I don’t know why, but I’ve been stuck on songs about eyes for a few weeks. I think it’s because I heard Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” recently, and then started thinking about other brown eye songs. That got me to thinking about songs about eye color, and then I moved on to general eye songs. [You’re now following the weird pathways in my brain, and if that isn’t scary enough for you to run away right now from your computer, then maybe you are as warped as me.] Whatever, eye songs are a rich area from which to draw, and I’m going to go off on this tangent for a while.
So let’s start with brown eyes. Van Morrison set a high bar, radio tried to ruin it by editing it, but it’s a great song. We all know some brown eyed girl who thinks this song is about her, right? Haha, it's not, sorry ladies! Just kidding, of course. Without further ado, here we go:
I used to be an Old 97’s superfan. I still like them a lot, but was worried that Rhett Miller was going to tell the cops to start tracing me given how many times I saw them. I still love “Big Brown Eyes,” a song they always play live. Check it out:
Do you remember the db’s? They also wrote a great song called “Big Brown Eyes.” I have never seen them live, but it’s a great song. Listen up:
Ok, I’m sure there are more that I will find on brown. But it’s off to Notting Hill for now, and I’ll be back on this theme for a while. If you have a song or two you want me to write about, ping me and I’ll put it in. As for now, I’m off to live my life, and it’s time for you to go and live yours. Be good, kiddos.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.