Metallica: Eye Of The Beholder Meaning
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Song Released: 1988
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Eye Of The Beholder Lyrics
Truth is an offence
You silence for your confidence
Do you hear what I hear?
Doors are sliding shut
Limit your imagination, keep you where they must
Do you feel what I feel?
Who decides what...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:
I believe this song possibly deals with one or two more things. One is perhaps about governments or an elite group of some sort pulling the wool over the citizens' eyes, assuring them that they're free to do what they please and should be happy that way, when their freedoms are actually very restricted...
"Doesn't matter what you see
Or into it what you read
You can do it your own way
If it's done how I say"
... And about how your true freedom is decided by "Your money and your wealth."
It could also be about how freedom for one sometimes hurts another. The following:
"Freedom of choice
Choice is made for you my friend"
Could be a reference to abortion, though highly unlikely; about how the choice of the mother can be harmful to the child, saying its choice of whether or not it would like to live is made for it. There's a slight chance this could be possible because Metallica has been thought of as being pro-life, such as when Hetfield says "Infanticide" in Harvester of Sorrow. Though this hasn't really been confirmed.
One more note: Please, no abortion arguments. I'm not personally pro-life. I'm just giving a possible interpretation of a song, not trying to make a political statement on abortion.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 14th 2006 report
The first one is right or at least closer .. It is about gov..
you can do it your own way
if it's done how I say
freedom of choice
choice is made for you my friend
freedom of speech
speech is words that they will bend
freedom with their exception
anonymous Jun 1st 2020 report
Of course it's about the government. You can translate almost every song on the album to something about the government. Hence "and justice for all".
anonymous Nov 20th 2015 report
I believe that it is a prophecy, which has became reality.
It predicts political correctness in America, like we see now.
anonymous Aug 11th 2006 report
It talks about how life can be preceived in different ways because different personalities see things in different ways. It all depends on the "eye of the beholder".
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
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