01 May 2015

I Only Have Eyes For You

I Only Have Eyes For You

My love must be a kind of blind love

I can't see anyone but you

Are the stars out tonight?

I don't know if it's cloudy or bright

I only have eyes for you, dear

The moon may be high

But I can't see a thing in the sky

I only have eyes for you

I don't know if we're in a garden

Or on a crowded avenue

You are here and so am I

Maybe millions of people go by

But they all disappear from view

And I only have eyes for you

- Al Dubin, 1934 A.D.

Read about this tune's journey from inception to popularity.

This song incites a particular emotion in me. It may be the recording's atmosphere, the singing, or the lyrics, or all of it. Perhaps the imagery that comes to mind. I love my wife dearly, but she doesn't come to mind when hearing this song.

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. 
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your Name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. 
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me. 
May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed. 
May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great. 
- Psalm 138: 1-5

I love you, Lord, my strength. 
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 
- Psalm 18: 1-2

Yeshua answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’” 
- Luke 4: 8

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