"I Go Blind" as written by Phil Comparelli, D Neudorf, Brad Merritt and Neil Osborne....
Every time I look at you, I go blind.
Every time I look at you, I go blind.
In the mornin' I get up, and I try to
Feel alive, but I can't.
Every time I look at you, I go blind.
I don't know what it is.
Something in me just won't give me a chance.
I think it's that I feel more confused
By the deal love has shown me.
Little child, did you know that there's a light,
And it's gonna shine right through your eyes.
What do you think that life is like?
Every time I look at you, I go blind.
I go blind
Well some where over there there's a purpose,
There's a care for free
In me there's no body, no one plan,
No one stand to be free.
I think it's that because I have seen all the fuss
And it's no big deal. No big deal.
Hold me, hold me 'cause I want to get higher and higher,
Higher than life.


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"I Go Blind" as written by D Neudorf Brad Merritt

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    General CommentMr. Felber (Dean, the other guitarist)found this on 54-40 album back in '86. they recorded it as a B-side on Cracked rear view, but then it was on the 'Friends' soundtrack, on it took on a life of its own. It's Dean's vocal debut.
    Jacqalineon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I was at their performance at Jubilee Cityfest, and Mr. Rucker (Darius, the lead singer)said that this song is about a guy who hates this girl so much that everytime he sees her, he wishes he couldn't.
    Jacqalineon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have to say.. this is the weakest link to Cracked Rear View. I love Hootie and I've seen them twice, don't get me wrong. I do like the part where they sing, "Hold me, hold me, cause I wanna get higher and higher..."
    Mourningstar74on February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJacqualine, I like the way you copied that nearly word-for-word out of the Scattered, Smothered and Covered booklet. The "life of its own" part caught my eye.
    Bravuraon August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI feel that this song is about a single parent who hates him/her self for failure at romantic love - but sees blinding love in the result - a beautiful child.
    dennis don November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason i think this song is about a drug addict staring at himself in the mirror thinking how his life is shit......and everyone has been telling him that........
    chasemon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy roommate said she thinks this song is about an ugly person (she was kidding...I think). But is most likely blinded by love. I love the line "I think it's that because I have seen all the fuss
    And it's no big deal. No big deal."

    So good.
    ChloeGirldieon March 01, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationCould be about a child, could be about an addict (I can see myself in there sadly), or maybe just about love. That early love when your unsure; like when you can't decide about your girlfriend/boyfriend and that feeling drives you about mad. Or blind, because of the indecision or the uncertainty. "Something in me just won't give me a chance," that line could go with how the person can't get their chance to show their true love.
    Hold me hold cause I wanna get higher is a beg to that girl or guy to reach out to you and love you so you can too.

    Reminds me of my last love. Thinking about that makes me realize the song could be about coming out of love with all the pain and trying to win that love, your woman back.

    Funny, now after writing this I've got the urge to go get my love back.
    Go Hootie.
    Lyleon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI kind of always thought it was about masturbation...he is a non-confident guy who doesn't have the nerve to be with a girl so instead he looks at her picture and does the deed.
    Mermarjoon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt amazes me that no one thinks this song could be about going blind every time they see children suffering in countires that are oppressed. I think that they are saying that they turn a blind eye everytime they see commericals or news reports about these children. It's easier to just pretend it doesn't exist than do something about it. "Little child, did you know that there's a light,
    And it's gonna shine right through your eyes. What do you think that life is like? Every time I look at you, I go blind." I think this represents how these children are so oppressed they don't know there's life outside of just trying to survive, that there's a free world ("somewhere over there theres a purpose there's a care for free, in me there's nobody, no one plans, no one stand to be free") and no one is doing anything about it. I don't think this is limited to opprssed children but also the genereal distruction we are doing to the earth and how there is a lack of care.
    summer2010on February 03, 2010   Link

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