Single Shot: Eyeoneye

I don’t know what this song is about, at all. To be honest, I’m still not quite sure where I stand on Andrew Bird’s latest effort, Break It Yourself. That said, the namesake of the album, ‘Eyeoneye‘ has been popping into my head at weird times.

Also I’ve been really bad about posting, so this seems as good of a reason as any to get back in the game.

      Eyeoneye - Andrew Bird

You’ve done the impossible now
Took yourself apart
Made yourself invulnerable
No one can break your heart
So you break it yourself

Those lyrics that lead into the first chorus are what really caught my ear. So many songs, in an genre, deal with heartbreak. The notion that you’d voluntarily bring that upon yourself is such a curious idea that I can’t help but try and figure this song out.

I could really use some help for what “eyeoneye” means, other than a neat bit of wordplay if forms, rhyming with “reion-ion-ion-ionize”. Seriously, anyone. Chime in. I need Andrew Bird explained to me.

Andrew Bird – ‘Eyeoneye’