Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes

My cool sis Natalie pointed out that the song “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath reminded her of what we’re doing on the streets of Wilmington. Brandon Heath also reminds me a little of Matt Kearny.

I like the lyrics – Give me your eyes so I can see everything that I keep missing.

Look down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touch down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work, he’s buying time
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Chorus

I’ve been here a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well, I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way You’ve seen the people all along

3 comments

  • great song. There is a prayer that I am trying to have daily. It was a lesson of St. Francis:

    A prayer: “God, give me new eyes to see my life as you see it. And give me a new heart to sense the difference between my wants and needs. Give me compassion for the suffering of the world, and willingness to help those who are hurting. Amen”

    Two other songs you should check out that falls in this realm:

    Tim Hughes – God of Justice.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMoqb6fwX1E&feature=related

    Jon Foreman – Instead of a show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E53qJxltyfI

    Thanks for sharing man.

  • Brett played us this song (as well as the Jon Foreman song he linked to, above) at LG recently and they are both going on my playlist.
    Did you watch the Tim Hughes link? It’s pretty cool– definitely along the same lines as your philosophy w/ befriending Herman. That passage in Amos 5 that Tim Hughes talks about is pretty challenging.

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