Eyes Without a Face
Paul Anka Lyrics


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I'm all out of hope
One more bad dream could bring a fall
When I'm far from home
Don't call me on the phone
To tell me you're alone
It's easy to deceive
It's easy to tease
But hard to get release

Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Got no human grace, your eyes without a face

I spend so much time
Believing all the lies
To keep the dream alive
Now it makes me sad
It makes me mad at truth
For loving what was you

Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Got no human grace, your eyes without a face

When you hear the music you make a dip
Into someone else's pocket then make a slip
Steal a car and go to Las Vegas oh, the gigolo pool
I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip
Reading murder books tryin' to stay hip

I'm thinkin' of you, you're out there so
Say your prayers
Say your prayers
Say your prayers

Now I close my eyes
And I wonder why
I don't despise
Now all I can do
Is love what was once
So alive and new
But it's gone from your eyes
I'd better realize

Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face
Got no human grace, your eyes without a face





Such a human waste, your eyes without a face
And now it's getting worse

Overall Meaning

The song “Eyes Without a Face” by Paul Anka talks about the feeling of hopelessness and the difficulties of letting go of a past love. The lyrics suggest that the singer has lost all hope for a future with their love interest, and is afraid to dream because it could result in a devastating fall. The lyrics “It’s easy to deceive, it’s easy to tease, but hard to get release” suggest that the relationship was one-sided, and the singer was chasing after something that was never really there.


The refrain “Les yeux sans visage” which translates to “eyes without a face” in English, refers to the eyes of the singer’s former love interest. The singer describes these eyes as being a mirror image of their soul, as they have lost all humanity and grace. The lyrics suggest that the person of interest has transformed into something unrecognizable and inhuman, and the singer is struggling with the idea of letting go of what once was.


The second verse of the song depicts a psychedelic journey of sorts, where the singer is reading murder books and trying to stay hip. The singer is constantly thinking of their former love interest, and urges them to say their prayers. The final verse of the song suggests that the singer has come to accept that the relationship has ended and that they must move on, but that they will always look back and cherish the time they spent together.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm all out of hope
I'm feeling hopeless and powerless


One more bad dream could bring a fall
I'm so fragile that even a single dream can break me


When I'm far from home
I feel alone and vulnerable when I'm not in my comfort zone


Don't call me on the phone
I don't want to be contacted


To tell me you're alone
Especially not to tell me that you're lonely


It's easy to deceive
People can easily lie and trick others


It's easy to tease
People can easily make fun of, mock or taunt others


But hard to get release
It's hard to let go of the pain and suffering caused by such deception and teasing


Les yeux sans visage
Eyes without a face


Eyes without a face
A reference to someone without a genuine identity or personality


Got no human grace, your eyes without a face
Someone without any empathy or kindness


I spend so much time
I invest a lot of time


Believing all the lies
In believing all the falsehood that I've been told


To keep the dream alive
To maintain hope for a better future


Now it makes me sad
Now I am filled with sadness


It makes me mad at truth
I am angry at how the reality is so different from the lies


For loving what was you
For falling in love with the person that I thought you were


When you hear the music you make a dip
When you dance, you lower your body


Into someone else's pocket then make a slip
You're being dishonest and stealing from others


Steal a car and go to Las Vegas oh, the gigolo pool
Exploring the immoral and dangerous world of prostitution in Vegas


I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip
I'm currently in a state of altered consciousness, perhaps due to drugs


Reading murder books tryin' to stay hip
Trying to look cool by pretending an interest in violent or morbid stories


I'm thinkin' of you, you're out there so
I have you on my mind, even though you're not here


Say your prayers
A plea for you to seek redemption


Now I close my eyes
I shut my eyes


And I wonder why
And I question the reason


I don't despise
I don't feel hatred


Now all I can do
Now there's nothing left for me


Is love what was once
But to cherish the memories of what we used to have


So alive and new
When everything was fresh and full of life


But it's gone from your eyes
But you don't seem to care for it anymore


I'd better realize
I should accept and come to terms with the truth


Such a human waste, your eyes without a face
The artist is disappointed and saddened by the lack of humanity and compassion shown by the other person


And now it's getting worse
And things are getting progressively worse




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Billy Idol, Steve Stevens

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Just Sarah

Been a fan of Billy since Generation X.I have Goosebumps listening to this legendary songwriter and vocalist cover Billy Idol in such a crooner fashion.I know Billy loves it too

Paul Lennon

Great to hear such an awesome, POWERFUL ballad covered by someone the likes of Paul Anka!!!
For his style of singing, this is a great cover!!!!

D I

I always liked this amazing song. I remember seeing a video interview of Boy George criticism of this song but after seeing such a legendary songwriter as Paul Anka cover this song I think I’m not the only one who finds this song great .

IHATE

What a great cover. AMAZING work.

Alan Gatdula

Great song... Paul Anka is such a great singer.

Dejan Hasecic

Fantastic rendition. This album is timeless!

Nervo 63

Beautiful voice and arrangement of a beautiful song.

Gabriel Nunes

isso sim é música, um grande sucesso de Billy Idol na voz do Paul! <3

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Bosko Cubrilo

I love both versions! Magic....

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