1-5 Bottomless Eyes


Blue Chilli

Story

Bottomless Eyes was inspired by a story of a woman in Mount Frere, a poor rural South African community, who went to search the rotting rubbish dumps for food every day in order to feed her children. Moreover, she tried to leave very early in the morning before her children wake up so that she did not have to look into their desperate eyes. (2001)

Lyrics

Wide, wide, the sea is wide

Maybe shelter and food are on the other side

Hush now baby please hush now 

The hunger is eating you inside out

But please, hush now baby please hush

Early next morning I will be gone  

To flee from your bottomless eyes


Long, long, the night is long

When will the dark be void of all wrong

Hush now baby please hush now

The fever is shaking your thin little bones

But please, hush now baby please hush

Early next morning I will be gone 

To flee from your bottomless eyes


Far, far, the road is far

To the endless end of dust and tar

Hush now baby please hush now

My body can’t shield you from the cold cutting wind

But please, hush now baby please hush

Early next morning I will be gone 

To flee from your bottomless eyes

 

Tall, tall, the sky is tall

It should be our hope, but hope is too small

Hush now baby please hush now

Your brothers and sisters all look at me empty

With bottomless eyes

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