"Angel Eyes" as written by John Hiatt and Frederick G. Koller....
Have you ever had the feeling
That the world's gone and left you behind
Have you ever had the feeling
That you're that close to losing your mind

You look around each corner
Hoping that she's there
You try to play it cool perhaps
Pretend that you don't care

But it doesn't do a bit of good
You got to seek till you find
Are you never unwind

Try to think
That love is not around
Still it's uncomfortably near

My old heart
Ain't gaining no ground
Because my angel eyes ain't here

Angel eyes
That old devil sent
They glow unbearably bright
Need I say
That my love's misspent
Misspent with angel eyes tonight

So drink up all you people
Order anything you see
Have fun you happy people
The drink and the laugh's on me

Pardon me
But I gotta run
The fact's uncomfortably clear
Gotta find
Who's now number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here
Tell me why my angel eyes ain't here
Excusez moi my angel eyes ain't here
Excuse me while I disappear


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"Angel Eyes" as written by John Hiatt Frederick G. Koller

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    General CommentIts a possibility he could be singing about someone, but also mourning the loss and bliss of the innocent and naive eyes with which he saw the world before heartbreak.
    ILuvPhilipon October 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrings to mind the paraphrased Ginsburg we used in our poetry sessions ...
    "Why did you do this?!!!!!" "I did it for the best ... I had a heart condition ..."
    Does.
    sillybunnyon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWritten by Matt Dennis and Earl K. Brent, Sting performed this for the "Leaving Las Vegas" soundtrack.
    sillybunnyon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo shadows on a page
    I listened to the voices that shattered my heart
    Strange prerequisite
    I could harbor resentment
    Till if flew over my head like a dagger

    I had lunch with Peggy
    But I couldn’t eat
    When it came time to order
    All I could say was
    I have to presume I’ve fallen out of favor for some reason.
    She said, even if idiocy seems normal
    And the tiara slips to the side as I call up—say the ghost of Newton
    I’ll take it upon myself anyway—if it will make you happy
    Since somebody has to create a passageway that’s accessible
    So the big ships can pass in the night
    And if I’m not the mermaid sitting on the rocks
    Who is?
    Looks like moi
    I don’t know if what’s inside me can be plundered easily
    Even if you are a stranger
    My feelings persevere like people at a party—who stay too late
    And if I am the hostess who unlocks the door and says hello—well
    So I am
    (She was the long-winded sort and for all that
    she had not responded to my comment …)
    It was so like her
    I’ll walk outside and see her again
    And feel empty or filled with energy
    As if her words had complimented mine
    I guess they did

    Lewis Warsh—Enmeshment and Heirloom—paraphrased
    sillybunnyon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Angel Eyes" breaks my heart
    The man realises he is abandoned and nothing else matters
    Mercedes2007on March 22, 2007   Link

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