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Wide Shut Eyes

from Between Dogs And Wolves by Piers Faccini

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The song's premise is also paradox like eyes being ‘Wide shut’. Sometimes they awe neither open nor closed but we see nonetheless.
This is one of the songs on the album in which the instrumental sections are pushed into rhythmic lines that echo and play off each other, accentuating the lyrical themes of repetition and return . 
My studio is full of strange and wonderful instruments, I use a lot of these instruments on the album. I didn't want it to be obvious what each instrument was. There's a kora, dulcimer, tampura, xylophone, Chinese violin, a lot of rhythmic stuff just blending in. Like a kid surrounded by his favorite toys, I played all of these instruments for the album.

lyrics

It helps me to help myself
It keeps me from getting lost
It helps me keep the lines uncrossed

When despair will brush her grey blue kiss
The ache will fade like the morning mist
Wide shut eyes
I blindly see

It turns me from turning on myself
It wakes me from dream’s dull nest
It turns me away wanting less

When the poison leaves its violet trace
The bruise will lift like dawn's embrace
Wide shut eyes
I blindly see

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from Between Dogs And Wolves, released September 23, 2013

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Piers Faccini France

If my songs were maps I'd want them to stretch from the English moors to the Saharan dunes via the plains of the Mediterranean.

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