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Eyes Wide Open

Gotye on November 15, 2010 22:26

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    Eyes Wide Open is from the Gotye album Making Mirrors, released August 19, 2011

    Produced by Wally De Backer
    Additional production by Francois Tetaz

    Mixed by Francois Tetaz,
    Assisted by Andy Stewart and Wally at The Mill, Gippsland, VIC

    Drums recorded by Francois Tetaz at Soundpark Studios, Northcote, VIC
    Cellos and bass recorded by Francois Tetaz at Moose Mastering, Richmond, VIC
    Pedal steel guitar recorded by Lachlan Carrick in the loungeroom of Matt Walker's house, Upwey, VIC
    The Winton Musical Fence (designed and constructed by Graeme Leak) recorded by Wally, Winton, QLD
    All other sounds collected, manipulated or recorded by Wally in The Barn, Merricks, VIC

    Performers:
    Whale Cellos: Gareth Skinner
    Poker Bass: Lucas Taranto
    Wasteland pedal steel guitar: Michael Hubbard
    Drums, Winton Musical Fence, sampled sounds,
    lead and backing vocals: Wally

    Mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound, Stanmore, NSW

    Artwork: Wally

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    So this is the end of the story
    Everything we had, everything we did
    Is buried in dust
    And this dust is all that’s left of us

    But only a few ever worried
    Though the signs were clear, they had no idea
    You just get used to living in fear
    Or give up
    When you can’t even picture your future

    We walk the plank with our eyes wide open…

    Some people offered up answers
    We made out like we heard, but they were only words
    They didn’t add up
    To a change in the way we were living

    And the saddest thing-
    Is all of it could have been avoided
    But it was like to stop consuming is to stop being human
    And why would I make a change if you won’t
    We’re all in the same boat, staying afloat
    For the moment

    And we walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we..
    Walk the plank with our eyes wide open

    With our eyes wide open we...
    Walk the plank, we walk the plank

    And that was the end of the story

    Released by: Eleven Music
    Release/catalogue number: ELEVENDIG98
    Release date: Nov 5, 2010
    ISRC: AU-ZS2-10-00033

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