretty excited when i saw the link...hehehe.