"Give Me Your Eyes" as written by Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram....
Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city of lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touch down on the cold black-top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere, why have I never cared

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Step out on the busy street.
See a girl and our eyes meet.
Does her best to smile at me.
To hide what's underneath.
There's a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie.
Too ashamed to tell his wife he's out of work, he's buyin time.
All those people going somewhere, why have I never cared.

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I've been there a million times
A couple million lives
Just moving past me by, I swear I never thought that I was wrong
But I wanna second glance so give me a second chance
To see the way you've seen the people all along

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
That I keep missing
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Give Me Your Eyes" as written by Brandon Heath Jason David Ingram

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentAmazing Song. To me this song is talking about someone is is "awakening". Realizing he should care about everyone. Praying to God to give him His eyes so he can see.
    SwitchingMyFeet1326on November 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song encourages us to ask ourselves one of the most significant questions of all. "Are we blind? Can we see? We are one, Incomplete." as the verve put it in "love is noise". It's the change we can make if we seek the ability to understand and share our hearts with those around us. To see not with our own eyes of judgement, or ego. But to see with the eyes of compassion & hope. I think Brandon Heath succeeded in conveying this message through a brilliant collation of poetic justice. The video complimenting every note, clearly following in an effort to convey a simple truth. At 1:53 the chorus begins as a young lady walks into the street and is faced with her final moment of life. "Give me your eyes for just one second" - "Give me your eyes so I can see" - "Everything that I keep missing" - "Give me your love for humanity" - As if to clearly say that he realized he could have changed the way things were, if only he had truly seen what he had felt. This is backed up in the final seconds of the song at 3:36 when instead of watching the young lady walk away, he instead runs toward her and through the compassion in his heart, and instead of ignoring what he saw - acted - and saved a life. Reminding each of us that we too have the power to change the circumstances that surround us and the lives of those in despair.

    If you haven't seen the video I highly encourage it. As we should all understand and share this message. Every corner you turn, every path you cross, is brimming with the opportunity to make a difference. The change starts with you.

    - Robert Vanleeuwen
    Robert_Vanleeuwenon November 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe line is,'the ones that are far beyond my reach'
    gud work tho.
    purplieon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about looking into other people's heart and relating and supporting them. Its about love, Godly love. He wants to see them the way God does. He wants to see them with compassion and care. We all need to be that way.
    taterkwon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti didn't realize that he was talking about being on a plane (in the beginning) until i saw the video. amazing song.
    noel1228on March 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think hes trying to view the world, asking himself why has hes never cared about anyone else, so saying "give me your eyes" so he can see from other peoples point of view.
    singmeyourlovesongon June 18, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a beautiful song about the singer who sees the pain and suffering around. So he asks God to give him the attrivutes to help people..and he asks God to help him be more like God (as in God's characteristics)..
    DruMMaGrLon April 19, 2011   Link

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