Lazy Eye (5:55)

Cover of Carnavas

From Carnavas and 10 other releases

“Lazy Eye” is the third single from Silversun Pickups’ debut album Carnavas. The band performed the song on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Later With Jools Holland, and Last Call with Carson Daly. The song is a playable track on Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour.

An alternate version of the song, with a length of 7:27, was played on XMU before the shorter version was played on FM and other XM channels. This version was featured on their demo CD (which featured early versions of four tracks).

Music video

The music video for “Lazy Eye” was directed by Suzie Vlcek, who directed the band’s “Kissing Families” video as well as the video for Tegan and Sara’s “The Con”. It was produced by Eric Morgan. The music video is said to be a take on the 1970 Swedish film ‘A Swedish Love Story’.

It takes place in a club, possibly in the 1970s or 1980s judging by the hairstyles and clothing, brimming with teenagers dancing to the song as the band plays live on stage. The video alternates between the band playing, and a young girl with short hair.

The girl notices a boy that shows up, she first ignores him and dances with another guy, notably when the song takes an angrier tone. The boy leaves, and waits outside, talking with friends. The girl eventually leaves the club, and sees him outside waiting, just like she waited for him. This reveals to her that he really does care about her, and they leave in good temper.

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  • Faintaz

    Such an amazing track. The guitar work is brilliant. [2]

    7 Jun 11:10am Reply
  • lzcool

    Very,very nice tune.

    5 Jun 5:06pm Reply
  • wantaway

    nice.

    4 Mar 4:24pm Reply
  • chonifer

    ...but it's not quite right.

    5 Feb 11:42pm Reply
  • solid snake

    Maybe the best song in the Rock History !

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Traumita

    I've been waiting for this moment all my life...

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • indie-n

    Not passing up on a chance to see these guys again, the guilt has followed me ever since...dunce...

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Ferdokki

    Love this song. ♥

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • KoromoAmae

    In love instantly.

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MystiCali44

    Can words describe how much I love this song? So awesome.

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BastiDrahtdurch

    7 Years old wtf..

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • snaH1991

    Playing this on Rock Band used to piss me off quite a bit. Just listening to this, I acutally like it quite a bit.

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • samiskywalker

    They're very cool. Remind me a bit of Smashing Pumpkins with a bit of Sonic Youth, thrown in for good measure.

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • moon_shyne

    This is the worst bar/club/party/whatever-it-is I've ever seen. They dance like bored zombies.

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • kirokage

    I remember when this song came out and what was the name of the girl in the video was the subject of much debate.

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • sixty-forty

    I always thought that the lead singer sounded a bit like Anthony Green

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • emmarican

    sfjasdjfhajsdkfahjsd i haven't listened to the silversun pickups forever and i can't even handle how good they are right now why did i stop listening to them

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • BM128

    Could have sworn it was a female singing! :D

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Luigui9C

    Masterpiece

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Such an amazing track. The guitar work is brilliant.

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
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