All sunken-eyed and dry and without pigment

from Why? – As a Card Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Whitman’s collected work was “Leaves of Grass” the pages of which would, just as their green namesake, lose their color and become brittle and colorless over time.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “As a Card” by Why? Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box