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Local Natives – Wide Eyes lyrics

Oh some evil spirit
Oh some evil this way comes
They told me how they fear it
Now they're placing it on their tongues
Oh to see it with my own eyes
No food or water for the better part of ten months
Quietly he sat between the folds of a free trunk
Oh to see it with my own eyes
All the men of faith and men of science had their questions
Could it ever be on earth as it is in heaven?

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  • u
    I also see it being applied to religion and the state of men's affairs on earth. Those who were to be 'religious' have now adopted the thing they spoke against, their entire lives are now devoid of any evidence of being having their gods favour. And so with the way the world is going the scientists and even now the irreligious religious doubt that things will change on the earth.
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    Well it's simple. It's saying how they've ('they've' because they all wrote the song obviously - not because they were all with a girl. The same one girl at the same time) they've put everything into this relationship and he's looking into her eyes and seeing all the bad he'd overlooked before being in the bliss of a relationship. It makes him question everything he believes; the world around him, asking if there will be anything better.
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