Song: “Closing My Eyes”

Done with my band The Lucies. Woh!! Teenage – or rather, early twenties, angst. There was half an hour at the end of a long recording session so we quickly did this – and kept it, sandpaper throat, microphone pops and all, due to our being out of time and money. It was a staple of the live set, the rest of the band nicknaming the song “One for the ladies” due to its popularity with the girls in the audience.

Shez on bass, Bruce on guitar and overdubbed lead guitar, Andy Cope on moral support.

My heart is telling me lies again. I’m closing my eyes to them.
I’m closing my eyes.
My brain is talking good sense again. It’s advice that I’ll reject again.
I’m closing my eyes.

I feel pretty good inside. I’m gonna try to do it right this time.
Gonna try not to hide.

I know that I don’t know you well, but even so I can tell
that with you I could feel free.
And yet, I cannot speak to you about what I think of you
and what you’ll take from me.

I feel pretty good this time. I’m gonna try to do it right for you.
I’m gonna try not to hide.

My heart is intent on hurting me. My good sense is deserting me.
I’m closing my eyes.
My eyes are always deceiving me, my rationality is leaving me.
So I’m closing my eyes.

Sometimes I think I’m too shy; I’m closing my eyes.

Words / music © Bruce Lawson, all rights reserved

3 Responses to “ Song: “Closing My Eyes” ”

Comment by Roo

I just stumble onto your page…I was actually googling (is that a word?) on suggestions on how to close a letter…and I wanted to let you know that your song just touch me. I haven’t had that happen in while. Thank you!

You mention something about early twenties angst; being on the backside of thirties (fast approaching 40) I can tell you this song is appropriate for all ages. I have bookmarked your site and planning on returning to it when I have more time.

The verse…

I know that I don’t know you well, but even so I can tell that with you I could feel free.
And yet, I cannot speak to you about what I think of you and what you’ll take from me.

…is so poetic.

I wish you the best of luck.

Not knowing how to close a letter (that’s why I was surfing the net for suggestions) I’m just going to end this…

TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)

Roo

Comment by Angela

lol, I actually found this the same way as Roo, and just wanted to let you know that I really liked the song. It’s very pretty. ^_^

Comment by Nesrin

dinliyorum….çok çok güzel… ve beni çok eskilere götürdü.. seninle duygularımı paylaşmak istedim… iyi geceler…..