In Your Eyes

love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in your eyes

love, I don’t like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes  ~Peter Gabriel

The light, the heat, in your eyes….the window to the soul.

“In Your Eyes” video from the Secret World Live DVD, 1994  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoEQREKFQG4

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6 thoughts on “In Your Eyes

  1. Great song. Certainly would make a lovely mantra to end or begin the day. ( my take is that he’s not singing to his wife or gf or bff, he’s reaching out to a higher power (which is kinda his bff, lol ))

  2. Ok Paul, when did you get so deep? Kidding:) I know you always have been…I couldn’t agree with you more. I believe Gabriel’s lyrics reach deeper than the eye can see. What better bff than your inner self that connects to the outer universe. Right on, bro!

  3. Yes, they are Rachel! I thought you might be Basil and Maria’s Rachel:) Read your blog post and loved it! I know all the spots you’re talking about…esp know Seattle as I lived there for 4 years. So happy to hear you’re having a great time kickin’ back with Maria, she is the BEST!!! Enjoy….xoxoxo

    • my yoga teacher, who is also one of my best friends, plays an amazing acoustical version of this by another artist during our class, not sure who it is, but you’d love it! will try to find out…one of my favs too!

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