Song Lyric Sunday: Healing – ‘Eyesight To The Blind’

This week, Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time has set us the theme of ‘Healing’ for Song Lyric Sunday.

I was pleasantly surprised at how many potential candidates I managed to come up with in a short time: Marvin Gaye, obviously; The Beatles ‘It’s Getting Better; even ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay (lovely song, but it’s Coldplay).

I was going to go with Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’, but then I thought back to 1972 and the summer term of my second year at University, when I listened to The Who’s ‘Tommy’ pretty much every day. The stupendous ‘See me, feel me’ finale could certainly be interpreted as being about healing, but there is also this little blues written by Sonny Boy Williamson.

You talk about your woman
I wish you could see mine,
You talk about your woman
I wish you could see mine,
Every time she starts to lovin’
She brings eyesight to the blind.

You know her daddy gave her magic
I can tell by the way she walks.
You know her daddy gave her magic
I can tell by the way she walks.
Everytime we start shakin’
The dumb begin to talk.

She’s got the power to heal you never fear
She’s got the power to heal you never fear
Just a word from her lips
And the deaf begin to hear.

Lyrics by Sonny Boy Williamson

Song Lyric Sunday 26 March 2017

 

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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Healing – ‘Eyesight To The Blind’

  1. I actually like Coldplay and completely forgot about that song. It would have been another great choice for me and my blog this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ But, I think you picked the perfect song for your blog. I love how you always manage to tie your song picks to a memory. It makes it even more interesting and I can almost imagine that summer at university while listening to the song. Thanks for sharing!

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