Kijk in m'n ogen
Frans Bauer Lyrics


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Kijk in m'n ogen
En vertel me wat je ziet
Kijk in m'n ogen
Je ziet tranen van verdriet
Jij ben mijn leven
Jij bent mijn lach
Kon ik maar dromen
Geef mij de kracht
Laat mij nu niet zweven
Daarom vraag ik jou
Kom terug en kijk in m'n ogen
Kijk in m'n ogen
Jij begrijpt mij nu toch niet
Kijk in m'n ogen
Heb jij net als ik verdriet
Jij was mijn leven
Jij was mijn lach
Ik kan niet meer dromen
'K Mis nu de kracht




Ik ga door met m'n leven
Maar kijk mij in m'n ogen

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Kijk In M'n Ogen" by Frans Bauer and Marianne Weber depict a deep sense of longing, heartbreak, and emotional vulnerability. The opening lines, "Kijk in m'n ogen, En vertel me wat je ziet" (Look into my eyes, and tell me what you see), set the tone for the song's theme of seeking understanding and connection. The act of looking into someone's eyes is often seen as a direct pathway to the soul, a way of truly seeing and being seen.


As the lyrics continue, the repetition of the phrase "Kijk in m'n ogen" reinforces the importance of this intimate connection, as the singer pleads for the other person to see the tears of sorrow in their eyes. The lines "Jij ben mijn leven, Jij bent mijn lach" (You are my life, You are my laughter) highlight the significant role this person plays in the singer's happiness and emotional well-being.


The mention of dreams and strength reflects a desire for hope and resilience in the face of hardship. The plea to not let go, "Laat mij nu niet zweven, Daarom vraag ik jou" (Don't let me float away, That's why I'm asking you), conveys a sense of dependence and a need for the other person's presence and understanding. The sense of vulnerability and longing intensifies as the singer implores the other person to come back and truly see them.


The shifting perspectives in the lyrics, from addressing the other person directly to reflecting on the past in terms of "Jij was mijn leven, Jij was mijn lach" (You were my life, You were my laughter), showcase a deep sense of loss and yearning for what once was. The admission of feeling lost and lacking strength, "Ik kan niet meer dromen, 'K Mis nu de kracht" (I can't dream anymore, I miss the strength), highlights a sense of emptiness and fragility in the singer's current state.


Ultimately, the refrain of "Kijk in m'n ogen" serves as a poignant and powerful plea for connection, understanding, and validation. The closing line, "Maar kijk mij in m'n ogen" (But look into my eyes), encapsulates the raw emotion and vulnerability present throughout the song, as the singer seeks solace and recognition in the eyes of the person they hold dear. The lyrics of "Kijk In M'n Ogen" beautifully convey the profound complexities of human emotions, relationships, and the yearning for connection in times of heartache and longing.


Line by Line Meaning

Kijk in m'n ogen
Look into my eyes


En vertel me wat je ziet
And tell me what you see


Je ziet tranen van verdriet
You see tears of sadness


Jij ben mijn leven
You are my life


Jij bent mijn lach
You are my smile


Kon ik maar dromen
I wish I could dream


Geef mij de kracht
Give me the strength


Laat mij nu niet zweven
Don't let me drift now


Daarom vraag ik jou
That's why I ask you


Kom terug en kijk in m'n ogen
Come back and look into my eyes


Jij begrijpt mij nu toch niet
You don't understand me now


Heb jij net als ik verdriet
Do you have sadness like I do


Jij was mijn leven
You were my life


Jij was mijn lach
You were my smile


Ik kan niet meer dromen
I can't dream anymore


'K Mis nu de kracht
I now miss the strength


Ik ga door met m'n leven
I will continue with my life


Maar kijk mij in m'n ogen
But look into my eyes




Lyrics © Roy Orbison Music Company, Barbara Orbison Music Company, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Joe Melson, Roy Orbison

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