Biffy Clyro: Many of Horror Meaning
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Many of Horror Lyrics
I know you lie.
I trust you all the same-
I don't know why.
'Cause when my back is turned,
My bruises shine.
Our broken fairytale,
So hard to hide.
I still believe,
It's you and me
'till the end of...
anonymous Jan 28th, 2011 1:31pm report
Gilligan's eyes is a reference to gilligans naive viewpoint.
anonymous Jan 11th, 2011 1:18am report
It's about a love hate relationship... Can't live with them, can't live without them.
Sitting in the wishing hole is the place we all go to think things over, he's got gilligan's eye as in gilligan's island, he can only see that things are going ringer better.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2011 1:13am report
This song is about the singer and the violent relationship he had with his father. Very sad song.
anonymous Jan 7th, 2011 1:07pm report
Its not hard to work out the meaning of the song. The best thing about this song is that what hes actually singing about and how people intrepret the song is so different yet it works both ways... All you need to know is the meaning of 2 line in this song and then the all the other lyrics make sense.
"i'll take a bruise, i know your worth it...
When you hit me, hit me hard"
Its so obvious it gets overlooked...
And you get gilligans eyes when you take a hit, its the glazed lost look in your eyes, its a colloquial term...
anonymous Jan 2nd, 2011 1:08pm report
With the gilligans eyes lyric, i always felt it was due to gilligan being stuck on the island, he was always trying ways to get off the the island, and he never lost his hope that he would. Which would go to say that Simon always had the eyes of hope to be happy again on the horizon? Its amazing to see so many different ways people read into the different lyrics, it obviously reflects each persons own life that they've read it that way. I kinda love that.
anonymous Jan 1st, 2011 1:28pm report
Gilligan's eyes, that's part of everyone and every relationship. Where you could kill them but never could. Key words of the song, they meant something to the writer but to they will mean different things, but they will make sense to us all. That's why Gilligans Eyes are perfect words.
Thank you Anonymous......these lyrics have been bugging me and nagging away at me for a couple of days... your interpretation is brave and clear. This is no love song, its called ''Many of Horror'' for a start and the genius of it all is that despite the title and the out of context ''Many of Horror'' repetition in the lyrics, people still think that it is.
I downloaded a copy of the lyrics last night and puzzled over this, I checked out a few web sites to see people's interpretations, watched acoustic set and official video on youtube a few times, but was puzzled.
I became more and more certain that the writer wants to love their partner despite their ill treatment but the writer is distressed and sees clearly that the pain will continue endlessly...just as ''Anon'' says in her review.. the writer is trying to convince themselves hopelessly about the ''end of time''. The thing is I have just had to make the hardest choice, put up with physical assault from my girlfriend, latterly resulting in her arrest and cautioning (twice) and her abusive nature, or decide to let her go and take my little girl with her, I refused the ''Many of Horror'' option and decided I could be a better father with my self esteem and mental health intact. Not sure I'll sleep well tonight but Biffy Clyro have at least kept my mind off things for a while with this clever and sensitive track and made me feel I'm not alone in my situation. Thanks for your review ''Anon''and well done for getting out of it when you did.
anonymous Dec 19th, 2010 12:38pm report
It's about a couple who were very much in love but then broke up. They haven't gotten over each other yet though and the singer really wants to make it work.
No idea on the gilligan's eyes meaning. I guess it has something to do with the gilligan's island TV show who knows.
anonymous Dec 13th, 2010 12:43pm report
there was an episode where gilligan found a lucky stone called the 'eye of the idol' and it entitled him to 3 wishes before the end of the day.
anonymous Dec 12th, 2010 12:13pm report
I feel its a song about a boy having a violent father and no matter what the boy wants his dad to love him.
anonymous Jun 20th, 2010 6:51am report
A suggestion was posted on yahoo a few months ago, claiming the part about "Gilligan's eyes" referred to the character Gilligan, from the 60's sitcom "Gilligan's Island". There is little evidence, but while googling I did find this excerpt of one episode: www.gilligansisle.com/scripts/script69.html
In this script, Gilligan appears to be sleepwalking, judging from the glazed stare on his face. [Try searching the text for "eyes" and you'll find the part I am referring to.] Mr. Howell then says: "Well, he always has that glazed look."
I hope this interpretation is of help!
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