Bright Eyes

by Ben Calvert & The Swifts

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“With my version of Bright Eyes, my aim was to take the song out of the context of the film Watership Down to convey the true intention of the song-To present death as a mysterious, certain, and foreboding universal force.

While exploring this, the song is also a poetic meditation on the force of life and the transition into death.
Easter presents a fitting time for the release.” (Ben Calvert)

Melbourne artist Sophie Demitriou, (Dark Vice), created the video to Ben's cover. Like a moving Rorschach test, it is an abstract and hypnotic image that is open to personal interpretation.
What will you see?

Bright Eyes was self-recorded and self-produced by Ben in his home studio and was mastered by Pete Maher.
(Paul Weller, Damien Rice, Beady Eye)

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released March 30, 2015

Writer: Mike Batt
Publisher: Blackwood Music
Vocals & guitar Ben Calvert
Original Artwork by Ben Calvert. (Ink on Paper)

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Ben Calvert & The Swifts Birmingham, UK

Ben Calvert & The Swifts’ psychedelic alt-folk first saw the light of day in front of a few hundred avid ears and eyes when they played Moseley Folk Festival September 2010.

In October 2011 the band’s debut album Festive Road was released to critical acclaim.
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Track Name: Ben Calvert & The Swfits - Bright Eyes
Is it a kind of dream
Floating out on the tide
Following the river of death downstream?
Or is it a dream?

There's a fog along the horizon
A strange glow in the sky
And nobody seems to know where you go
And what does is mean
Is it a dream?

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes

Is it a kind of shadow
Reaching in to the night
Wandering over the hills unseen?
Or is it a dream?

There's a high wind in the trees
A cold sound in the air
And nobody ever knows when you go
And where do you start?
Into the dark

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes

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