Bright Eyes

by Ben Calvert & The Swifts

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Bright Eyes 03:14
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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“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)

credits

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

Influenced by British folk, early 90s Indie and US Psychedelia, Ben’s post-folk sound has melody, stories, and lyrics at its heart.

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