Eyes Like the Morning

© 1990 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa.


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  She was sitting in the  coffeehous e,  seventeen years  old;
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  Grey eyes like the morning sky,  lit with streaks of  gold;
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had no way of  knowing  where it all would  end
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When I  looked into those sunlit eyes and  knew I'd found a  friend.
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  Eyes like  the morning,  smile like the  sun,
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  Voice like the  forest glades where  rippling waters  run;
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  Love soft as  starlight,  deeper than the  sea,
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When  eyes like the  morni ng  look    at  me.  
Half our lives together doesn't seem so long:
Days of rain and roses; laughter, love, and song;
Mystery and moonlight; mornings when I rise
And see myself reflected with the sunrise in her eyes.


Instrumental bridge -- verse + refrain

Listen! the stars are calling, with a wild and distant sound,
And there's no way to answer when you're stuck down on the ground,
But I see our daughters gazing at the deep and starry skies,
Looking past the darkness, with tomorrow in their eyes.

NOTE: \chord{G^* = D


A Valentine's Day present for my wife, written when we only had one child and their eyes weren't as green as they are now.