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Jackson Browne — Doctor My Eyes
Album: Saturate Before Using
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:05
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Doctor, my eyes have seen the years
And the slow parade of fears without crying
Now I want to understand
I have done all that I could
To see the evil and the good without hiding
You must help me if you can
Doctor, my eyes
Tell me what is wrong
Was I unwise to leave them open for so long

'Cause I have wandered through this world
And as each moment has unfurled
I've been waiting to awaken from these dreams
People go just where they will
I never noticed them until I got this feeling
That it's later than it seems
Doctor, my eyes
Tell me what you see
I hear their cries
Just say if it's too late for me

Doctor, my eyes
I Cannot see the sky
Is this the prize for having learned how not to cry......
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One of the Greats!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Too vaginal, really?
I guess you feel the same way about women?

 
My own works have been commended as being strongly vaginal. But JB's works are simply in a different ginaverse..
 floydoftherocks wrote:
His works are simply too vaginal for me. FWIW, I'd strongly prefer it if those 75 little underplayed songs were kept in the closet, where they belong. 
 
Too vaginal, really?
I guess you feel the same way about women?
 gjeeg wrote:
ugh.
I love you, RP, but note to the BrainTrust:
Jackson Browne has 75 more mature, sophisticated, under-played songs (than this overplayed FM "hit") that I wish RP would rotate.

 
His works are simply too vaginal for me. FWIW, I'd strongly prefer it if those 75 little underplayed songs were kept in the closet, where they belong. 
JB is such a tender little wanker.. wank wank wank {#Bananasplit}
This song never seems to get old.  Rock On!
 
 Lazarus wrote:

miss you so very very much, Cynaera...

love this song... 

 
Haven't heard this song in ages. Great memories.

Hope you are having a marvelous day Lazarus {#Cool}


 Lazarus wrote:

miss you so very very much, Cynaera...

love this song... 

 
You missed the point, that fellow loved this song as well.
 Cynaera wrote:

Everything from your post onward has been very offensive to me. I love Jackson Browne. Comparing him to Captain and Tenille is so stupid that I can't even form words...  I better go away, because I'm about to get angry about the absolutely idiotic comments that followed yours.

I can only assume that you're all children who've never had to think a single independent thought in your lives, and have never examined your musical history.  I can't defend his music to an ignorant generation. Your loss. Please feel free to not vote - you scare me.

 
miss you so very very much, Cynaera...

love this song... 
Thanks for sharing! 


treatment_bound wrote:
 

Still does.  Here's JB, Tom Petty & John Fogerty last month opening the 2013 R & R H-O-F ceremony jamming on "I Love LA" with Randy Newman before Randy's induction.


 

 



ugh.
I love you, RP, but note to the BrainTrust:
Jackson Browne has 75 more mature, sophisticated, under-played songs (than this overplayed FM "hit") that I wish RP would rotate.
Turning it up. Oh yeah! Timeless JB, and his band was fabulous.


 marty88210 wrote:
IMO...I class him musically, etc. with Van Morrison!!!

 
Absolutely not true; I've never liked VM, but I own every JB album he ever did.


 Cynaera wrote:

Everything from your post onward has been very offensive to me. I love Jackson Browne. Comparing him to Captain and Tenille is so stupid that I can't even form words...  I better go away, because I'm about to get angry about the absolutely idiotic comments that followed yours.

I can only assume that you're all children who've never had to think a single independent thought in your lives, and have never examined your musical history.  I can't defend his music to an ignorant generation. Your loss. Please feel free to not vote - you scare me.


 
What she said.
A good comparison !

 

marty88210 wrote:
IMO...I class him musically, etc. with Van Morrison!!!

 


7 > 8. Haven't heard it in a while, I forgot how tuneful and concise a sing-along song it is. 
IMO...I class him musically, etc. with Van Morrison!!!
This is so Godlike it isn't funny.  {#Bananapiano}
Love the groove on this song....just don't play "Can't You See" next! 
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
My tribute.
 

 
Really great - loved it.
 p2h2d2 wrote:
He had great hair.

  

Still does.  Here's JB, Tom Petty & John Fogerty last month opening the 2013 R & R H-O-F ceremony jamming on "I Love LA" with Randy Newman before Randy's induction.


 

The Jackson 5 version of this song was my first exposure to it as a kid in the 70's. Liked it then, like it now.


Maybe I'm just tired of hearing this but this song doesn't do it for me. I like other Jackson Browne stuff but not this one. It's just me, right?
Love the congas — or is it bongos?  That slapping really works with the rocking piano and chirping lap steel.
C L A S S I C.

Pure, perfect classic.{#Meditate}
Lyrics still applicable.
I just saw an incredible 2-hour documentary on David Geffen last night. While one could argue that he (Geffen) eventually sold his soul for the almighty dollar, his early career was quite fascinating. Jackson was one of his first discoveries/signings.
Great song, great guitar playing and the bass keeps it going. I bought this when it came out and pretty well every JB album after that. 
 rabbi_phil wrote:
I'll see your starship and raise you an April Wine anything       ( or...Adele  any adele   pick a song....any song)

 
My all-time worst song: "Loving You" by Minnie Riperton. Pretty sure it can beat all comers. 

Always liked "Doctor My Eyes"—reminds me of autumn high school days.  
 rabbi_phil wrote:
I'll see your starship and raise you an April Wine anything       ( or...Adele  any adele   pick a song....any song)
 
I'm right there with you on the April Wine! Man, they've got some seriously bad songs.
As for Adele, I thought her performance at the Grammys was one of the highlights.
And for the record, this song is great.
I had a dream that Jackson Browne lost a lawsuit and was forced to put a warning label on all his albums: "BUYER BEWARE. ALL SONGS BY JACKSON BROWNE ARE ACTUALLY THE SAME SONG".

It was just a dream. I really do love Jackson Browne's music, though you have to admit, he uses the same melody lines and chord progressions in most of his songs.

"Doctor My Eyes" is one of my favorite songs ever, so I'm giving it a high rating.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

"Muskrat Love" has gotta be in the all-time Top Ten Worst Songs in History (and is "The Captain" not the poster-boy for emasculation?).
My vote for #1 goes to "We Built This City" by Jefferson Starship.


  I'll see your starship and raise you an April Wine anything       ( or...Adele  any adele   pick a song....any song)

My tribute.
 
He had great hair.
brown frown Frown
 kcar wrote:
Even worse and thankfully even more forgotten: "Muskrat Love." Jesus, talk about vomit-inducing. 
 
"Muskrat Love" has gotta be in the all-time Top Ten Worst Songs in History (and is "The Captain" not the poster-boy for emasculation?).
My vote for #1 goes to "We Built This City" by Jefferson Starship.


 gregormiz wrote:
Good lord...  what's next? Captain and Tennille?


 
treatment_bound wrote:

The best thing about this song is that you NEVER hear it anymore!

 

Even worse and thankfully even more forgotten: "Muskrat Love." Jesus, talk about vomit-inducing. 
Wasup? Why don't y'all's comments match the overall ratings of this song? I guess it's because it's comforting to join in on the cheap shots for those of you who missed the era and the experience. You'll never know how affecting it was hearing this song blared through the minds of the people at public gatherings before the onset of disco.
Classic! In addition to a great song, I also love where the tells the doctor to say what to say! =)
This the Radio Station I hope more people watch  
Give me the Jackson 5 version anyday.

Sorry Jackson, nice song and all that, but MJ and the boys do it better.


 Poacher wrote:

O_o  Eh?  Are you saying your parents censured your listening pleasure? Ouch.

 

No.  But I will say that my parents would have much preferred me listening to this instead of all the Zappa I immersed myself in.
Liked it years ago and still jammin' with it {#Smile}
 Hannio wrote:
This is the music your parents allow you to listen to.
 
O_o  Eh?  Are you saying your parents censured your listening pleasure? Ouch.

This is the music your parents allow you to listen to.
 gregormiz wrote:
Good lord...  what's next? Captain and Tennille?
 
Everything from your post onward has been very offensive to me. I love Jackson Browne. Comparing him to Captain and Tenille is so stupid that I can't even form words...  I better go away, because I'm about to get angry about the absolutely idiotic comments that followed yours.

I can only assume that you're all children who've never had to think a single independent thought in your lives, and have never examined your musical history.  I can't defend his music to an ignorant generation. Your loss. Please feel free to not vote - you scare me.

 gregormiz wrote:
Good lord...  what's next? Captain and Tennille?
 
The best thing about this song is that you NEVER hear it anymore!


 gregormiz wrote:
Good lord...  what's next? Captain and Tennille?
 
Haha! Yes, please.

 treatment_bound wrote:


Wow!  I never knew The Jackson 5 took a swing at this one.  I had to go back & look it up for confirmation.  Per Wiki, their cover of Doctor My Eyes was a Top 10 hit in Europe, and it's on this album, back when Mike still looked like a real person...

 
 
Holy CRAP!  That version actually has some music to it!  I always thought that it was just the song that was soulless.
Why?  This song is awful.
Good lord...  what's next? Captain and Tennille?
Doctor, my ears enjoyed this song.
Really, it's not been overplayed.  I still think this is one of his best. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
as a kid, i knew the Jackson 5 version before i ever heard this... love both to this day
 

Wow!  I never knew The Jackson 5 took a swing at this one.  I had to go back & look it up for confirmation.  Per Wiki, their cover of Doctor My Eyes was a Top 10 hit in Europe, and it's on this album, back when Mike still looked like a real person...

 


Still have the biggest crush on this guy!!!!!!!!!!!
as a kid, i knew the Jackson 5 version before i ever heard this... love both to this day

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Best song from his best album.
As soon as this song cued up I thought "great song!" Then my second thought was "Oh no, the comments will be full of that 'this song is soooooo overplayed' "

It remains a great song, and I was only partially right about the comments. Fortunately only a couple of the I've Heard This Song Before So It Must Be Bad Police have made their way to this song's comments (so far).


 On_The_Beach wrote:
What can one say? An amazing, insightful song from a kid of 23.
One of the best debut albums ever.

 
I absolutely agree.  Jackson Browne has been a part of my life since I was about fourteen. I love his music (except, he almost lost me with his "Lawyers In Love" CD.)

 George_Tirebiter wrote:
It's a water bag, kind of canteen - it could duble as a wine bola too! You saked the bag and it kept the contents cool as the water on the outside evaporated.

Love the tune - this was a good era of music coming out of the 60's before disco really took off.
 
Back then, it was quite common to see them dangling from a hood ornament or hook on the front of a jeep or truck driving around in the desert.  They cool off pretty good at 60 to 70 mph !

There were also barrels of water strategically placed at pullovers on old US 66 going through the desert in California for those boiling over radiators.

Roach wrote:
Top 10 break up song.

ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Maybe if you're breaking up with Ho Chi Minh or something.

///

roflmao!

Come to think of it, this would make a good companion to 10,000 Maniacs's "Carnival."


 HarrO wrote:

He got some serious Botox. Saw an interview with him a few weeks ago and his face didn't move the whole time. Love the tune. 9
 
Gotta love L.A...
It's a water bag, kind of canteen - it could duble as a wine bola too! You saked the bag and it kept the contents cool as the water on the outside evaporated.

Love the tune - this was a good era of music coming out of the 60's before disco really took off.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
What can one say? An amazing, insightful song from a kid of 23.
One of the best debut albums ever.
 
Dang. And The Fifth Eagle. LOL

 gjeeg wrote:
AAaagghh !

R P !

Jackson's most overplayed AM / FM song !

Delve deeply into his profound catalog. Not this track !!
 
Agreed.  I think another decade will have to pass before I can listen to it with something akin to fresh ears.
 RadioDoc wrote:
I wonder if the 'kids' these days know what the cover art background is.  I do...
 
I give up.  What is it?
 gjeeg wrote:
AAaagghh !

R P !

Jackson's most overplayed AM / FM song !

Delve deeply into his profound catalog. Not this track !!
 
True, but this is one of those rare tracks that is immune to oversaturation.....still good!!{#Yes}

been so long forgot if it was overplayed in the past ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  loved it
I wonder if the 'kids' these days know what the cover art background is.  I do...


This is actually a very durable song...  it is still excellent...


What can one say? An amazing, insightful song from a kid of 23.
One of the best debut albums ever.

AAaagghh !

R P !

Jackson's most overplayed AM / FM song !

Delve deeply into his profound catalog. Not this track !!
waaaay hot! Love it ! 8.7
Genius percussion in this song
 Roach wrote:
Top 10 break up song.

 
Maybe if you're breaking up with Ho Chi Minh or something.

 squidish wrote:

 
Glad to see this dude got work doing commercials for Geico.



{#Clap} classic!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Dude! Get Lasik!
 
He got some serious Botox. Saw an interview with him a few weeks ago and his face didn't move the whole time. Love the tune. 9

This is one of the songs from the early summer of my life. Played the 8 track of it to death got another and did the same thing,

Sounds even better now with all this new equipment.


sweet sweet sweet..
Dude! Get Lasik!
Top 10 break up song.

I just love this song. The lyrics, the instruments (man, that bass is so cool!), the vocals. :clap:
Was there ever a song so plain as this?
A great song - lyric, melody and craftmanship. I don\'t give a sh*t who plays it.