“These Eyes” by The Guess Who (1969)

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LordMyChefSundayMusic//Week XXVIII-B//14October2018
Something’s Gotta Give

            Mark tells us something so beautiful about the scene in today’s gospel when a man approached Jesus to ask him what he must do to inherit eternal life.  After being told to obey the commandments, the man told Jesus he had kept all these since his youth.  Then, Mark tells us how Jesus looked at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing.  Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven, then come follow me.”  At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. (Mk.10:21-22)

            So many times in our lives it also happens that Jesus along with our loved ones would always look at us with eyes full of love, telling us to do something but we refuse due to our foolish pride.  So many times when Jesus and our loved ones give us the look of love, our faces also fall like that man in the gospel and we go away sad because we could not let go of things and people we feel more valuable than them.  And for those occasions when we could not look straight into the eyes of Jesus and our loved ones filled with love, here is our LordMyChef Sunday Music from The Guess Who’s classic “These Eyes” released in 1969.  The music and the lyrics, especially the vocals all make this so evocative that if I would make a movie about Jesus Christ, this song would definitely be a part of the soundtrack.  Happy listening and a blessed Sunday!

These eyes, cry every night for you
These arms, long to hold you again
The hurtings on me, yeah
I will never be free, no, my baby, no no
You gave a promise to me, yeah
And you broke it, and you broke it, oh no
These eyes watched you bring my world to an end
This heart could not accept and pretend
The hurtings on me, yeah
I will never be free, no, no, no
You took the vow with me, yeah
And you spoke it, and you spoke it, babe……..

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