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“You Can See It In My Eyes (remix*)”

Mark Regula says: “I usually just compose music, but this was a song I wrote myself (both music and lyrics) back in the early 1980’s. I was developing as a musician and a songwriter; back then I was very much influenced by Elton John, Billy Joel and Lionel Richie. From a composer’s viewpoint: I had learned and appreciated that certain keys would set the tone for a song and give it a certain emotional resonance. That is why I chose to write and perform “You Can See It In My Eyes” in the unusual key of G flat.”

“The lyrics were very much influenced by my love and appreciation of my then-girlfriend. I wanted to write something that was sincere and honest. Something that expressed what we have shared from our relationship thus far. I also wanted to capture (in the lyrics) the spirit of the words from some of the love ballads from Mick Jones of Foreigner, Lionel Richie and Bernie Taupin.I was never all that thrilled with my lyrics, but as far as it being sincere; it worked.”

*This full version has been enhanced with a power guitar overdub, back vocal overdubs (recorded at Big T studios Howard Beach, Queens) and then remixed.

Mark Regula: Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizer
Tony Novarro: Guitars
Henry Kessler: Tenor and Soprano Sax
Kevin Joyce: Bass
Sal DiAngelo: Drums, Back Vocals.

Lyrics:“You Can See It In My Eyes”

There’s something I have to say
Something I just can’t hide
But when I look into your eyes
I get this feeling inside
It feels so good when I see love your eyes
I want you to know that I need your love
I want to spend my whole life with you,
You can see in my eyes these words are true

All my life, I’ve been spending all my time
Seeking a world that lives in you
And all the time, that I’ve wasted all this time
Thinking I could find somebody new
And the words that I am singing,
Can’t compare to how I feel for you

‘Cause when I try to say the things I feel
You know sometimes I can’t get it right
But if you want to know how I feel
There’s one place that cannot lie
You Can See It In My Eyes

And all the time that I have spent with you
There’s no place in the world that I’d rather be
And all the things that I have shared with you
I marvel at the man you’ve made of me

All my life, I’ve been spending all my time
Seeking a world that lives in you

And all the time, that I’ve wasted all my time
Thinking I could find somebody new

And the words that I am singing,
Can’t compare to how I feel for you

‘Cause when I try to say the things I feel
You know sometimes I can’t get it right
But if you want to know how I feel
There’s one place I cannot lie
You Can See It In My Eyes

Words & Music by: Mark Regula From the CD: How Much More?’ by Ivory Tower Project
© ℗ 2016 Guerrilla Records + Rockamagula Music
* (Original version is from the CD: Red Hot - © ℗ 2008 Guerrilla Records + Rockamagula Music)
Lyrics reprinted with permission

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