My Eyes Adored You Lyrics

My Eyes Adored You Lyrics

My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you.
My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me,
you couldn’t see how I adored you.
So close, so close and yet so far.
Carried your books from school
playin’ make believe you’re married to me,
you were fifth-grade, I was sixth when we came to be.
Walkin’ home ev’ry day over Bonnicut Bridge and Bay
till we grew into the me and you who went our separate ways.

My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you.
My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me,
you couldn’t see how I adored you.
So close, so close and yet so far.
Headed for city lights, climbed the ladder up to fortune and fame,
I worked my fingers to the bone made myself a name.
Funny I seemed to find that no matter how the years unwind;
still I reminisce ’bout the girl I miss and the love I left behind.

My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you.
My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me,
you couldn’t see how I adored you.
So close, so close and yet so far.

All my life I will remember how warm and tender we were way back then,
(My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you.)
Whoa baby,
(My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me,
you couldn’t see how I adored you.)
Oh the feeling, sad regrets I know I won’t ever forget you,
my childhood friend.
(So close, so close and yet so far.)

My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you.
My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me,
you couldn’t see how I adored you.
So close, so close and yet so far.
My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you.
My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me,
you couldn’t see how I adored you.
So close, so close and yet so far.

From Wikipedia:

“My Eyes Adored You” (original working title, “Blue Eyes in Georgia”) is a popular song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan.[1] It was originally recorded by The Four Seasons in early 1974. After the MoWest label balked at the idea of releasing it, the recording was sold to lead singer Frankie Valli for $4000. After rejections by Capitol, Atlantic, and other labels, Valli succeeded in getting the recording released on Private Stock Records, but the owner/founder of the label wanted only Valli’s name on the label. The single was released in the U.S. in November 1974 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1975.[1]

The single was Valli’s first number one hit as a solo artist, and remained at number one for one week, being knocked out of the top spot by another Crewe/Nolan-penned song, “Lady Marmalade”. Although it was released as a Valli solo effort, the song is sometimes included on Four Seasons compilation albums. It is from the album Closeup.

The success of “My Eyes Adored You” triggered a revival of interest in recordings by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The group was subsequently signed to Warner Bros. Records as Valli’s followup single, “Swearin’ to God” was climbing to the #6 position on the Hot 100. Three months later, The Four Seasons visited the Top Ten for the first time since 1967 with “Who Loves You”.