"These Eyes" as written by and Burton Cummings Randy Bachman....
These eyes, cry every night for you
These arms, long to hold you again

The hurtings on me, yeah
I will never be free, no, my baby, no no
You gave a promise to me, yeah
And you broke it, and you broke it, oh no

These eyes watched you bring my world to an end
This heart could not accept and pretend

The hurtings on me, yeah
I will never be free, no, no, no
You took the vow with me, yeah
And you spoke it, and you spoke it, babe

These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you
These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you
These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

These eyes, cry every night for you
These arms, these arms long to hold you, hold you again

These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But their never gonna see another one like I had with you
These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But their never gonna see another one like I had with you
These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But their never gonna see another one like I had with you
These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But their never gonna see another one like I had with you

Baby, baby, baby, baby
Don't ya know these...


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"These Eyes" as written by Randy Bachman Burton Cummings

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    General CommentThe Guess Who is easily one of the most underrated/overlooked bands of the Classic Rock era, in every Classic Rock album there should be 2 or 3 of their songs, These Eyes is a very stong 'love' song.
    My guess is that he just broke up and couldn't stop crying for that girl, and he wrote his feelings and made himself one of the greatest Classic Rock songs of all-time!
    Aweomse song! The Chorus is just too good!
    MookieBomberon September 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song
    <3
    pennylane__on July 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm in the same position as salparadise04. I saw the movie Stay and was like, what is that song they're listening to in the car? I really like it, so I looked it up and found this great song. :)
    Desiderata03on January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHow can you hate Canada? Ah well, not everyone likes Canada. But yeah, this song is obviously (if you've heard the song or read the lyrics) about someone loosing the love of their life, and desperately wanting them back.
    WD40on July 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThere's alot, much alot (like cranking the amp from 10 to 11 alot) to this song than meets these eyes. It's well known the writers went back and forth between naming the song, "these arms" and "these eyes." Why the abrupt change? These arms indicate a teenage premature ejaculation groping, while these eyes delve into the notion of the eyes being the "window of the soul," a transcendent envelopment of space and identity more associated with timeless idealistic love than brutal animal orgasm. From another window, these arms, cry every night for you, and these eyes, long to hold you again, creates yet another dimension, the endless tension between the physical and the symbolic, the creature longing and timelessness of imagination's perpetual eternity. The writer cries that he hurts, that he shall never be free from the hurting, and the source of the hurting is the death the infinite wish, the wish to capture the non-anxious state of childhood omniscience and Egolessness. The world here, of course, is not literal. It is the world of Eden's loss of innocence, world collapse, the war between the objective mind and the timelessness of feelings. Further, that the writer mentions a "vow" can only be interpreted as the groom still waiting at the alter, as Dylan writes, and the sinking understanding the committed other was not honest or authentic, even though it was spoken. The writer implores us to believe he has experienced the loves of Shakespearean templates and archetypes, and therefore he knows the difference between the true love forsaken and the ideal love he must now say goodbye to.
    solaris2013on February 21, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpennylane is on the dot and in the know.
    hamstersgonewildon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou guys should post on more of the awesomeness of the guess who. and this song rocks out...canadia style
    dwfp99on February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Guess Who is awesome.

    I figured they'd either gotten married and she left him, or gotten engaged and she left him. Either way, one of my favorites.
    Acey_Deareston January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, second best canadian band though (RUSH pwns)
    ledhed4everon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsaw the film, Stay, which had short clips of the beginning of this song. Reminds me of how much greater a movie can make a song (in your mind).
    this one comes straight from the heart. fab.
    salparadise04on April 18, 2006   Link

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