Outside My Eye

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about

I'd always wanted to make an acoustic release but didn't think I was capable of writing in that style until I wrote this song. I had plans to record an acoustic EP with Spirit Division after the first album but that plan was dropped after Dave left the band. The idea was then suggested to include the track at the end of No Rapture but that too was abandoned once we realized how out of place it would sound next to that material.

As much as I miss the hand percussion and lead guitar that the Spirit Division version had, I think this recording works well. The production makes it sound clearer and this does keep the ghostly atmosphere. I'd be curious to see how people would compare the two versions.

lyrics

Black dog within my dreams
A grim omen a threat
But that's not how it seems
For she was once my pet
Seeing my grandfather die
The memory of him I bare
And sometimes I wonder why
For I was never there

Hearing the strangest sound
Of chairs across the floor
Furniture is moved around
Knocking behind my door
Walking past the dark wood
A feeling I can't trace
I have never understood
The heat breathed in my face

Chorus:
Are the spirits I conceive
The ones that I knew
(Outside my eye)
Am I out to relieve
The pain that I've been through
(Outside my eye)
Never got to say goodbye
During my time with you
(Outside my eye)
But with you outside my eye
I never needed to
(Outside my eye)

Chorus (2x)

credits

from Hope For Winter, released March 21, 2017
Music: Chris Latta/Brad Mohr
Lyrics: Chris Latta

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