Introduction:

Released in 1985 on the album The Heart of the Matter, I Can’t Believe Your Eyes became a signature tune for Kenny Rogers, showcasing both his smooth baritone vocals and his talent for conveying relatable emotions. The song, which was written by Graham Hamilton Lyle and Troy Seals, wasn’t originally intended for Rogers. Lyle, one half of the songwriting duo Lyle-If, had actually offered the song to Art Garfunkel first, but Garfunkel passed on it. This turned out to be Rogers’ gain, as I Can’t Believe Your Eyes became a major hit.

The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart**, a testament to its strong connection with country music audiences. But I Can’t Believe Your Eyes also crossed over to pop mainstream, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart**. This impressive showing solidified Kenny Rogers’ status as a successful crossover artist, equally at home on the country and pop charts. The song’s producer, Larry Butler**, is also noteworthy. A longtime collaborator with Rogers, Butler helped shape the sound of many of the singer’s most popular songs, and I Can’t Believe Your Eyes is no exception. Butler’s production choices gave the song a smooth, polished feel, perfectly complementing Roger’s vocals and the romantic theme of the lyrics.

I Can’t Believe Your Eyes is a love song, but not your typical one. The song takes the perspective of a man who is struck by the beauty of his partner**. The lyrics express feelings of disbelief and amazement**, as if he can’t quite believe his luck in being with such a stunning person. The song’s catchy melody** and relatable lyrics** helped it resonate with listeners, making it a classic of the country music genre and a significant entry in Kenny Rogers’ impressive catalog.

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Lyrics:

Would you like to dance?I’m not very good, I’ll admit itI just need a minute or twoClose to you, ’cause
I can’t believe your eyesWild and blue, warm and willingI can’t believe your eyesIs it true what they’re saying?
Women come and goSo many occasions I’d have to look twiceTo catch your second showOne look at you, that’s all I needed tonight, ’cause
I can’t believe your eyesWild and blue, warm and willingI can’t believe your eyesIs it true what they’re saying?
Don’t stop the music playingDon’t wanna lose it tonightNow that we’ve got that feelingSo good, so right
I can’t believe your eyesWild and blue, warm and willingI can’t believe your eyesIs it true what they’re saying?
I can’t believe your eyes (I can’t believe your eyes)Wild and blue, warm and willingI can’t believe your eyes (I can’t believe your eyes)Is it true what they’re saying?