These Eyes

Album: Wheatfield Soul (1969)
Charted: 6
  • These Eyes
    These eyes, cry every night for you
    These arms, long to hold you, again
    The hurting's on me yea
    But I will never be free, oh my baby no no

    You gave a promise to me, yea
    And you broke it, you broke it, oh oh

    These eyes, watched you bring my world to an end
    This heart, could not accept and pretend

    The hurting's on me yea
    But I will never be free, no no no
    You took the vow with me yea
    You spoke it, you spoke it
    Babe

    These eyes, are cryin'
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

    These eyes, are crying
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

    These eyes, are crying
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

    These eyes,
    Cry every night for you
    These arms,
    These arms want to hold you, hold you again

    These eyes, are crying
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

    These eyes, are crying
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you
    These eyes, are crying
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

    These eyes, are crying
    These eyes have seen a lot of love,
    But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you
    Baby baby baby?

Comments: 27

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 24, 1969, the Canadian group, the Guess Who, made their U.S. television debut when they performed "These Eyes" on the ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was in it's second of two weeks at #10 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the following week it would peak at #6 {for 1 week} and it spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    In their native Canada it reached #7 {for 2 weeks} on the RPM Singles chart...
    Later in 1969 Jr. Walker and the All-Stars covered "These Eyes"; their version would reached #16 {for 1 week} on the Hot Top 100 on December 21st, and on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart it reached #3...
    Between 1965 and 1975 the Guess Who had twenty-one records on the Hot Top 100 chart; six made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "American Woman" for 3 weeks on May 3rd, 1970.
  • Steve from Whittier, CaGreat song, but where is the link for "No Time"? That was first recorded at RCA NYC for "Canned Wheat" in 1969, then re-emerged as a completely new recording for "America Woman" as recorded at RCA Chicago. "No Time" was one of the biggest hits for the Guess Who and yet its entry still is nowhere to be found.
  • Suzanne from Basking Ridge, NjI adore this song and have it on my iPod....but if it comes on the radio I always stop and listen...I have just alwats loved this gorgeous song.
  • Jim from Frederick, OkI first heard " These Eyes" in 1969 when I was in England, I just love this song. It brings back good memories. This is the best song I have ever heard and will be even after I die.
    Jim, Frederick, Oklahoma
  • Nicole from Plymouth, MaI absolutly heart this song. It reminds me of one of my favorite people :) These Eyes...
  • Mark from Lancaster, Payou dont have the best the guess who song of all time called , no time , come on know would be a good time to add these great great song whats the matter with you people!!!
  • Bill from Methuen, MaJust for the record, Denise is Randy's second wife. Randy started the song in 1966 while waiting for his future wife Lorayne (I believe they were in Regina)and finished the song with Burton at the piano at his (Burton's) mother's house on Bannerman Ave in Winnepeg sometime in 1967.
  • Mike from Great Bend, KsGive me the days when this song first came out kicked butt and I will never ask for more.
  • Lou from Southampton, United KingdomI heard this song once in 1969 I was in a local youth club at the time. It took me 25 years to finaly get a copy and hear it again, its in my top ten favorite songs.
  • Heather from Madrid, SpainI remember first hearing this song ever, my dad got his albums out and we listened to the album and when i heard this song it became my favorite song of all time. I cry every time i listen to it, i love it so much.
  • David from Wilson, NyThis song was originally released on the album Wheatfield Soul
  • Ken from London, CanadaI love this song ,how expressive.And knowing now that Randy had written this song while waiting for his now wife Denise.I often find myself singing and playing this song on my piano for my girlfriend of one month and we know the connection is there.What a great inspiration Randy and Burton your music is to your fans.God bless you both in 2008 and as Burton says Go With The Good Spirits Ken,London Ontario
  • Michael Dorkins from San Fransico, CaI also love this song Ron. I came across it on the film Superbad and have been rinsing it ever since.
  • Rico from Eastern, NcThis was one of the first songs I can ever remember hearing as a child. I was 4 years old...my mom would drive us around town in a 1973 Datsun B210 and play this over and over on the 8-TRACK!!! We didn't have much money and all she had to play was the Guess Who's Greatest Hits and the Eagles' Greatest Hits. It never ceases to amaze me that, even at 36, these songs still evoke such strong emotions in me.
  • Sam from Toronto, CanadaFurthermore about the song, The guys say theu wrote it in about 30 mins at Burtons grandmothers old piano at his Moms house in Winnipeg,Randy had the dum dum -dada da dada and These Arms title , Burton was impressed that the guitar player would actually play those notes to him on piano and they continued writing the song till finished.Burton says onstage , it was the song that changed their lives forever and that nothing was ever the same since These Eyes for the 4 guys from the PEG.Also says it was 30 minutes well spent.latest 3 cds and dvds are out in Canada from sonybmg music- sam@bmfproductions.com
  • Sam from Toronto, CanadaHI im their tour manager , Burton and Randy now have a band called Bachman Cummings and still rock today. Catch them ontour or at officialburtoncummings.com,randybachman.com,officilbachmancummings.com
  • Susana from Havana, OtherI remember hearing this song when I was about 14 yrs old. I have never heard a song since that really describes the feeling of someone who falls in love with someone who they don't really know well....
  • Warrinder from A Town, CanadaThe Guess Who were originally known as The Silverstones, then Chad Allen and the Silverstone, then Chad Allen and the Reflections, then Chad Allan and the Expressions. "Shakin' All Over" was their first #1 and their only one as Chad Allen and the Expressions. It went to #22 in the states.
  • Alan from Grande Prairie, Alberta, CanadaThe Guess Who were originally known as "Chad Allen and the Expressions". They had a big hit in Canada with "Shaking All Over". Have an original copy of that album. Raw but interesting.
  • Mike from Vancouver, CanadaThis song was used as a sample in the Torronto rapper Maestro Fresh Wes's song "Stick to Your Vision" from his album "Built to Last".
  • Derek from Sarnia, CanadaJerry from Somerville...I love The Guess Who but I don't think you can say they are better than The Who...i feel like i'm being unpatriotic here but c'mon The Who are considered by many to be the best rock band ever.
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI've always been fascinated with how they started with a very middle of the road, even schmaltzy song like this (don't worry, I like it!) and then eventually moved on to the hard rock of American Woman. Seems more often it's the other way around, and in fact Burton Cummings did get kinda schmaltzy again in his solo career!
  • Ben from Tucson, AzThe song was a big hit but the original record hasn't been released on CD, has it?
  • Jerry from Somerville, TnThis band is awesome...Comare The Guess Who to The Who..People will say The Who Who?
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScI love this song, too!
  • Aj from Cleveland, GaAs do I, Ron. As do I.
  • Ron from Detroit, MiBoy, I love this song. It's one of my favorite Guess Who songs. I especially love the guitar part. Just hitting those chords and then muting the strings. It sounds so great. Definitely ahead of their time.
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