Close Your Eyes
by Grey Eye Glances


From the CD

"A Little Voodoo"
Sojourn Hills Records, 2002


 GEG at Borders in Baileys Crossroads, VA
Grey Eye Glances at Borders
Baileys Crossroads, VA. November, 2002
 


One of the "claims to fame" that Grey Eye Glances can make is that of having invented the Borders Bookstore Tour.

Billboard Magazine wrote a feature story about this novel approach to touring in 1997. When the band formed in 1992, the keyboard player, Dwayne Keith was working at Borders in Marlton, NJ. At that time Borders was pretty much was known for bringing in harpists, violinists and other classical musicians. Dwayne convinced them to let GEG (Sojourn, in those days - but that is a different story) play a show in the espresso bar. Since then GEG has played literally hundreds of Borders shows. You also see the likes of Sting, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, as well as many others playing at Borders.


 
Music and Lyrics: D. Keith
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Dwayne came up with the idea for Close Your Eyes while he was hanging out in an internet chat room. No... not that kind of chat room. It was an Ayn Rand chat room. That's what comes from spending so much time in so many Borders bookstores. (See the bottom of this page for more on that.)

Close Your Eyes explores what a relationship might be like between two people: one selfish, one not, the likes of which would be found in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.


a twinkle in my eye can make you shudder
a ‘how long has it been?’ can make you tense
you know i’m always glad to be another
and i like to keep you in suspense
and i tried to tell you this all along
i hope you’re listening i really do
you never saw anything was wrong
you only did what you had to do
close your eyes we are buildings
we’re so amazing
close your eyes we are movement
we’re awe-inspiring
dreams left in shadows
dreams left alone
a smile that will start to make you nervous
a gesture that will start your heart to race
a feeling when you find yourself left breathless
by a step you’re destined to retrace
but i tried to tell you this all along

i hope you’re laughing, i really do
close your eyes we are buildings
we’re so amazing
close your eyes we are movement
we’re awe-inspiring
dreams left in shadows
dreams left alone
close your eyes we are buildings
we’re so amazing
close your eyes we are movement
we’re awe-inspiring
dreams left in shadows
close your eyes we are buildings
we’re so amazing
close your eyes we are movement
for your amusement
dreams left in laughter
dreams left alone