Monday, April 02, 2007

"In Your Eyes"

PETER GABRIEL LYRICS

love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in your eyes

love, I don't like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes

I always thought that there is absolutely no one you could sing this to but Jesus. But I guess Peter wrote this to a woman. Yet for a long time after I reaffirmed my relationship to Christ I sang this song to Jesus and whenever I hear this played I still think of this as the perfect praise to Him. I introduced this to a group of middle and high school kids in church once. This is one of my all-time favorite songs.

3 comments:

Scott Bonnell said...

Yes a GREAT song!

Kim and Chris said...

Thanks for sharing these lyrics. I always liked this song, but was surprised when I heard a remake recently on a Christian radio station. Reading the words, though, it makes sense.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Kim and Chris - good to hear from you!