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With You In My Eyes

Written for Tina Jacobowitz to whom I was married in the mid-80s. Many of my songs are written when relationships have gone sour, this one was before the relationship started in an attempt to get it to start. I have to think it helped make that happen (although the result of that, at least for Tina, was not felicitous). I intended the song to be somewhat light in tone with a lot of wordplay and some humor. But when a friend who had never heard the song read the lyrics she commented on how beautiful they were. Not sure about that, but clearly no matter how lightly I intended to treat the song, my deeper feelings came through. (In the spirit of full disclosure, I don’t drink, but I liked the image and the rhymes)

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Lyrics

With You In My Eyes

I’ve been thinking ‘bout the drinking

I’ve been doing lately

I ain’t used to all this booze

It hits me too ornately

At first I’m just a bum in a chair

Brooding ‘bout my latest affair

But soon as I complete another margarita

I notice that you’re standing there

You’ll never know how many times a day you come to my eyes

You won’t believe the different places you materialize

I hear the ringing of my telephone

And though it’s never you, at least I’m not alone

I play an old song in a different key

And just as suddenly there’s harmony

You can’t imagine all the dreams I visualize

With you in my eyes, with you in my eyes

People pry ask why am I

So lost in this obsession

They’re afraid this masquerade

Will lead me to depression

I guess it’s just a matter of taste

But look at all the time that they waste

Don’t they ever notice my eyes are out of focus

Just looking at a different face

You’ll never know how many times a day you come to my eyes

You won’t believe the different places you materialize

Friends all lend me their analysis

But they just seem to miss the point somehow

I don’t think that they could ever guess

The kind of woman I am seeing now

You can’t imagine all the dreams I visualize

With you in my eyes, with you in my eyes

I can see through my unruly mind when you are in my eyes

I can see that I am truly blind when you are in my eyes

It’s just this feeling of uncertainty

Not know if you’re there that should be hurting me

But I don’t seem to care, ‘cause you’re exactly where

My whole damn future lies, in my eyes

You’ll never know how many times a day you come to my eyes

You won’t believe the different places you materialize

It’s certainly not a flight of fantasy

It’s just the way that you appear to me

I’d like to hold you in my arms tonight

And if the light is right, I just might

You can’t imagine all the dreams I visualize

With you in my eyes, with you in my eyes.

2018-10-29T18:52:53+00:00