Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it.
Last year a friend and I were talking about “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel and how neither of us had seen the movie “Say Anything.” The irony of the fact that an individual who writes romantic stories and reviews so many romance novels has never seen the movie with one of the most iconic “big gestures” in romance movie history isn’t lost on me. I can’t tell you how many novels I’ve read that either mention that scene or try to enact it. Still, I go “Say Anything“-less in my life. Perhaps I’ll change that condition this year. Or not.
As coincidences happen, since that discussion I have heard “In Your Eyes” many times in the subsequent months despite the fact that the song is some 30+ years old, reminding me just what a great song it is. I think it’s just as listenable and relevant today as it was then.
The other night I stumbled upon this fantastic video of Peter Gabriel performing “In Your Eyes” and knew I wanted to share it here. The video is joy and happiness and great music. Below the one we’ll call “a celebration of life” is the official music video, which I’m not quite as fond of, except, well it does have this fantastic song in it.
And, a bit of trivia because we all love the gossipy trivia behind famous songs. Like “Rosanna” by Toto, “In Your Eyes” was evidently inspired by actress Rosanna Arquette. Imagine, not one but two huge hits written about her!
Love, I don’t like to see so much pain
So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and aliveSongwriters: Peter Gabriel
In Your Eyes lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC