I have often heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. We view the world around us through our eyes, and we express our innermost feelings through our eyes. Couples fall in love by gazing into each other’s eyes. Truly, the eyes are one of the most important aspects of our persona, because so much more than vision is conveyed through the eyes.
In the under water world, eyes are very important. Some fish have large markings that look like eyes to make them look like a predator. Some have camouflaged eyes so that their prey don’t know they are looking. Some eyes are very tiny, and some are hugely out of proportion to their bodies.
There are many songs that have been written about eyes. Poet-Songwriters have described all kinds of situations, feelings, and circumstances by singing about eyes. I thought it might be fun to view the underwater world through some of these song titles:
First up: “Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue” by Crystal Gayle
Fun Fact: Hermit crabs have very expressive eyes and they come in all colors, including polka-dot!
“Lyin’ Eyes” by the Eagles
These bottom dwelling fish have lyin’ eyes. They are hard to see, and don’t really convey the danger “lyin” in wait under the sand.
“Can’t Take My Eyes off of You” by Franke Valle
“I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
“Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who
“Eyes without a Face” by Billy Idol
And last but not least:
“Cotton-Eyed Joe” by Rednex