You Have your mothers eyes

You Have your mothers eyes

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This is the most personal song i have done so far this yearI have to admit this was true once. After losing my wife to illness when my children were young. Seeing them grow into her likeness was incredibly bittersweet. It was a long time ago now and life has been good to me in many ways but i remember that feeling well. i could probably sing it better but really only had one take in me. stripped down just me and the piano - with a tweak on vocals

Lyrics: 

You are more beautiful each day.
I wish I could tell you why
I see it in every way
I see it in your eye

I Just don’t want to remind you
Its really just so hard
You have to understand
Why I stay on my guard

I often know what you are thinking
I don’t want to tell no lies
I know it wont give you comfort
Saying you have your mother eyes

I see it when I look at you
It tears at my very soul
It reminds me every time
That I am never whole

I try and see the positive
Memories can be so good
But it hurts when I see you smile
Don’t want to be misunderstood

I often know what you are thinking
I don’t want to tell no lies
I know it wont give you comfort
Saying you have your mother eyes

you’d think it would be easier now
mountains we have climbed
But I can tell you now for sure
It still gets worse each time

I know others all see it now
But they all say nothing at all
The only way that that I stay sane
Is my dose of alcohol

I often know what you are thinking
I don’t want to tell no lies
I know it wont give you comfort
Saying you have your mother eyes



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3tdoan's picture

Maybe I teared up a little. I'm sorry for your loss mate, even if it was a long time ago. Straight from - and to - the heart. The piano is beautifully played as well.

billwhite51's picture

your vocals are perfect. it sounds like you are singing directly to your children. it is such a sad story,,,for everyone..but the expression of sadness often evokes the beauty that the lost one has given you. your lyrics are impeccable. and the piano stately in its sorrow.

colgoo's picture

What a poignant story! It reminds me of the “Hazel Eyes” song from “The Secret Garden” musical. I tear up with that song....and I have hazel eyes so it is a special song to me.

My older sister died in a tragic accident when I was 18 months old. I always appreciated the rare moments when my mother would share stories of her. Especially when I was little, I felt the strong grief in the way my mother would watch after me. To have it voiced was sad, but also healing.

I’ve found that putting my grief into song form helps me in my recovery. Perhaps you will find that this is a song you will want to practice and perform for your kids someday. Or, maybe not.....

The melancholy of your lyrics is matched in your piano and vocals. Great work!