Measure These Things by Your Eyes
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'Measure These Things by Your Eyes'
From the golden vault. Live has to be one of my all time favorite bands. Also this tree makes me want to travel to a place I've always wanted to go, replace the water with the wide open countryside and see if you can work out where I'm talking about.
- Canon 50D.
- ISO 100, f9, 1/30, 10mm.
- Sigma 10-20mm.
- Cokin p121 Medium Grad.
- Saturation and Contrast in Photoshop 6.0 and Lightroom 2.2.
Song: I Alone
"I Alone" is the second single from Live's album, Throwing Copper. The single was released to radio stations in the United States, but was only released commercially overseas. It reached #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and #5 on the Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay chart.
The song's meaning has been theorized upon by many fans, yet little regarding it has been commented upon by the band. Ed Kowalczyk explained that "People think 'I Alone' is a love song but it really wasn't. The lyrics were more abstract, encompassing a much larger message."
Commenting on the line "the greatest of teachers won't hesitate," Ed Kowalczyk replaced 'you' with 'me': "to leave us or me there by myself chained to fate." He continued by saying that a profound lesson he derived from studying Christian teachings was that religion and truth must be found for oneself and practiced, instead of just taking others' word for it or the learner remains separate from the teacher, "then you really are left [alone] by yourself."
Live performed "I Alone" at the Woodstock '99 festival on July 23, 1999 in Rome, New York.
The song was also featured on an episode of Beavis and Butthead entitled "Oil Change," where the drummer was determined to be a "butt-munch" because he did not bring his drums to the video shoot.