One of those songs that has an atmosphere all its own…
Thank You, Bright Eyes.
“Bust through the Firewall into heaven
Then I’m standing in that blinding light
Crooked crosses falling from the sky”
lyrics by: Conor Oberst
The People’s Key
According to virtual sources, the band name, as well as its often referenced use with mild variants found within many of Obersts’ lyrics was derived from the movie Planet of the Apes.
The term of endearment used by Dr. Zira, who calls Taylor “bright eyes”
The People’s Key?
Oberst announced that he wanted to “retire” the Bright Eyes moniker, and would be making one final album with the band: “It does feel like it needs to stop at some point. I’d like to clean it up, lock the door, say goodbye.”
I know it may be quite silly… but I still love the fact that I wrote this poem for you before I had heard this song, and before you had introduced me to the beautiful music of Bright Eyes. There’s some sort of sweet coincidence in my prior referencing of ‘That blinding light Of your bright eyes’ in the publishing of…
How could I dare place in words
This canvas basement beneath the earth
That Rome has long since hung of you
The grandest portrait to ever view
That drifting through coliseums of Spain
The winds still softly sing your name
Do you know of that grey,
How it flutters the mind?
Of that silvery snow.
That waits in the sky?
There exists no option to define
To translate or epitomize
That blinding light
Of your bright eyes
A boundless glistening of emerald sea
Those gold reflections surfacing
This photograph that always shines
Every time your green iris unwinds
- Bright Eyes Agree to Make Another Album — SXSW Top 100 Acts (spinner.com)
- Review: The People’s Key (Bright Eyes) (headphonetransmissions.wordpress.com)
- Bright Eyes – Tabernacle, 3/4/11 (ninestonerottweiler.wordpress.com)
- Bright Eyes Earns Radio City Music Hall Spotlight (spin.com)
- Hear It: Bright Eyes’ New LP ‘The People’s Key’ (spin.com)
- Bright Eyes played 2 nights @ Radio City Music Hall w/ Superchunk & Wild Flag (pics, videos & setlists) (brooklynvegan.com)