Week 21 – Your Eyes Have Forgotten How To Smile

This song is about sadness. It’s about that moment when it suddenly dawns upon you, that someone you love dearly is going through a really bad patch. It’s not just a momentary gloominess; it seems to cast a permanent shadow over her, and it won’t go away.

You can tell something is sucking away her joy, enthusiasm and zest for life. She can’t sleep well, she is always tired, and wherever she goes it seems as if the weight of the world is on her shoulders.

It’s frustrating. You don’t understand why she has to be so down all the time. You try to tell her everything will be alright. You do all sorts of things to cheer her up, but success is fleeting and the sadness returns with a vengeance.

Is there something wrong when you look into the eyes of the one you love and realise that they have forgotten how to smile?

Your Eyes Have Forgotten How To Smile
© Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 25 Sept, 2010

You fell asleep to flee the painful light of day
Avoiding questions you couldn’t answer
God knows how long you’ve stayed that way
A bird with its head tucked under a wing
You sleep in fear that you will never sing

I caught you frowning one sunny afternoon
The only black cloud on a pretty face
Paid a penny for your thoughts
Told you the storm would pass like cars in a race
You gave me a grin, you gave me a grin

Chorus
Suddenly I realised your eyes, your eyes
Have forgotten how to smile
They’ve forgotten how to smile

You have a knack for making yourself sadder
Than an abandoned nest
It’s so cold you can’t stay awake
You line your bed with tears from your heaving chest
Something’s left you with broken wings

Chorus
And now I realise your eyes, your eyes
Have forgotten how to smile
They’ve forgotten how to smile

Bridge
Do you listen to me when I spend
Half an evening trying to tell you
It’s not so bad, it’s alright
Maybe I’m saying something wrong
‘cos we always end up in a fight

Chorus
That’s when I realised your eyes, your eyes
Have forgotten how to smile
They’ve forgotten how to smile

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