Lonely Eyes

Album: A.M. (2013)
Charted: 50

Songfacts®:

  • This ballad tells the story of a guy spotting a beautiful girl from across the bar and trying to get her attention. Young sings during the chorus:

    Lonely eyes
    It sure looks like
    You just might
    Be looking for something, for something
    Look at me
    And I think you'll see
    Those lonely eyes don't have to be alone tonight
  • The song was written by Johnny Bulford (Lee Brice's "A Woman Like You"), Laura Veltz (Eli Young Band's "Drunk Last Night") and Jason Matthews (Billy Currington's "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right").
  • The many hours that Chris Young has spent in one of his favorite local bars was one of his reasons for choosing to cut this song. "I've spent my fair share of time at Losers (Bar & Grill) in Nashville," he admitted. "As a songwriter I like to always be observing the world around me because you never know where you'll find inspiration, and I've seen moments like what I sing about in 'Lonely Eyes' go down all the time."

    "I've always said the best song wins," Young added, "and the soaring melody and smart lyrics of this song grabbed me from the first time I heard it."
  • The music video was directed by Adam Rothlein, who also worked on The Avett Brothers' "Another Is Waiting" clip. The visual was shot at The Cannery in Nashville and finds Chris Young performing the song as a beautiful woman looks on.

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