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See It Through My Eyes


This is an album created from demos recorded by Meredith Brooks in 1984. It was released in 1997 without Meredith's authorization following the success of Blurring the Edges. These are nice songs, but they lack the depth and maturity so evident in Blurring the Edges. The sound is 80's pop, very different as well. The band on the album was known variously as "The Movers" and "The Suspects."


Thanks Brad (brad@cyberzane.net) for all your work transcribing the lyrics!

Pick it up

The look

You're gonna miss my loving

See it through my eyes

Thunder and lightning
See it through my eyes
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lyrics & sound clips

See It Through My Eyes album cover
Video idol

Jessica

Company man

Your attention

Who's fooling who

Pick it up
Music & lyrics by Robert & William Burns
Sound clip   (WAV 148k)

Baby don't hang around
You're making me sad
I guess
I needed more than you had
And I don't need to run around
To see who I am
I guess
I'll find somebody who can

Chorus:
Pick it up (Pick it up)
Take it for the distance (Pick it up)
Well you let me down
Pick it up (Pick it up)
Help me find the pieces
You threw around

(repeat)

Baby you're a little old
For me anyway
I guess
You only wanted to play
And I'm not gonna wait around
'til you understand
I guess
I'll find somebody who can

(Repeat chorus...)

Oh Oh Why you gonna make me mad?
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Why you gonna make me sad?
Baby don't hang around
Can't you understand
I guess
I'm gonna find somebody who can

(Repeat chorus...)


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The look
Lyrics by Jack Robinson & Meredith Brooks; music by James Bolden
Sound clip   (RealAudio)

East Side Johnny
Are you slummin' around
You're looking for some action
On the west side of town
Your Nassau tan and your skintight pants
Come on Johnny, do you wanna dance?

Chorus:
He, he's got the look
He's got the look
Me, by hook or crook
I'll get that boy tonight
He, he's got the look
He's got the look
Me, he's got me shook
I'll get that boy tonight

Every girl around
Has got her eyes on you
Watchin' every breath you take
Every move you do
With your sun-streaked hair
And your Hollywood face
Come on Johnny
Let's get out of this place

(Chorus)

Well, don't mind courage
Gonna' take my chance
Hello Johnny!
Wanna new romance?

(Repeat chorus)


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You're gonna miss my loving
Music & lyrics by David Perry

You told me what I wanted to hear
So I fell in love with you
I believed that you were sincere
Now you've got me where you wanted me
Soon I'm gonna make you see
You're gonna miss my loving when it's gone
You're gonna miss my loving when it's gone

Had to keep a distance apart
But you swept me off my feet
Now you think you've won my heart
So you're taking me for granted now
Soon I'll turn the tables around

Chorus:
You're gonna miss my loving when it's gone
(You'll come crying to me)
You're gonna miss my loving when it's gone

Now you may feel secure
And you're as you please
But soon you'll be begging on your knees

(Repeat chorus)


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See it through my eyes
Music & lyrics by Meredith Brooks

It's after midnight again
And we sleep in separate rooms
Wondering what went wrong
I know we tried to talk about
What it takes to talk things out
But we just go on and on

Chorus:
Baby, if you'd see it just once through my eyes
Maybe then we'd have a further chance to survive
Oh, baby if you'd see it just once through my eyes

I often think about the times
The world was yours and mine
All the things we should have done
And when I see it through your eyes
You know I start to cry
Please don't let me be the only one

(Chorus)

Oh, baby can't you see
I'm trying to give what you say to me
But you know
It's a two-way street

(Repeat chorus)


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Thunder and lightning
Music & lyrics by Meredith Brooks & William Burns

The trees are thin
And the sky is gray
I watch the rain fallin' on LA
Hey, I'm thinkin' of you
I don't know if I've lost or gained
But I know I'll never be the same
Hey, it's a little like
Yeah, just a little like

Chorus:
Thunder and lightning
Thunder and lightning
Striking my heart again
Thunder and lightning

Steamy midnights on the phone
You're telling me you're all alone
Then you say
"I'd like to see you"
I hear your voice and I'm hypnotized
I don't care if it's truth or lies
Hey, it's a little like
Yeah, just a little like

(Chorus)

Oh, is it pleasure or pain
Is the thunder just frightening
Is this the way love begins
When you're kissing me
It's like thunder and lightning

(Chorus)

Thunder and lightning
Striking my heart
Burning my soul
Thunder and lightning


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Video idol
Music & lyrics by Meredith Brooks, William Burns & David Perry

I hear a knock on my door
I hear the telephone ring
But I can't break away
I'm just ignoring all those things
My eyes are glued to my TV
You're up there making love to me

I fell in love with you
I'm watching your love scenes
I had to have you every night upon my TV screen
I rent your tape again and again
I never want this love to end

Chorus:
Video idol
Every night I escape with your video tape
You're my video idol
Everything will be right
When I watch you tonight
You're my video idol (video idol)
Now there's nobody else
I've got you to myself
You're my video idol
Whooooooooooooooooooooooo

My TV comes to life
When you come on the screen
I keep on watching though
I know I'm living in a dream
Tonight when all my work is through
I'll have my fantasy with you

(Repeat chorus)

Maybe someday I'm gonna meet you
And then our loving will be for real
But till then I'll have to pretend
About how good
How good it would feel (Hey!)

(Repeat chorus)
Video idol (Whoooooo)


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Jessica
Lyrics by Meredith Brooks & William Burns
Music by Meredith Brooks, William Burns & David Perry

Sound clip   (WAV 148k)

Jessica
Oh Jessica
Jessica
Oh Jessica

She walks in and the fighting begins
It's the way she is
Doesn't matter to her
If you value your heart
You'll stay away from Jessica
And the games that she plays
You're a fool
If you go with her tonight
She'll make everything seem so right

Chorus:
Jessica, she'll never be the one you waited for
She'll only tell you lies and lead you o-on
Oh Jessica
You've never met a girl like this before
You'll never find a place where you belong
Oh Jessica

Take it from me
A woman knows
What a woman can do
To a man's lonely heart
It's the start and the end
If you don't stay away from Jessica
And the games that she plays
You're a fool
If you go with her tonight
She'll make everything seem so right

(Repeat chorus...)


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Company man
Music & lyrics by Robert & William Burns & Robert Miranda

I get him up for work
Early in the morning
While he's getting dressed
I get the coffee going
Another busy day
Always in a hurry
Not much time for us
But he don't ever worry

He's a company man
Company man
Company man
Company man

Deadlines to be met
Schedules he must follow
Conference is tonight
Can't wait until tomorrow
Need that new report
First thing in the morning
All work and no play
Makes him awful boring

Chorus:
He's a company man
Company man (He don't understand)
Company man
Company man

Money, money, money
All you're thinking of
Money, money, money
Well what about LOVE?

Company man...

I'm alone at home
He's off in the city
Need a little time
Wonder why he can't see
When I don't get love
I just start being angry
Working day and night
What's he tryin' to hand me?
Company man

(Repeat chorus)


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Your attention
Lyrics by Meredith Brooks & William Burns; music by Meredith Brooks
Sound clip   (RealAudio)

Baby, what is wrong with you
Can't you see I want you around
And baby...
I'm not cryin'
I'm just dyin' for some touch

Chorus:
And if you don't give me your attention
I'll get attention from somebody else
I don't know what your intentions are
I have no patience to be put on the shelf

Mmm baby
You say you love me
Then you don't even know if I'm around
And baby
If you're not lying
Then keep trying or I'll be gone

(Chorus)

Baby, if you show me now
There may still be time
To change my heart
But baby
If you don't need me
You'll both leave me
When your cryin' starts

(Repeat chorus)


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Who's fooling who
Music & lyrics by Meredith Brooks

You're so bad
You look so good
Charisma of a playboy
Who made it big in Hollywood
The money so fine
You're livin' high
The women, wine
Fly to the parties
But you won't be caught
Unless you bring a crowd
All the friends you bought
Cuz you wanna be sure
Your smile is seen
And your lookins good

Chorus:
I know I have become much stronger now these days
I don't need that kind of love
I'm on my way
Who-who's fooling who
No matter what you think or do
Oh, I can see right through
So who's fooling who

You don't even listen to me
When I SHOUT
Being at the top
Is all that you're concerned about
But someday baby
You're gonna be meeting me again
Got two faces for every move
You've done it for so long
They all look good on you
But it's too late baby
You looked in the mirror too long again

(Repeat chorus)


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