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Getting My Eyes Done

from Hygge by Ian Evans

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Detailed lyrics and all the references come free, if you download the album. Lyrics below :-) Cheers, Ian E


The Swiss Cottage has a real Swiss Cottage
I’m nervous at 9am and off work for Optimax
I’ve had mine cut, air puffed, tubes stuck
Suction to test their strength and resilience

Tiny circular blades inside the tubes
Paid half by my Mum (after she kindly offered to)
I’ve just moved to London and West Finchley tube
Smell like an oven lighter… Blue strobing. Bright, blue

Destroying air, as the laser cuts in two
My minus eight eyes and tries to make them work new
When it’s over, you’ll sit and keep them shut
Resisting the urge to peek and still scared that it won’t work

I risked it in five and saw a new world
Just like my old glasses eye sight, but still hazy
They let you go out alone to try your eyes
So I crossed the street to the O2 Centre, Finchley Road

The colourful fish in tanks were my first view
I really can see the Waterstone’s and croissants
Full of sand but still soft, as if they move
I must never rub them, so bedtime goggles help too

Getting my eyes done

Getting lead home by new friend Mark Bannon
Such a good friend with whom it all goes so wrong
On check-up day I walk around London sites
An obsession that later fuels so many lyrics
The chandelier in the giant local mosque
Lords Cricket Ground and onto Abbey Road itself
Freud’s old house and Sherlock Holmes’s shop
This is perhaps the first time that I did this

Two days on, I show off new eyes to Karen at Container House
I squint at golden flames. Eyes are perfect, except for at night time


from Hygge, released April 25, 2012
Ian Evans, all instruments and singing


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