Song of the Day #4,572: ‘God’s Golden Eyes’ – John Hiatt

This is the third Random Weekend selection from John Hiatt’s 2000 album Crossing Muddy Waters. It pops up about once every two years.

And each time I have the same reaction, which is to be really impressed by the songwriting and sound and pledge to do a deeper dive into Hiatt’s catalog.

Well, here I am in early 2021 having the same reaction. This time, I’m going to write down “John Hiatt deep dive” in my blog planning notes and hope to actually follow through.

We came through the forrest
Of jealousy and greed
All our loved ones before us
Gave us everything we need

To cross that great river
Of every tear was ever cried
’till we find ourselves staring in God’s golden eyes

In the desert love waited
Licking salt water from her skin
We could have been sedated
For all that we put in

We thought it was some devil
Who put the crying in goodbye
Till we found ourselves staring in
God’s golden eyes
We found ourselves staring in God’s golden eyes

And we did all we could do
We couldn’t run from me and you
We did the best we could
No matter how hard we tried

Like babes we come whining
For some forgotten sin
Surprised to be shining
Just like diamonds in the wind

Every facet so perfect
And every cut the proper size
When we find ourselves staring in God’s golden eyes
We find ourselves staring in God’s golden eyes

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,572: ‘God’s Golden Eyes’ – John Hiatt

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Let us know in 2023 whether you’ve done that deep dive.😜

  2. Rob says:

    He is most definitely worth a deep dive. In my humble opinion, he is an American Treasure.

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