The Eyes of Truth

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"The Eyes of Truth"
Enigma - The Eyes of Truth.jpg
Single by Enigma
from the album The Cross of Changes
ReleasedApril 8, 1994
FormatCompact disc, 7", 12"
GenreNew-age, World
LabelVirgin Records/EMI
Songwriter(s)Michael Cretu as Curly M.C.
Producer(s)Michael Cretu
Enigma singles chronology
"Return to Innocence"
"The Eyes of Truth"
"Age of Loneliness"

"The Eyes of Truth" is a 1994 song by the German New age band Enigma. This single was one of Enigma's four singles from its second album, The Cross of Changes. The video for this song was recorded in the rural areas of Nepal.

Similar with "Age of Loneliness", the song featured samples of Mongolian Folk Music (most notably Alsyn Gazryn Zereglee (Алсын газрын зэрэглээ)) and samples taken from Anne Dudley's album Songs from the Victorious City. It also contains samples from U2's song "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)", Peter Gabriel's "Kiss That Frog", NASA retransmissions sampled from "Mare Tranquillitatis" performed by Vangelis, and Genesis' "Dreaming While You Sleep".[1]

In 1999, the song was popularized from its artistic use in the worldwide trailer for the movies The Matrix, and also for The Long Kiss Goodnight. As is the trend for many trailers, the song did not appear in either film or soundtrack.

For the case of The Matrix, the song was sampled for the theatrical trailer release.

Use of the track in software[edit]

This track is used in the PlayStation 3 homebrew multi-tool program multiMAN as background music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Radio Edit – 4:36
  2. Album Version – 7:27
  3. The Götterdämmerung Mix (The Twilight of the Gods) (140 bpm) – 7:17
  4. Dub Version (140 bpm) – 5:34

Chart positions[edit]

  • #21 UK
  • #38 Netherlands
  • #34 Sweden
  • #71 Australia[2][3]


  1. ^ The Cross of Changes (CD liner notes). Enigma. Virgin Records.
  2. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 24 Jul 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

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