Fifteen Classic Songs Featuring Eyes
There have been songs written and performed on nearly every subject matter that you can think of. From time to time here at Gunaxin, we like to put together a playlist that focuses on one such subject or word. Consider us the DJ on your classic rock station trying to come up with a new theme for the mid-day music block, and today’s block topic is Eyes. We’ve put together a list of 15, but there are plenty more. Let us know in the comments section if we missed one of your favorites.
Artist: Eric Carmen
What’s it About?: In a nut shell, this dude’s eyes see what this dude really, really wants. See?
Artist: Hall and Oates
What’s it About?: I really don’t think this song is about actual Private Dicks. Wait. I guess, in a round about way…
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Artist: Crystal Gayle
What’s it About?: “In a 2004 Country Music Television interview, Gayle stated that Leigh wrote the song because his dog had one brown eye and one blue eye.” (Wikipedia)
For Your Eyes Only
Artist: Sheena Easton
What’s it About?: Well, it’s the name of the James Bond flick for which it was written, but it also carries a double entendre of both being overtly sexual and referring to a secret thing.
Eyes Without a Face
Artist: Billy Idol
What’s it About?: The title of the song refers to French director Georges Franju’s movie Les yeux sans visage (1960). (Wikipedia)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
What’s it About?: Really? I think it’s pretty self-explanatory
Betty Davis Eyes
Artist: Kim Carnes
What’s it About?: Well, Betty Davis was pretty well known for having both haunting and calculating (not to mention pretty beautiful) eyes. So, the song is about a woman with said features.
Artist: The Guess Who
What’s it About?: Simply, the song refers to this guy’s eyes, which have seen… well, a lot. Apparently.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Artist: The Platters
What’s it About?: Though not confirmed, I think it’s told through a man’s perspective and the smoke in the eyes is an simple excuse as to why he might be crying.
Artist: The Eagles
What’s it About?: Again, the song itself is an allegory for a cheating woman and her ‘lying eyes’. Yeah. That sounds about right.
Behind Blue Eyes
Artist: The Who
What’s it About?: “Behind Blue Eyes” is sung from the point of view of the main villain of Lifehouse, Jumbo. The lyrics are a first-person lament from Jumbo, who is always angry and full of angst because of all the pressure and temptation that surrounds him, and the song was intended to be his “theme song” had the project been successful.” (Wikipedia)
Artist: The Jeff Healey Band
What’s it About?: It’s a nick name for this cat’s chick, baby.
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist: The Flamingos
What’s it About?: A guy only having eyes for his lady. Isn’t it sweet?
What’s it About?: Let’s just pretend it’s about Absinthe. Because why not.
Brown Eyed Girl
Artist: Van Morrison
What’s it About?: “The song was originally titled “Brown-Skinned Girl,” and was about an interracial relationship. It has been stated that he (Van Morrison) changed the title to make the song more “palatable” for radio stations.” (Wikipedia)