…can’t take my eyes off of you

Written,performed and released by Irish singer Damien Rice in 2002 on his own label ‘O’   and featured in 2004 in the movie ‘Closer’. A more recent video published 2013  ‘Blower’s Daughter’ includes  clips from the  movie [press this link for more] and Lisa Hannigan
This simple beautiful version of the song was recorded in the ‘Basement’ in 2008……

And so it is
Just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time
And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes…

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We’ll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower’s daughter
The pupil in denial

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I Loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off of you…
I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind…
My mind… My mind…
‘Til I find somebody new

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