I love to see the cottonwood blossom
In the early spring
I love to see the message of love
That the bluebird brings

But when I see you walkin' with him
Down along the strand
I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man

I love to see your hair shining
In the long summer's light
I love to watch the stars fill the sky
On a summer night

The music plays you take his hand
I watch how you touch him as you start to dance
And I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man

We struggle here but all our love's in vain
And these eyes that once filled me with your beauty
Now fill me with pain
And the light that once entered here
Is banished from me
And this darkness is all baby that my heart sees

And though the world is filled
With the grace and beauty of God's hand
Oh I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man

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"I Wish I Were Blind" as written by Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentMuch like any of the songs that came out of MOTOWN in the 60's and 70's (I Wish it Would Rain , Just My Imagination), it tells that story of a man longing for a woman he can not have. Whether she was once his girl or not, we do not know. All we know is that his heart is surely breaking.
    rmcd0494on March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs rmcd0494 pointed out, it's basically about a guy who's hung up on a woman he can't have and it's taken all of the good out of life. This song's playing on the same ideas as 'Man's Job'. In that song he's obsessed with a woman who is being taken out by another guy. In both songs he sees them dancing and in both songs all his dreams get brought down. In man's job he sings 'all my illusions slip away'. In this song he sings 'these eyes that once filled me with beauty now fill me with pain'.

    It's a heartbreaking situation to be in - you want someone so bad, you think you're showing them just about all the love anyone can ever want...and they choose someone else. I'm not sure if everyone who's going to read this has been in the same kind of mess but I sure as hell have.
    Nikko86on December 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti can relate to this song very much so it's such a beautiful hertbreaking song,though prefer the version on the plugged cd/dvd
    Vik_Mackeyon June 11, 2008   Link

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