Sad Eyes

Album: Robert John (1979)
Charted: 31 1
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  • Looks like it's over, you knew I couldn't stay
    She's comin' home today
    We had a good thing, I'll miss your sweet love
    Why must you look at me that way?
    It's over

    [Chorus]
    Sad eyes, turn the other way
    I don't want to see you cry
    Sad eyes, you knew there'd come a day
    When we would have to say "goodbye"

    Try to remember the magic that we shared
    In time your broken heart will mend
    I never used you, you knew I really cared
    I hate to see it have to end
    But it's over

    [Chorus]

    [Chorus]

    Sad eyes, turn the other way (turn the other way)
    I don't want to see you cry (cry, cry, cry)
    Sad eyes, you knew there'd come a day (he-e-e-ey)
    When we would have to say "goodbye" Writer/s: Neil Sedaka, Philip Cody
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 23

  • Michael Walker from AlabamaWhy do I get 2 people (Robert John and Peter Mcallen as singer of SAD EYES?
  • Tegina from Atlantic CityJust want to know what became of him after 1982
  • Russell from St Louis MoRobert John leads, the backup singers are the icing on the cake.
  • Jenn.b from AustraliaThis song was so apt when my then fiancee left me for another woman I introduced him to in 1979.
  • Liliane Whelan from Ontario Canada Beautiful song , just so nice and meaningful , looked for this song so many times , could not find it ,but now I saved it for a proper time in my life.
    Thank you for letting me listen to the video
  • C.w. from New Castle De Oh wash! The dude had an affair on the sid,u dont know the bad luck story so ! It's a song !!!!!e..duh
  • Julia from SocalThat song has a creepy mean cheating vibe. Kicking his girl out because “she’s coming home”. I like the nostalgia of the song but the lyrics are so bad.
  • Mr. Bill from Los AngelesRobert John did sing lead on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" but it was his remake in 1972, not the Tokens original in 1961.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaSorry Paul but that was not the lead singer for the Tokens who did Lion Sleeps Tonight.
  • Jeff from WisconsinDarlene Love, George Tobin, Edna Wright - are credited for singing background vocals.
  • Tony from San DiegoMike from Norwalk, CT- same thing here. I
    was in Rochester NY in 7th grade.
  • Francis Stack from Repentigny ( Quebec) CanadaI wonder who is part of the chorus in this Beautiful song, some female voices rings a bell to me.
  • Michael from Upton, KyBrings back some GREAT memories. Her name was Gloria, God I miss her. I don't know where she is. I was a SFC in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Ky back then.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 4th 1979, Robert John performed "Sad Eyes" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...Three months earlier on May 13th, 1979 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; and on September 30th, 1979 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} and spent over half-year on the Top 100 {27 weeks}...It reached #10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...Between 1958 and 1980 he had eight Top 100 records; two made the Top 10, his other Top 10 record was "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", it peaked at #3 in 1972...In 1958, using his birth name of Bobby Pedrick, Jr. he entered the Top 100 with "White Bucks and Saddle Shoes", it stayed on the chart for 4 weeks and peaked at #74 {he was 12 years old at the time}.
  • Glen from Cronulla, AustraliaTry to remember the magic that we shared "oh yes, MIDNIGHT BREEZE takes me there!!!! .. In 1980 at Windang, Lake Illawarra.
  • Mike from Norwalk, CtReminds me of Oct. '79. I was in seventh grade back then. I have no great story to tell, just a fab tune!
  • Serenity from San Diego, Cai sang this song over and over when i was preganet at age 20 and the father broke up w/ me to go back to his other kids mom. i guess i should have known they would get back together. oh.. but i have a kick ass honor roll son at a private school son whome my husband adopted :-)
  • Paul from Detroit, MiA great song. I think this is the same guy that sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight back in 1972.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiThis song also takes me back to Kindergarden.It was my favorite song.
  • Derek from Cambridge, New ZealandBeautiful song.... I remember being with my (then) girlfriend overlooking the Manawatu hills with this on the radio....great harmonies.
  • Jennifer from Morrow, GaMy mom still has this album on vinyl !. I haven't seen it in a while. I know where she keeps it though. And I can remember what the cover looks like. At the top, going sideways is his name, and he is sitting kinda in a "laid back" position in what looks to me like a director's chair. I love the song "Sad Eyes" !.
  • Ray from Spring, TxMemories, yes. My girlfriend in college sang along to this song as we rode in my car one day. The next week she broke up with me.
  • Robbie from Whitby, CanadaI agree with Ashley (about damn time), A great tune that brings up lots of memories
    -Robbie, Whitby Ontario
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