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Tune Tuesday: “Behind Blue Eyes” by Limp Bizkit

Every Tuesday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Tune Tuesday where we share a song that relates to The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices. This week’s song is "Behind Blue Eyes," by Limp Bizkit, which is a cover of The Who. I saw this song thrown around on Tumblr and it is absolutely the perfect song to describe our troubled Will Herondale. The title alone is perfection. And because I couldn't resist, here's a Will and Tessa teaser from Clockwork Prince, which I think does a nice job of encompassing a lot of aspects from the song. Beware: slight spoiler.

She turned her face quickly, and his lips brushed her cheek instead of her mouth. He drew back, and she saw his blue eyes open, startled–and hurt. “No,” she said. “No, I don’t know that, Will.” She dropped her voice. “You have made it very clear,”she said, “what kind of use you have for me. You think I am a toy for your amusements. You should not have come in here; it is not proper.”

He dropped his hands. “You called out–“

“Not for you.”

He was silent except for his ragged breathing.

-Clockwork Prince, page 115

Behind Blue Eyes by Limp Bizkit (Originally: The Who)

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
And no one knows
What it’s like to be hated
To be fated to telling only lies

But my dreams they aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free

No one knows what its like
To feel these feelings
Like i do, and i blame you!
No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through


Discover l.i.m.p. say it [x4]
No one knows what its like
To be mistreated, to be defeated
Behind blue eyes
No one knows how to say
That they’re sorry and don’t worry
I’m not telling lies


No one knows what its like
To be the bad man, to be the sad man
Behind blue eyes.

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5 Comments on Tune Tuesday: “Behind Blue Eyes” by Limp Bizkit

  1. oh my god my will D:: in a way i dread clockwork prince because of how everyone says its a jem book, but i still want it like i’ve never wanted anything else. will ):

  2. What a perfectly appropriate song for poor Will! 😦
    He truly is such a sad, troubled soul….And he is beautiful on the inside, I just know he is! Some of the most loving, tortured and sad individuals tend to hide behind the hard armour. ❤

  3. O My poor Will. He loves Tessa, like freaking in love with her-I just know it- but never got a chance to express it well to her. *sigh* Your time will come, Will. Just, I know it’s hard, be patient. 😦

  4. Go away Will
    Tessa is Jem’s

  5. I hate this teaser. Hate it. Because, oh god, it hurts 😥 I don’t want Will hurt. At all 😦 And now Tessa is hurting him.. I won’t ever like that. EVER.

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