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Alan Parsons Project: Eye In The Sky Meaning

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Song Released: 1982

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Eye In The Sky Lyrics

Don't think sorry's easily said
Don't try turnin' tables instead
You've taken lots of chances before
But I ain't gonna give anymore
Don't ask me
That's how it goes
Cause part of me knows what you're thinkin'

Don't say words you're gonna...


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    Dec 24th, 2016 12:58pm report

    This is about a guy who has tried so hard and for so long to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend that he has finally come to his wits end over her.
    She deceives him, she belittles him, she looks on him with squinty eyes like he is below her in some way, the sun in her eyes. All the time, she has had near complete power over him because of his love for her. He has finally been able to achieve the resolve that is needed for him to break away from her. He feels exaltation from this. Exaltation mixed with sadness, not joy, is this an oxymoron? Regardless, now he is able to see her for what she really is, he now knows who and what she really is. Because of this, he feels like he has the god like power of being the eye in the sky and with this song, he is telling her, with a bit of sadness, that it is over between them.


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    Apr 18th, 2016 4:57pm report

    He is letting her go, because she has been disloyal and dishonest. He will not change his mind.


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    Jan 11th, 2020 1:10pm report

    Intreguing lyrics.

    I believe that the verses are straight-forward: he's fed up with the rows his girlfriend or wife starts:

    "Don't say words you're gonna regret
    Don't let the fire rush to your head
    I've heard the accusation before
    And I ain't gonna take any more".


    The reference to an "accusation" put me on the scent for the meaning of the chorus.

    "I am the eye in the sky
    Looking at you
    I can read your mind
    I am the maker of rules
    Dealing with fools
    I can cheat you blind
    And I don't need to see any more
    To know that
    I can read your mind, I can read your mind"

    The speaker has changed. Who is it? Is it a part of the boyfriend's mind taking flight from the row and looking at her dispassionately, as from above? Yet it can't be the boyfriend. He just said:

    "Cause I ain't gonna live anymore believing
    Some of the lies while all of the signs are deceiving".

    A man bothered about lies isn't suddenly going to tell us he can "cheat you blind".

    So the "I" of the chorus is someone else. He's listening to his girlfriend and realises the words are not part of her personality. She's speaking as if she has the personality of another inside her.

    The "I" is this personality speaking through her eyes, as it looks at the boyfriend.

    Now it becomes easy. The cover shows not only the Egyption Eye of Horus, but the diamond tear under the eye. And the "accuser" is the origin of only one name. The first is the occult symbol for Lucifer - meaning the 'bringer of light'. Hense the light in her eye. And the second means 'devil'. The rows are just a manifestation of something deeper. She's chosen the other side.


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    Dec 7th, 2019 12:28am report

    Pure love does not keep a track record of wrong or right.
    I believe this song is about humanity and that there is an omnipresent being watching over all us ~ GOD
    If you have never been loved how can you ever love in return.
    God knows our thoughts, our dreams, our hopes, our desires ~ God, the 'all seeing eye', knows everything.
    If you find pure love, please don't give up.
    Pure love is divine. It comes back to you when you least expect it.
    If I had my way, I would give up everything to be with the one I love.
    Love sees circumstances from all angles.
    My divine counterpart is with me, everywhere I go.
    They are my heart, my blood and my soul and God has a plan for everyone.
    I believe in LOVE.
    Please do not read into anything because everything is open to misinterpretation.
    Two divine souls are always ONE and nothing can keep them apart.
    I LOVE you.
    You are me.
    I am you.
    There is not one day that goes by, without you being on my mind.
    I wish you Godspeed, my beloved.


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    May 15th, 2019 5:50pm report

    I tend to agree with the all seeing eye of Horus theory.

    Look around you. We have the illuminati, Big Brother and the eye of Horus. And in my opinion, they are all one in the same.


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    Apr 20th, 2019 4:25am report

    I can so easily relate with every word of this song. And if I had to write one song on my relationship with whom I thought was the love of my life and whom I thought loved me more than anything and anyone else, it will be this. It's about the lover coming to know about the truths later on in the relationship and those truths are worth ending the relationship. The girl is crying, but too late. She is in love but he can never believe her now because the eyes which he saw and believed could have never lied were lying. The lies which were said were not unintentional but showed all the signs of deceiving the guy. So now he knows exactly how she thinks and behaves and he knows her in and out. The relationship was not one sided because the guy is strong too when he says he can cheat her blind which means that the guy is not a schmuck or a DH. He was just being faithful. It's a sad ending. He is heartbroken because she acted dumb and now repenting is of no help.


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    Jan 22nd, 2019 1:42am report

    Eye In The Sky by Alan Parsons Project, I listened to the song at youtube early this evening. I listened to this song before in my home country. I liked their classic voice and the melody.

    I think the lyrics is very understandable. The title of this lyrics is also a title of a movie.

    - 2013-2018. 1/1/19-1/21/19


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    Jan 21st, 2019 1:41pm report

    It was the Fall of 1982, and I was deeply in love with a fellow classmate. We were inseparable for a year. Back then I believed in soul mates and he was mine. Something snapped in him around late August, our senior year of medical school. He got some crazy ideas like I was involved with some of my professors, one being his septuagenarian mentor who he believed was going to leave his wife and marry me. He became progressively delusional. Unfortunately no one believed me as he was an honor student from an Ivy League school and I was...well...a distraught young woman. Eye in the Sky was his anthem. He believed he knew things and saw things that others could not. He was the eye in the sky. He felt he was separate from the world. He thought he could read my mind. He was omnipotent and he was dealing with fools. He also decided he wasn't gonna live anymore, so he cheated us blind. He killed himself and left a devastated family and me. The cheat was people presuming his parents failed him and his love had left him. The cheat was he took himself from us. E.T. came out in 1982 also. I felt like E.T. when the space ship left Earth without him. Corny but real. Only he never came back to get me. He interpreted the song for me before he died.


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    Jan 13th, 2019 1:29am report

    This is not a song I like, let alone knew the words to. It's been 'playing' in my head for weeks now. Annoying actually. I didn't know the name of the song, the singer(s) or the lyrics, but the melody kept playing and playing in my head. Hearing it as "elevator" music over the years, I was able to remember a few of the words and googled it. Came right up and I about fell out of my chair. "Something" out there is trying to get my attention. It worked!! God? Aliens? Government? Ex Lover? I know, looney tunes right? This danm song has been like broken record in my head for WEEKS now!! Something strange goin on around here!!


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    Jan 18th, 2018 1:26pm report

    This song makes direct references to the gaming industry ."The eye In The Sky" is a salute to the people who work for casinos to catch cheats. They use binoculars and other devices to "spy" on potential "bad guys". Words like "chances", "turning tables" and "I can cheat you blind" are all words used in a gambling environment. I think that the line "don't think sorry is easily said" probably refers to a cheat who has been caught and is now emotional about an impending state of wretchedness to be brought on by the guys who caught him being naughty.


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    Dec 13th, 2017 12:31pm report

    The eye in the sky was Saturn of antiquity...when it was above the north pole many millennia ago...and Mars was below it.



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    Jun 3rd, 2017 6:38pm report

    All-seeing eye of Horus. Not sure where people get the interpretation that is about a relationship. Read the lyrics carefully, the message is clear, not hidden. Look at the cover of the album.


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    Apr 5th, 2017 4:41am report

    This really gives me a vibe of paranoid schizophrenic, or zelotypia (morbid jealousy). The person tells his partner that he won't believe her lies anymore, and he makes her believe that he really has the power to read her mind, out of fear of being cheated on or lied to, which is typical in these patients. He says don't say words you're gonna regret, it could mean he actually physically abuses her.

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    Sep 20th, 2016 9:14am report

    It's like a form of greater power that knows the truth of your actions and intentions. You can lie and try to deceive others, but this force watching you knows the truth. You've said you would change and attempt to be convincing, however, the force watching over you isn't buying it anymore.


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    Sep 12th, 2016 9:49pm report

    I respect the interpretation of many. However, here is some real information about the "All-Seeing Eye" also know as the Eye of Horus. Many people have heard about the allegations of satanic rituals and followers around the music industry. Well, many proven videos of the same singers of almost all genre accepting that have sold their soul to the devil for fortune and fame have circulated the internet. But for some reason, the viewers and followers of musicians seem to don't care about this. Many songs with double meanings and also played in reverse with hidden satanic revelations have been discovered. And yet, we loved to sing them... This son and the album logo have a correlation to those allegations. But again, many can keep thinking that is about love. And about God. but in reality is about the Satan. Just look for the truth and the truth will find you. here is some socking info for those who want to look for the truth. https://youtu.be/UVt1ESfcR68


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    Jan 11th, 2016 1:55am report

    It is God's advice to forgive and not to take revenge. He knows if your heart is true because he watches and knows all.


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    Jul 5th, 2015 7:39pm report

    It's about a relationship, I have a link that talks about the song to the group and they never mentioned anything about he book or big brother. I have the link here.


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