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Jackson Browne—Doctor My Eyes

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Submitted by John F. of Sonora, Ca.

 
By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio

 
I loved this song for the upbeat rhythm and snappy tune but the beat defies the message. Written at the age of only 24, Browne already knew how life’s hardships can numb the heart and still emotion. A brilliant wordsmith with the vision of a sage.
 
 
 
Doctor, my eyes, cannot see the sky
Is this the price for having learned how not to cry

 

 

Doctor My Eyes

Written by Jackson Browne
 

Doctor, my eyes have seen the years
And the slow parade of fears without crying
Now I want to understand
I have done all that I could
To see the evil and the good without hiding
You must help me if you can?

Doctor, my eyes, tell me what is wrong
Was I unwise to leave them open for so long

‘Cause I have wandered through this world
And as each moment has unfurled
I’ve been waiting to awaken from these dreams
People go just where they will
I never noticed them until I got this feeling
That it’s later than it seems

Doctor, my eyes, tell me what you see
I hear their cries, just say if it’s too late for me

Doctor, my eyes, cannot see the sky
Is this the price for having learned how not to cry