Evil Eye

She’s giving me the evil eye
A poison smile
Asking if I will stay
A while
I made a promise to the night
In blood, (In blood)
I signed, (I signed)
The line, (The line)

Giving me the evil eye
I can’t deny
Oh that girl, she’s so damn fine
Divine, so fine
Bound through all space and time
Shivers running down my spine
Giving me the evil eye
She’s mine

Sinister parasite
She occupies
Every little space inside
My mind
Corrupt thoughts here enshrined
So clandestine (So clandestine )
Sublime (Sublime)

Giving me the evil eye
I can’t deny
Oh that girl, she’s so damn fine
Divine, so fine
Bound through all space and time
Shivers running down my spine
Giving me the evil eye
She’s mine

Love is pain and love is blind
You don’t know when you cross that line
Pretty soon you’re intertwined
With this girl
Thunder rolls and lightning strikes
But you don’t know what it’s like
To be all torn up inside
In this world

Giving me the evil eye
I can’t deny
Oh that girl, she’s so damn fine
Divine, so fine
Bound through all space and time
Shivers running down my spine
Giving me the evil eye
She’s mine; all mine
Promised to a valentine
Bound through all space and time
Giving me the evil eye
She’s mine

Song Notes

Debuted live on May 8th, 2003 at the Manchester Apollo. Tim introduced it on stage by saying “This is a song about the sinister side of love”. The track opens with a backward spoken vocal which went played forwards says “She’s giving me the Evil Eye. Suck Satan’s cock.”. Lyrically the song broaches the idea that falling in love is like having a wicked spell put on you. The track was set to be released as the forth single from the album but the planned EP was later scrapped. The band said of the track:

Tim: I’ve written a lot of very idealistic love songs so I wanted to take a different approach this time.

Rick: For my money, “Evil Eye” is gonna be the comeback single. It’s really instantaneous. Once again it’s got that quiet/loud thing going on. Just a real great pop/rock song.