I Saw The Light

Album: Something/Anything? (1972)
Charted: 36 16
  • It was late last night
    I was feeling something wasn't right
    There was not another soul in sight
    Only you, only you
    So we walked along,
    though I knew there was something wrong
    And the feeling hot me oh so strong about you
    Then you gazed up at me and the answer was plain to see
    'Cause I saw the light in your eyes

    Though we had our fling
    I just never would suspect a thing
    'Til that little bell began to ring in my head
    In my head
    But I tried to run,
    though I knew it wouldn't help me none
    'Cause I couldn't ever love no one, or so I said
    But my feelings for you
    were just something I never knew
    'Til I saw the light in your eyes

    But I love you best
    It's not something that I say in jest
    'Cause you're different, girl, from all the rest
    In my eyes
    And I ran out before but I won't do it anymore
    Can't you see the light in my eyes Writer/s: TODD RUNDGREN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 14

  • Sandy from Sydney Australia I heard this song playing in a shop the other day and it took me straight back to 1972 when I first met my now deseased husband. I loved the song then and although I haven’t heard it for years, I still think it’s a great love song. So many memories.
  • Gary from LondonIt's such a beautiful song but it always lands me back in Galway in 1979 as a doomed relationship was playing out its last few miserable scenes
  • Rhino Djanghardt from EnglandI just heard the song as I was driving to work and whacked up the volume. I was so sure it was by George Harrison! The voice and slide guitar playing are so similar to Harrison's. Now I'm going to dust off a Todd Rundgren LP when I get home ...
  • Mark from MichiganI've always called this the quintessential 3 minute love song.
  • Brett from Piketon, OhAlways will remind me of my dad! He played this song when I was little in the car all the time!
  • Brian from Boston, MaI had just assumed that Carol King wrote this for many years but I recently saw on Wikepedia that todd wrote this as an homage to Carol King.It is amazing how much it sounds like something she would write.
  • Sarah from Kennewick, WaOh, I love this song so much. It's so great because it's realistic and I think most people can relate--we've all been burned by love in the past, ran out on love in the past, thought we would never find anyone special...then when you least expect it, here comes this wonderful person! Beautiful song about how love sometimes sneaks up on you.
  • Lee from Huntsville, Alto me the song is about a guy and girl relationship n the guy goes in to it with no emotional expectation but gets a vibe from the girl that there is more to it and he sees it in hers eyes and then eventually she can see the same from his eyes. it's all in the eyes...the window to the soul. a really well written love song
  • John from Andover, KsA great song, and one of Rundgren's best vocal efforts. Really one of the best pop songs of the early 70s.
  • Federico from Mendoza, ArmeniaHello, I live in Argentina. Hce a little time while lead my car I heard in the radio this song and the recollections of my adolescence came suddenly to my head. This ballad was making me dream and always I was sorry that Todd was not very spread then here, being a great musician to sorrow that in Argentina there is listened good music, foreigner and place. put my 17-year-old daughter opposite to the computer and I her did oir Todd's songs and it(he,she) commented! Bark papi that good song! It is magnificent to share music with the children.
    Federico, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Weavil from Wisconsin Rapids, WiTodd also re-did this Bossa Nova style as as the opening TRack for 1997's "With A Twist" http://trconnection.com/lyrics/Title.44.
    One of the first songs with harmony guitars to reach the masses, this number sparked a note in the head of Tom Scholtz who went on to form Boston and fire up harmony guitar lines in almost every song.
    This is also performed by The New Cars with Todd and Elliot Easton intertwining said lines quite nicely.
  • Debra Derr from Dover, NjThis was covered by Hal Ketchum on his 1998 album, "I Saw The Light." It's a straight ahead homage to Todd, with just a little twang. Great cover.
  • Brent from Miami, FlGreat, great song !!!
  • Matt from Atlanta, United StatesTodd Rungren at his very best. My wife doesn't remember this song, so I play it every chance I get on those rare occasions when we're all alone!!!

    Actually, it pretty much sums up my feelings for her when we first met in college. Falling in love was the last thing on my mind, and we had a really rough go at it! I just couldn't fathom going steady, much less falling head over heel's. Clearly, she got the last laugh!!!

    Matt - Atlanta
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