New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Grind, children, grind
From the world we left behind.
We have one chance enough to be free.
Grind, children, grind!
Though the work was never kind,
Through the eyes of the eagles we shall see.

Lowly sand, snowy sand,
>From the beaches of the land,
Melt it down in the potterer's fire.
Flux and blow, make it glow,
'Till like water it shall flow.
Let it flow to the form we desire.

Pour it bold from the mold,
Let it slowly take the cold,
'Till a clear coin of crystal it lies.
Now they feel strong as steel.
Grind it on the sanded wheel,
'Till it's shape mirrors clear eagle's eyes.

Edges thin as a pin,
And the center thick within,
Domed as smooth as a raindrop can be.
Without haste, without waste,
Polish clear with pumice paste
'Till the wonders of Earth you can see.

See how clear, see how near,
See how great small things appear.
Let your sight grasp the sea or the skies.
Stack them true, two by two,
And what's far shall come to you.
Call them lenses or glass eagle's eyes

Lyrics taken from

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.