An amazing band of which only a very few truly appreciate.
to really appreciate the music of Bright Eyes you have to feel like when the words are being sung you could've wrote them yourself.
there is no truth, there is only you and what you make the truth.-bright eyes
by brizutus June 19, 2007
A fantastic band fronted by Conor Oberst. A combination of country, folk, and indie. Not emo.
Silly Muffin: Bright Eyes is so emo it hurts.
Studly Muffin: Nay, imbecile.
by The Muffin January 14, 2006
Bright Eyes is a paradox At the same time you think he’s painting a dark world with no hope and, no purpose he cracks the door to understanding letting sunlight shine through. Showing you that its not really the world that is bad, its what you felt had value in that world that was the darkness, but what truly matters is not only beautiful and bright but greater than you could imagine. Wrapping tales of love and loss intertwining them with biblical references, metaphors, and almost every other writing technique available at his disposal.

Listening to bright eyes is like an inside joke its not a matter of that most people couldn’t get the message, its that he keeps his message concealed, so that only those willing to open their eyes and minds will have the joy to laugh with him. With a kind of wink to his intended audience he’s Creating emotion and insight into our own reality with every word he writes, it’s a poetic triumph of humanity, poetry being the natural progression of humanity.

I study every word he utters hoping that it will give me just one more insight into his brilliance, He takes you through the pages of a long ago written story book, turning each page with care being careful to not bend fragile a page. It reads Like a mix of a text book and a sonnet. The true greatness is not what that story says but what it inspires, it leaves words unsaid allowing free thinking, reevaluation, and rebirth. Not only is this story taking you through your own transformation but the story itself is one of Conors own coming to terms with disdain for his life.

He wraps you up in a warm cocoon of a blanket with his grainy, abrasive, yet warm vocals. He creates a sense of comfort just so he can tear that away from you very metaphoric as well, for how he views life and wants you to view it. He makes you question all of your preconceptions about the world around you and how you interact with it. He doesn’t reject the existence of God but questions it, not giving you the answers making you yourself come to your conclusions about what you truly believe.

How Conor makes you feel is impossible to put into one feeling or emotion he forces you to experience everything with him, he uses imagery to an extreme as in the case of Fevers and Mirrors, fevers being symbolic for whatever ails you or oppresses you, the mirror self examination or reflection in whatever form. Scales being symbolic for are attempt to solve our problems quantitatively. It would seem a collage of senselessness, but becomes clearer and clearer as your let in on the joke.

The feelings that he evokes aren’t those of just some angst rocker whose mad at the world or his parents, He is a well spoken brilliant writer who uses the same style as past poets, questioning his surroundings not only to learn more about them, but more about himself because just like a newborn we still learn the most about ourselves when were examining the world around us.
"Bright Eyes Is brilliant"
by Jon Mykel October 14, 2005
An indie folk band formed by musician Conor Oberst of Omaha, Nebraska. It is known and defined for it's sad keys and the raw and emotional vocals of Conor himself. Generally amongst fans he is either hated or revered as a God.
"Oh my gosh, i LOVE Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes! He is such a genius and his lyrics are pure poetry!"
"What, you mean the screechy guy with the guitar from that emo band? He is terrible!"
by Macadamia Marshmallow April 02, 2013
A wonderful band.

Emos and indie kids will one day fight to the death over if they're indie-er or emo-er.
Emo Kid 1: I love Bright Eyes. Conor expresses my pain so well.
Indie Kid 1: Uh, no. Get your emo hands away from that Bright Eyes record.
Emo Kid 1: *starts to cry and calls over his emo backup*
Indie Kid 1: (sarcastically) Aw, emo kid is crying. *Calls his indie backup*
*they start to fight*
Hippie: Let's not let our hatred for each other ruin -
Emos and Indie Kids: Shut up!
* they go back to fighting*

(just for the record, the emo kids are defeated by the indie kids. big time.)
by axel :) April 10, 2008
What you call someone thats caught poking and peeking around in an obviously sneaky fashion. This is a reference to the movie Cool World, where the clerk at the comic shop points out a "bright eyes"
Hey you, Bright eyes over there - You ganna pay for that?
by Ravelikeirave April 04, 2011
Bright Eyes is an absolutely awesome BAND (not just Conor) that manages to put so much emotion and power into every melody they make. Please, dont love them because conor is "sexy" (hes not, hes a drug addicted depressed crybaby) but instead because conor is a genius. The lyircs in these songs are more real then anyhting i've ever heard, and i think thta calls for genius.
Still, many call the band a sell-out, because now 50 million poser-punk emo freekas are all calling conor "the sex" who swear they slit their wrists. instead of being angry at the band, i think real fans should just feel sorry for it. ESPECIALLY because emo kids ruined live shows. no more live shows for me :(
Bright Eyes lyrics: See your breath in the air/ As you climb up the stairs/ To that coffin you call your apartment/ And you sink in your chair/ Brush the snow from your hair/ And drink the cold away

I've got a flask inside my pocket we can share it on the train/ If you promise to stay consciese(sp?) i will try and do the same

How many lights do you see?
by drinkupbabydown_91 December 03, 2005
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