"Eyes Like Glue" as written by and John Cooley....
I see you watching me--your eyes are just like glue
Stuck like glue to every foolish thing I say and do
There's a safer distance still not out of touch
If daddy's quiet, it probably means he's thinking way too much

Someday you'll be a man--you'll have a big old brain
You won't need it, but you'll try to use it just the same
But it's like any house lonely people roam around
Wasted empty space, a maze with only one way out

Nobody ever told me half the things I'm telling you
Even if they had, I'd have had the same look that you do
Sometimes you think it and you want to hear it said out loud
If no one else does, then it's up to you to shout it out

You'll want to do it all and you'll believe you can
But when the best that you can do becomes all you can stand
You'll know you're just a man when you feel all the weight press down
Next time you're watching me, remember that's all I am now

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"Eyes Like Glue" as written by John Cooley


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    General CommentIt sounds like a song written from a father to a son. It's beautiful.
    omnivoreronon October 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm a Dad to a young one, and I'm sure any other Dad out there could tell you how accurate this is to how you feel so inadequate, so imperfect in comparison to the blank slate in front of you. Very moving song.
    Jaydoton March 12, 2012   Link

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