Open Your Eyes (original single version)

by I Am The Manic Whale

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The original single version of the first Manic Whale song. This version was recorded before most of the band had been recruited and features Michael playing almost everything except the guitar solo and the other challenging guitar parts, which were played by Dave.

The version on the album was almost completely re-recorded when Ben and John had joined the band. In addition to new keyboards and drums Michael added a new lead vocal and John provided several more backing vocals.

lyrics

She’s standing stern on the hilltop, looking down at her shoes
The vast vista before her, summer sunlight, sensational sight
She won’t look!

On the cliff above the harbour, offshore breeze in his hair
White peaked waves creep up the sand
awash with moonlight, a beautiful night
He’s facing inland
Facing inland!

Open your eyes, this is the view, it was put here for you, so open your eyes.

Brink of the Grand Canyon, red precipice falls away to the right
Ineffable natural beauty looking through a 4-inch screen
Add a 70s retro filter

They stand on the rooftop with the sun going down
The cityscape in silhouette, so deep so dark so iridescent
They won’t look
Why won’t they look?

Open your eyes, this is the view, it was put here for you, so open your eyes.

Why won’t you open your eyes? This is the view put here for you.

Why won’t you open your mind? This is the truth, written for you.

Why won’t you open your eyes? Put down your phone. You’re not alone.

Why won’t you open your mind? Come on inside. The blind lead the blind.

Open your eyes, this is the view, it was put here for you, so open your eyes.

Why won’t you open your eyes? This is the view, put here for you.

Open your mind, this is the truth, it was written for you, so open your eyes.

Why won’t you open your mind? This is the truth, written for you.

So open your eyes

credits

released July 16, 2014
Michael Whiteman: drums, bass, keys, easy guitars, vocals
David Addis: difficult guitars

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I Am The Manic Whale Reading, UK

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We are a progressive rock band from Reading & London, UK. 2nd album out now.
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