"I'm Making Eyes at You" as written by Reginald Youngblood, Owen Holmes, Kevin Snow, Dawn Watley and Ali Youngblood....
We both know you'll only throw it away,
But if you must have a go, fine, ok!
If you must have a go, then go away!

I'm making eyes at you,
I've been making these eyes now, making these eyes since '82.
I've making them green and gray and brown and delta blue.
I'm reciting the mantra, but I can't tell you,
because you're missing me, thats all you'll ever be.

Please don't, please don't speak.
Last night has no doubts.
In between the dreams.
Even as we speak.

You're missing me, you're not missing much,
You're sleepy panda eyes, those dangerous thighs you dare to touch.
You are the wildest one, but you're the one I want.
I'm making eyes at you, that's all I ever do.

Please don't, please don't speak.
Last night has no doubts.
In between the dreams.
Even as we speak.

So you want my affection?
We both know you'll only throw it away,
But if you must have a go, fine, ok!
If you must have a go, then go away!

Please don't, please don't speak.
Last night has no doubts.
In between the dreams.
Even as we speak.


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"I'm Making Eyes at You" as written by Dawn Watley Ali Youngblood

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  • +1
    General CommentBest song on album. I love this all references to buddhism on this album.
    Gwalynon July 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song grew on me the more i listened to it. it feels like sitting in a crowded bar across from someone you used to date, or maybe you have a secret relationship that no one else knows about, and you're just making eyes at each other, smiling and saying everything without saying a word. he asks her not to speak because things are better when they aren't talking or dancing. i love that feeling.
    mikion December 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is what I get from the song and how it relates to me:

    This song is about admiring someone you don't know well but you see often (ex. work, school, passing by) and you think they are wonderful/amazing/beautiful. However, you never attempt to talk to them because you realize this image you have built up for them is unrealistic and something they could never live up to, so instead you just pretend like it is true and keep admiring them from a far.
    theworm1212on April 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo this is the best song on the album.
    I love right before the 2nd chorus when he says:

    "I'm making eyes at you
    That's all I ever do"

    Great song, awesome album--new favorite band at the moment!!
    Jenny92786on November 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionis it just me or does this song sound a little like eyes without a face by billy idol

    the way his voice is
    and the chorus with the backup vocals
    and it also has "eyes" in the title

    maybe i'm just being dumb
    that was just my first impression of the song
    Bah!on November 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about one of those unattainable crushes, where the whole fun of it is that nothing will ever come of it. He doesn't want to speak to her, because then he'll know the real her instead of the idea of her that he's come up with.
    "Oh please don't, please don't speak
    You'll kill the mystique"
    miss.paion July 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm surprised this doesn't have more comments. i think it's one of the best songs on the album. it's one of my favorites at least
    chibigirl77on August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is really being into a very attractive slag, I think the first verse shows uncertainty about it all.

    "So you want my affection
    We both know you'll only throw it away
    But if you must have a go, fine, okay
    If you must have a go, then go away"
    -So you want my affection to make yourself feel better, it's not like you would actually appreciate it but fine whatever I'll give it to you, nevermind just go away I don't really want this.

    "I'm making eyes at you
    I've been making these eyes now, making these eyes since '82
    I've been making them green and grey and brown and delta blues
    I'm reciting a mantra but I can't tell you cos you're missing to me
    That's all you'll ever be"
    -Making eyes, I think we all know what that means, reciting a mantra possibly repeating to himself how much he wants her but he can't tell her because she's not his (cos you're missing to me), and she never will be (that's all you'll ever be)

    You are missing to me
    And I am missing much
    Your sleepy panda eyes, those dangerous thighs, your dirty touch
    You are the wildest one
    But you're the one that I want
    I'm making eyes at you
    That's all I ever do
    -I don't have you, and I know I'm missing out, panda eyes as in when eyeliner smudges,wildest one as in she sleeps around and is carefree but he still wants her, but all he does is make eyes at her.

    "Oh please don't, please don't speak
    You'll kill the mystique
    Oh baby let's not, let's not dance
    We'll ruin our chances
    Oh, in between the drinks
    I can't help but think that
    Even as we speak
    We kill the mystique"
    -Don't speak because it'll make it obvious I don't have you and if they talk, it ruins the fake relationship like atmosphere of casual sex.
    Sarenaon August 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about wanting someone, but not wanting to know them. It is all based on attraction and sexual need. It is nothing to do with wanting a relationship, rather than someone to play with.
    QueenThinksALoton November 12, 2009   Link

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