Hollow Eyes

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We actually wrote the bones of this song many years ago, when we were in a full band. But when working on this EP we reimagined it, transforming the structure but retaining the basic melody line and a few of the lyrics.

The song describes the protagonist bursting into their shared home expecting to find his girlfriend's lover there. However he's met with only more clues (the man's name 'written out in pencil') and the blank but beautiful face of his girlfriend, who is slowly falling from his grasp. The song ends with a near desperate plea that he can't share her.

lyrics

I came in like a lighthouse, dreaming of the sea
Written out in pencil, just some man's name
I take off your sunglasses, see your hollow eyes
Hollow looks so pretty in the middle of the night
I take off your sunglasses, see your hollow eyes
See your hollow eyes

I go to sleep without you, scratch at the back door
Turn the bedroom light on, you are stood there
I take off your sunglasses, see your hollow eyes
Hollow looks so pretty in the middle of the night
I take off your sunglasses, see your hollow eyes
See your hollow eyes

I'm on a boat, I cannot float with you
Unless it's you and just you
What's his name, the flame lit inside your eyes?
Hollow eyes, hollow eyes

credits

from Everything Was Blurred EP, released April 14, 2014

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Low Duo Sheffield, UK

Two brothers from Sheffield UK who write ambitious alternative pop music with just one guitar & one voice.

Since forming in 2010 they've been Guardian 'new band of the day', recorded a live session for Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music & had support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, XFM & Drowned in Sound, and now secured a sync deal with The Suicide Girls franchise.

Low Duo release EP 6 in 2016
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