Oh, the gentlemen are talking and the midnight moon is on the riverside,
They’re drinking up and walking and it is time for me to slide.
I live in another world where life and death are memorized,
Where the earth is strung with lovers’ pearls and all I see are dark eyes.

A cock is crowing far away and another soldier’s deep in prayer,
Some mother’s child has gone astray, she can’t find him anywhere.
But I can hear another drum beating for the dead that rise,
Whom nature’s beast fears as they come and all I see are dark eyes.

They tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes,
They tell me revenge is sweet and from where they stand, I’m sure it is.
But I feel nothing for their game where beauty goes unrecognized,
All I feel is heat and flame and all I see are dark eyes.

Oh, the French girl, she’s in paradise and a drunken man is at the wheel,
Hunger pays a heavy price to the falling gods of speed and steel.
Oh, time is short, the days are sweet and passion rules the arrow that flies,
A million faces at my feet but all I see are dark eyes.

Dark Eyes

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The whole song is included here because there is something about the eyes. Eyes can say a lot. Eyes can be misinterpreted, too. But the dark philosophies coming at him from so many angles and pursuits call for special attention. So much is offered, but the distance in the faces speaks falsity. The darkness within the proponent's hearts is so pervasive it can only be obvious in the eyes. They can't hear. They can't see. Looking over the crowds, even when light is being extended, the darkness where light should be received is simply not there! It is disheartening. All I see are dark eyes! But you can only see this when the light is real to you.
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THE RECORD

The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Matthew 6:22-23


In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.

John 1:4-5


Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind.”

Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and asked him, “We are not blind too, are we?” Jesus replied, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains.”

John 9:39-41