Did your stop beating, when you heard the news,
Of her lies and infidelities in the back room
Our house is something sacred that I burned to the ground
You could see my sins for miles and miles around

You cried more tears, before you turned twenty-four
I can't lose sight of her
I can't say I'd dump her
You cried more tears, before you turned twenty-four
I can't lose sight of her
I can't lose sight of her

Say
I have no intention,
Of living my life this,
Way
Too many games to play,
By casting my curtain the same

It started out as a secret,
That you'd never know
I was sleeping around,
You were sleeping alone
If to make matters worse,
You never heard it from me
You had to hear it from a friend
You had to hear if from a friend

You cried more tears, before you turned twenty-four
I can't lose sight of her
I can't say I'd dump her
You cried more tears, before you turned twenty-four
I can't lose sight of her
I can't lose sight of her

Say
I have no intention,
Of living my life this,
Way
Too many games to play,
By casting my curtain the same

I promised to give you eternity
But you fell before this went down
I feel so insecure, now I need you more
I wish you all the happiness that I could never give you

Goddamn these bright blue eyes,
It's a perfect disguise,
And you're hanging on every word,
I say, what you want to hear,
Before I disappear
I'm hanging from every word [x2]






Lyrics submitted by punkkid6312

Blue Eyes Lyrics as written by Gary Anthony Osborne Elton John

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment"It started out as a secret,
    that you'd never know
    I was sleeping around."
    --This song is definitely about the singer cheating on his girlfriend...and then feeling bad about it.
    ChaChing2308on January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'll start off with some lyric suggestions, because I think they change the meaning of the song a little bit:

    "I can't say I'd dump her" -> "I'd kiss and I'd dump her"
    "By casting my curse, you're the same" -> "My gift and my curse are the same"
    "You'd rather hear it from a friend" -> "You had to hear it from a friend"

    "I promise/To give you eternity/To choose how/The fall, it would sound/Cos' you're insecure"
    -> "I promised to give you eternity, but you fell/Before they were selfish and insecure"
    *I'm not completely sure about the "they" in this one, it could mean his eyes, a pretty common theme in the song.

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    The song starts out with the singer having a conversation with his now deceased wife, possibly asking her if she died because she found out he was cheating on her.

    Next he says he wishes he could rewind to before he and his lover cheated. He would have ended the affair at the first kiss.

    At this point, he figures out that his actions have completely changed the future he invisioned. He blames his blue eyes, calling them his gift and curse -- They help him attract women, but they have now helped him start a secret relationship which eventually loses him his wife.

    He reiterates the fact that he was cheating on her, sleeping in a bed not theirs. He couldn't even face her to tell her what he did, and now he'll never have the chance to apologize to her face.

    At the end of the song, he seems to indicate his wife died from a fall. He then goes on to say how he used to be think only of himself, and now realized what he lost. He hopes she's happy in another life, because he broke her heart in this one.

    Lastly, he describes his lies to cover the affair. She trusted him completely. Now his betrayal makes him feel like his words are strangling him. Because of them, he's responsible for losing the girl he loved.
    perchedonstiltson July 20, 2008   Link

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