Lazy Eye (Silversun Pickups song)

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"Lazy Eye"
Lazy Eye Silversun Pickups Single.jpg
Single by Silversun Pickups
from the album Carnavas
Released September 16, 2007 (2007-09-16)
Recorded Beer Wine Fish, Echo Park; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California, 2006
Genre Indie rock, dream pop, shoegaze
Length 5:54
Label Dangerbird
Songwriter(s) Brian Aubert, Christopher Guanlao, Joe Lester, Nikki Monninger
Producer(s) Dave Cooley
Silversun Pickups singles chronology
"Well Thought Out Twinkles"
"Lazy Eye"
"Little Lover's So Polite"
"Well Thought Out Twinkles"
"Lazy Eye"
"Little Lover's So Polite"

"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[edit]

The music video for "Lazy Eye" was directed by Suzie Vlcek, who had directed the video for Silversun Pickups' first single, "Kissing Families" as well as the video for Tegan and Sara's "The Con". It was produced by Eric Morgan.
The music video is said to have been inspired by 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.





Chart (2007) Peak
Peru Weekly Chart 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 5
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 2
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 91

Year-end Charts[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
Peru Year-end chart 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 17
Triple J Hottest 100 28


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the television series The O.C., Criminal Minds, and Reaper, the 2008 film Prom Night, a promo for Major League Baseball's 2008 All-Star Game, a video package at the end of FOX's coverage of the 2008 World Series, a video package for CBC's 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, a 2012 New Zealand New World Supermarket advertising campaign and the video games Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Forza Horizon.


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