"Cover My Eyes" as written by and Eleanor Jackson Benedict Langmaid....
No wonder I'm scared to look in your eyes
You've turned my away so many times
You can take it away at any given moment
It's hard to believe while you're in this disguise

So would you hold me please?
I'm trying hard to breath
I'm just surviving
So would you hold me please?
I'm trying hard to breath
Stop me from crying

When I see you walking with her
I have to cover my eyes
Every time you leave with her
Something inside of me dies

No wonder it hurts to sit by your side
(Turned me away so many times)
There's a different song I can play you tonight
(We don't have to sit here in silence)
We can break the pattern, we can change the color
(It's just a little sacrifice)
You don't need to worry about the others
(It's all in your mind)

So would you hold me please?
I'm trying hard to breath
I'm just surviving
So would you hold me please?
I'm trying hard to breath
Stop me from crying

When I see you walking with her
I have to cover my eyes
Every time you leave with her
Something inside of me dies [repeat 2x]
Something inside me dies

When I see you walking with her
I have to cover my eyes
(cover my eyes, cover my eyes, cover my eyes)
Every time you leave with her
Something inside of me dies
(my eyes) [repeat 2x]


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"Cover My Eyes" as written by Benedict Langmaid Eleanor Jackson

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  • +2
    General CommentHeard a thrity-second clip of this on Popjustice. Actually blew me away. It is pure auditory beauty.
    polkadot.peekabooon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAwesome, very emotional song. Makes you wanna cry your eyes out.
    At least it makes me wanna cry my eyes out.
    As mentioned already, it's about the tough experience of onesided love. The phase, where it's still hurting. Where you know, that there is no possible way for your loved one to fall in love with you. Because he/she is already bound to someone else. However, you can't turn off your feelings just yet. You still catch yourself enjoying to be around your crush. Enjoying the flirting.
    Makes it just worse, whenever you have to realize, that there is no future. It makes you fall. Hard.
    This song just describes that whole feeling oh sooo well.
    Amazing.
    tagraeumerinon August 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is self explanatory really!!

    must say however that it is a really relaxing song and i do genuinely feel sorry her in this song! beautiful melody and structure, and coming from someone who is mainly a indie - rock fan i didnt think i would even like this band but ive been converted!
    azpooon July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove that is not mutual - Possibly one the hardest of things to try and deal with. A truly sad song.
    Cody1989on July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it is actually unrequited love.

    It seems more like she has feelings, the object of her affections has feelings back but doesn't act on them.
    I think it is more about having strong feelings for someone and them liking you back but they can't act on the feelings because they are with someone and worry how others will perceive them if they do leave them for you.

    It's a beautiful song.
    A.Mon June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentliking this, it's not exactly mindblowing but it's a good bit of pop balladry
    tom_omgon June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song totally hit home for me. i'm sure many people can relate to it. it truly is a great piece, two thumbs up for la roux!
    musiclover1234on July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious what this is about, but I'll say what I think anyway.

    Obviously it's unrequited love, she wants to see him, to be with him - but at the same time it hurts too much knowing he'll never feel the same way about her. That's why it hurts to look in his eyes, to see him with someone else. She wants to see him, because she loves him, and seeing him is a high, but she also knows how quickly he can (and will) take that high away from her, when he makes her realise that he'll never feel the same way. And she just wants to be comforted.

    It's a song that we can all relate to. Which I think most of La Roux's songs are.
    wastedbritishyouthon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis makes me cry and Elly did cry multiple times when recording it, it's my favourite song and it has a special meaning to me like most of the songs off the album.



    puddinglover999on December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThis song makes me think of someone that I have feelings for but nothing could possibly ever come out of it. I hate watching that person with someone else but I'm so use to it that i'm numb to it. We have an amazingly strong connection but the longing for something real wasn't mutual. slowly inside something died. annnd life goes on. -- Nicely done La Roux <3<3
    Starrshineon May 24, 2010   Link

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