The Windows of Your Eyes

Music and lyrics by Claudia Anderson

Over and over a part of the story
A whole life with you, and still I don’t know
‘Cause that was the story you gave us
I would look at you wondering why
You were orphaned the first day  you got off the train
That’s all I knew–that’s all you would tell
The heart has its reasons  but I wanted to know
I would look at you wondering how

How you could lose them and then never speak of them
Why you could live through it and never tell
When would you tell what I see in your eyes
What I see in your eyes in your eyes
In your eyes in the windows of your eyes

I read histories that showed me the darkest of times
Saw movies and knew you were there
There’s a door that you’ve locked and a room holds your pain
And I’m asking you to let me come in
You won’t open the door and I don’t understand
You keep telling me to go away
Stop your knocking, you said, but I see through the windows
And I’m asking again to come in

How you could lose them and then never speak of them
Why you could live through it and never tell
When would you tell what I see in your eyes
What I see in your eyes in your eyes
In your eyes in the windows of your eyes

We looked at each other on the day that you left me
You said if I knocked one more time you would tell
I cried and I asked you to finally tell me
Your story will live on in me

A part of me died when you opened that door
Inviting me into the nightmare you lived
Now I know what I saw in your eyes
What I saw in your eyes in your eyes
In your eyes through the windows of your eyes

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