Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel

I didn't like the old Genesis with Peter Gabriel, at least not until I heard the new, much worse Genesis with Phil Collins on vocals. Anyway, "In Your Eyes" is from the blockbuster hit album So, which saturated MTV like a plague of locusts around the time I was learning to drive. The other hits, "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", were thoroughly obnoxious, but this song has had the most longevity as overplayed adult contemporary tripe. A decade ago, my wife took me to a wedding where this was the newlyweds' first dance song. Even back then, much to her disgust, I was mumbling lyrics similar to those below.

Original lyrics:
In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete

Lewd lyrics:
In your thighs
A tasty treat
In your thighs
I love pink meat

This song is fun to ad-lib when it comes over the PA at the grocery store. There are a lot of words that rhyme with heat and complete!

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