Have you ever noticed how often eyes are referenced in the lyrics or titles of songs? How many of these songs do you recognize?
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
My Mother’s Eyes by Bette Midler
Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
The eyes are mentioned throughout pop culture, in art, in media, in poetry, and in music. This is true regardless of the genre.
There are a multitude of references to the eyes in literature as well. An Old English Proverb states, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” This also happens to be one of many references to the eyes used by William Shakespeare in his masterpiece works. One of my favorite “eye quotes” is “The eyes have one language everywhere.” by George Herbert (1651).
Next time you have your radio on, listening to your iPod, or remembering an oldie but goodie, listen carefully to the lyrics. You never know what you might learn about the artist’s view of the world through his or her eyes.