This little terror did not start out with blue eyes. Many times when I paint I will mentally digress from the road, adding or subtracting elements as I progress. Nearing completion, without a title, this song played; Behind Blue Eyes is sung from the point of view of a faux villain named Jumbo. The song is a first-person lament from Jumbo, who is angry and full of angst because of all the pressure and temptation that surrounds him.
“When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile, tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool
If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
If I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat
No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes”
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