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Posted 09 March 2017 21:52


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'Don't Give Me Those Eyes' is the 4th track on the album 'The Afterlove', to be released on 24th March 2017.
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Posted 09 March 2017 22:48


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I'm really looking forward to hearing this one as Ed mentioned a couple of times that this one was his favourite
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Posted 09 March 2017 22:58


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Oooh I love the name of this one.
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Posted 11 March 2017 17:27


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Was it Ed or James who said in an interview that Don't give me those eyes was his favorite song on the album?

I'm pretty sure it was James or....... I'm losing my mind..damn!
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Posted 11 March 2017 18:59


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Was it Ed or James who said in an interview that Don't give me those eyes was his favorite song on the album?

I'm pretty sure it was James or....... I'm losing my mind..damn!


I thought it was Ed?
Maybe i'm losing my mind too!
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Posted 11 March 2017 23:37


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I think it was Ed too but what do I know? We're all losing it.
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Posted 21 March 2017 12:53


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Heard that little snippet of this song and boy oh boy...I'm reliving my foreigner and supertramp days all over again! Ear candy for sure!

Spinning on my heels....so far away from real <3
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Posted 21 March 2017 15:38


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Could this be the track for which Stephan Moccio posted a picture of James singing... hmmm ... ? Looks interesting. Can't wait to hear why it was Ed's favourite.
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Posted 26 March 2017 04:27


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Acoustic piano version performed on the French TV show 'Alcaline', recorded in Paris 23/03/2017

https://www.facebook.com/alcalineFrance2/videos/1277928148923196

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Posted 28 March 2017 20:37


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I'm giving up on posting links as mine never work but there is a great live version from the YouTube live thing now on FB and the JB you tube channel plus on FB it's clarified this is James favourite song on the album
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Posted 29 March 2017 03:10


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Here's the link bella1977. The first live performance of this song.

Don't Give Me Those Eyes [Live At YouTube Studios]

https://youtu.be/eIbp4QP1Z1s

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Posted 29 March 2017 21:45


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Posted 30 March 2017 16:09


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"Don't Give Me Those Eyes"

Staring at you naked
Hotel room in Vegas
I love you but I hate it
And we can't tell anyone
Take this love and break it
I don't think I can take it
Go back to him and fake it
Don't tell him what you've done

But when we're caught in this feeling
And I taste your love, and I taste your love
Whatever the meaning
Well it's not enough, no it's not enough
I want to believe in
In a thing call love, in a thing call love
Caught in this feeling
In this feeling,
In this feeling

Don't give me those eyes
'Cause you know me and I can't say no to you
We can't have each other, even if we wanted to
In another life, darling,
I'd do anything to be with you
We can't have each other even if we wanted to
Don't give me those eyes
Don't give me those eyes

Cross your heart and swear it
Hotel room in Paris
Kills me that you're married
'Cause we know this should be done

But when we're caught in this feeling
And I taste your love, and I taste your love
Whatever the meaning
Well, it's not enough, no it's not enough
I want to believe in
In a thing call love, in a thing call love
Caught in this feeling
In this feeling
In this feeling

Don't give me those eyes
'Cause you know me and I can't say no to you
We can't have each other, even if we wanted to
In another life, darling
I'd do anything to be with you
We can't have each other even if we wanted to

Don't give me those eyes
Don't give me those eyes
Don't give me those eyes
Don't give me those eyes....

Staring at you naked
Hotel room in Vegas
I love you but I hate it


Written by James Blunt, Stephan Moccio and Maureen Ann McDonald




This song is my absolute favourite on the album. So heart breaking.
My favourite line is "I want to believe in, in a thing called love, in a thing called love."

Would love to read other posters' take on this song, once their CD arrives

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Posted 30 March 2017 16:42


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This one makes me think it would do well on the US charts. There are a few others that I think could do very well also, but especially this song.
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Posted 31 March 2017 12:50


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When I first listen to this song, I didn't like the beginning, his higher voice..
but then the chorus, it's great, really powerful, he sings out his "pain", all the instruments.
It's a very catchy tune.

The lyrics are sad. My fav lines are: "We can't have each other even if we wanted to.
In another life, darling, I'll do anything to be with you" ; I love you, but I hate you".
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Posted 31 March 2017 17:21


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I have to say, I admire the trust, respect and intimacy James must have with his wife. I don't think you can release a song like this without having in depth conversations with each other. She is probably a really strong, cool person.

What an emotional roller coaster of a song. I love it, everything about it. I have sympathy for those who find themselves in the wrong situation. We have one life to live , it's just so sad to mess up badly. Then it's a choice between destroying our own life or the lives of others. No I'm not having an affair. I just wish I didn't understand why other people do.

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Posted 31 March 2017 19:23


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In fact, I cried with this song when I first heard it, and I don't know why! but a sweet and sad emotion enveloped my heart. Probably I need a psychologist
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Posted 02 April 2017 20:38


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Hmmm, sounds like an old flame turned up? Hopefully this didn't really happen.

I really do like this song though.

And eyes are really so very powerful. I think the most powerful body part.
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Posted 05 April 2017 06:39


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I have to say, I admire the trust, respect and intimacy James must have with his wife. I don't think you can release a song like this without having in depth conversations with each other. She is probably a really strong, cool person.


I was having a similar discussion with someone making this same point about having a deep conversation. Or, simply having an understanding spouse who allows for creative freedom without trying to read into every lyric.

Every time this song begins to play I am whisked away and immersed into every moment of it. I tried to imagine this being performed at a concert and I initially thought it would be wonderful to start with him on piano with a soft spotlight highlighting him in this tender song and eventually the rest of the band would join in. However, watching the two videos JBFan posted earlier has me changing my mind. The strength of his voice is evident when he stands with his guitar as opposed to sitting at the piano.

Don't Give Me Those Eyes grips me. Love this so much.
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Posted 05 April 2017 07:29


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Don't give me those eyes was one of the most memorable moments of the private gig in Belgium last monday. James performed it in an extraordinary way. Also time of our lives was similar. When he's singing live he takes the audience with him into his songs. No one else can do that and that way he's lifting his songs to a higher level.

Don't give me those eyes is my favourite on the new album. And make me better, bartender, time of our lives... 😄
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Posted 05 April 2017 08:25


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James performed it in an extraordinary way. 😄


That's what I am hopefully anticipating
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Posted 06 April 2017 22:41


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Sigh..... The album version of this song is an absolute masterpiece. It's perfect in every single way from start to end. I really love the fuller chorus and every single thing about it. This is also one of my favorites. This song is such a standout on this album.


But...if she is already naked in a hotel room, you're toast. There is no escaping that. I think her eyes are the least of your problems.
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Posted 07 April 2017 19:28


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Don't Give Me Those Eyes (Live unplugged) Le Grand Studio RTL, France

https://youtu.be/TUh84VFpsn4
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Posted 08 April 2017 12:53


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Nice to hear this one live again.
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Posted 08 April 2017 16:37


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'Don't Give Me Those Eyes' unplugged on the Markus Lanz TV show, Hamburg, Germany 30/03/2017

https://youtu.be/AaRjQXvE__A

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Posted 19 April 2017 13:47


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One of my favs from this album.
Foreigner should be jealous.


Spinning on my heels....so far away from real <3
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Posted 20 April 2017 18:10


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OK I'm feeling particularly silly.

Imagine if this song was inspired by Ryan Tedder coming out of the shower!! during one of their song writing sessions. It would give a whole different spin to the lyrics
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Posted 20 April 2017 18:21


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But honestly, I love the song. Such a tangled mix of emotions (adoration, resentment, intoxication, despair). The lyrics are like barbed wires. One line pulling you in, the next line shredding you up. The music is restraint but dramatic at the right time, just masterful.
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Posted 22 April 2017 18:06


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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/awards/james-blunt-reveals-the-day-job-he-took-while-living-in-australia-ahead-of-logies-performance/news-story/c53ba1b3b0db107843ace8021a631b97

ďItís probably my best song,Ē Blunt said. ďFor me itís my most poignant song Iíve written in many, many years. It felt like when I was working on Youíre Beautiful. I knew I had an important story. Itís my Wrecking Ball. Itís an epic, itís like a Greek tragedy. If you relate to the song then there is darkness in your heart. Itís about something that canít go on, but is great.Ē
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Posted 24 April 2017 16:47


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I read or heard it mentioned a couple times in the Australian media over the weekend, they said this song will be the next single. James performed it a few times while promoting the album down under. This rendition with choir and strings was among the best so far.

https://youtu.be/3FRyi02vuc4

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