I Can See It In Your Eyes

Album: Business as Usual (1982)
  • Written by Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, this song is about a man who comes to the realization that the relationship with his wife/girlfriend has run its course and that there's no purpose in trying to save it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Hay explained in an interview with Spinner that the song was inspired by a combination of personal experiences. "That song was definitely felt quite personal to me," he said. "It wasn't really about one thing... I mean, the girl that I was going out with, who actually became my first wife, I think some of the song was taken from that relationship. And then some of it was about coming to Australia [from Scotland] – that always seems to feature quite heavily [in my work], that move and that escapade. And there's probably a lot of my mother in there as well. My mother features quite heavily in a lot of my songs."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"They're Playing My Song

Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.

Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)Songwriter Interviews

Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of Leah.

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

When Rock Belonged To MichelobSong Writing

Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.