If I Had Eyes

Album: Sleep Through the Static (2007)
Charted: 60 47
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  • If I had eyes in the back of my head
    I would have told you that
    You looked good
    As I walked away

    And if you could've tried to trust the hand that failed
    You would've never been hungry
    But you never really be

    The more of this or less of this or is there any difference
    Or are we just holding onto the things we don't have anymore

    Sometimes time doesn't heal
    No not at all
    Just stand still
    While we fall
    In or out of love again I doubt I'm gonna win you back
    When you got eyes like that
    It won't let me in
    Always looking out

    Lot of people spend their time just floating
    We were victims together but lonely
    You got hungry eyes that just can't look forward
    Can't give them enough but we just can't start over
    Building with bent nails we're
    Falling but holding, I don't wanna take up anymore of your time
    Time time time

    Sometimes time doesn't heal
    No not all
    Just stand still
    While we fall
    In or out of love again I doubt I'm gonna win you back
    When you got eyes like that
    It won't let me in
    Always looking out
    Always lookin'
    Always lookin'
    Always lookin'
    Always looking out Writer/s: Jack Hody Johnson
    Publisher: Bubble Toes Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Fariha from Dhaka, BangladeshWhat I like about this song is that it's a very mature way of portraying a break-up - it doesn't talk about extreme depression or very strong feelings of anger etc. It seems closer to reality.
  • Kat from La, CaI liked the music for "If I Had Eyes" the first time I heard it - when The Tragically Hip wrote it back in 2004.
  • Andrea from Sønderborg, DenmarkWhat does rad mean? I love this. I know I say that about every song I comment on, but it's really true. And I love how his son helped. I bett he's cute.
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