I found a new music theme from Helen at “This Thing Called Life, One Word At A Time“. I thought I would give it a go, now that I am feeling stronger emotionally. The theme this week is “Seeing”.
I picked “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath because the lyrics are so powerful, and being Sunday I thought a song echoing my faith was appropriate. But you don’t have to be a believer to enjoy these lyrics. They are a cry to see with your heart and not your head.
It is so easy to get into our own heads, dealing with our own trials that we don’t see the world around us. We don’t notice that other people are going through the same or worse.
Take my recent depression, which I am happy to say I feel like I am starting to come out the other side of. It took me being down so low to find out that many of the people I see daily at our dog park are feeling the same way, or have in the past. A dear friend read my blog post on it and called to tell me she has been battling it for years – I never knew.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Give Me Your Eyes
Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city of lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touch down on the cold black-top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere, why have I never cared
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Step out on the busy street.
See a girl and our eyes meet.
Does her best to smile at me.
To hide what’s underneath.
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie.
Too ashamed to tell his wife he’s out of work, he’s buyin time.
All those people going somewhere, why have I never cared.
I’ve been there a million times
A couple million lives
Just moving past me by, I swear I never thought that I was wrong
But I wanna second glance so give me a second chance
To see the way you’ve seen the people all along
Songwriters: Jason David Ingram / Brandon Heath
Give Me Your Eyes lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC