In Your Eyes has to be one of the most iconic hits to come out of the 80s. If your mind doesn’t flash to that scene in that movie, we’ll be surprised – and suggest you watch it soon. But who are the lyrics about? We dug in to discover more about one of Peter Gabriel’s greatest tunes. Let’s take a look!
We dug as deep as possible to uncover this mystery. In doing so, we learned quite a bit about what was happening while Peter wrote and recorded In Your Eyes. However, it’s not clear who the person in the song is. It might not have been about a person at all.
Peter’s interest in worldbeat music lends itself to the creation of in Your Eyes. The vocal melody and chord changes are from a scrapped song about a cathedral in Spain named Sagrada. It was intended for the album but was scrapped early on.