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Compulsions 7 – The Light In Your Eyes

“You could melt the ice off anyone.”

I fell in love for the first time when I was 18. I never fell out. I am still falling. This is the oldest song on the album, written in September of 2020. I was sitting on the porch of a friend’s house at the Jersey shore, noodling around with the melody that would congeal into this song, watching the love of my life talking with her friend, and saw, again, the light in her eyes. Like I said, I am still falling.

This is the second song on the album that includes Luke’s string playing and arrangement. It is the first that includes Julie’s vocals. One of my favorite moments on the album is when the strings kick in with the acoustic lead after the first chorus. I also love the way the final chorus becomes a bit of a free-for-all. I had imagined that I would head out from the studio while we were recording this song and find a local bar with a rag-tag group of day drinkers that I could corral into the studio to add their vocals. But time is at a premium in the studio and what are the odds of finding a bar in Brooklyn? Wait, what?

I saw the light in your eyes
All those years ago
When every light in this world goes dark
There is one that will glow

I see the light in your eyes
And there is nothing else to see
To a world full of shiny objects
Your light blinded me

Let the light in your eyes
Let the light in your eyes
Let the light in your eyes shine

I feel the light in your eyes
Like the rays of the sun
Shining into all those dark places
You could melt the ice off anyone

Let the light in your eyes
Let the light in your eyes
Let the light in your eyes shine

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