"Blue Eyes" as written by and Michael Holbrook Penniman....
Oh, your heart is broken
To your surprise
You're sick of crying
For blue eyes
So tired of living
Misunderstood
Think hard woman
I think you should

Come, sorrow is so peculiar
It comes in a day, then it'll never leave you
You take a pill, wonder if it will fix you
They wonder why sorrow has never left you

I'm talkin' bout blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter, matter
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter matter
So blind, so blind
What's the matter, matter
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter with you?

Oh, your heart got broken
On the underground
Go find your spirit
In a lost and found
Oh I've been watching
How you behave
Not much like a lover
More like a slave

Come, sorrow is so peculiar
It comes in a day, then it'll never leave you
You take a pill, wonder if it will fix you
They wonder why sorrow has never left you

I'm talkin' bout blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter, matter
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter matter
So blind, so blind
What's the matter, matter
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter with

Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter matter
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter matter
So blind, so blind
What's the matter, matter
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What's the matter with you?
What's the matter with you?
What's the matter with you?


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"Blue Eyes" as written by Michael Holbrook Penniman

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  • +4
    General CommentI think it's about depression. "blue eyes" is like sad eyes, not necessarily a blue eyed man.
    "you take a pill wondering if it will fix you, then wonder why sorry has never left you"
    anti depressants not working?

    "I've been watching how you behave, not much like a lover, more like a slave."
    He's noticing because her behavior is out of the ordinary, and he has to notice, he's not just watching cause he wants. Being sad over a broken heart is normal...that line differentiates it between normal breakup sadness and depression.

    its actually a beautiful song, and nails ithe feeling perfectly. I love the guitar in the beginning also.
    MRS_A-Zon October 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about a person who is always getting hurt, heart broken. Taking pills, thinking it will help the pain go away. Sorrow keeps coming back.
    sunshinelafoyon May 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnoticed that "think hard women" sounds like finger a women, maybe the heartbroken women 'turned' lesbian to make her old bofo jealous
    bradzrules7on June 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is either about a troubled, heartbroken girl who is constantly hurt by but, still wants to be with a particular person who happens to have blue eyes. She continues to cry sorrowfully, take pills, and pick herself up because of this blue-eyed lover.
    OR this girl is feeling inadequate and wishes herself to be better for her lover. She is crying, wishing she was different (had blue eyes perhaps?) to accommodate for her insecurities.
    fhqwhgadson October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it "your heart got broken on the underground"?
    I love how if you don't listen properly this sounds like a fun, upbeat kind of song but when you find out the words it's actually quite clever and beautiful.
    dizzyjarvison January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that this song is about someone who takes medication for depression and expects it to fix her. but really you can't do that, because if you don't face your problems they'll never go away.

    I'm talkin' bout blue eyes, blue eyes
    What's the matter, matter
    Blue eyes, blue eyes
    What's the matter matter
    so blind, so blind
    What's the matter, matter
    Blue eyes, blue eyes
    What's the matter with you?

    i think this means that he's saying you can't see clearly through eyes clouded with sorrow. i could go more in-depth, i guess.......
    gruteron April 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnoticed that "think hard women" sounds like finger a women, maybe the heartbroken women 'turned' lesbian to make her old bofo jealous
    bradzrules7on June 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI watched an interview with Mika about this song and he said it's literally about a woman who loses her heart on the London underground rail system. He said they have a lost and found bucket for everything - a couple full of dentures even - so the woman
    tlv13wedon December 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's the interview/explanation:

    youtube.com/…
    0sm0sison July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really thought "think hard woman" actually said "finger a woman" im disappointed now.
    imaginarybeingon July 24, 2012   Link

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