(The) Smile Has Left Your Eyes...Asia, 1983.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
In 1983, I would have been wearing so much black eyeliner that it would have been difficult for anyone to be able to tell anything about my eyes. I obtained my copy of the Asia Alpha album by sticking a penny on a Columbia House record club card, and returning it in the postage paid envelope. It was all fun and games until the membership requirement had to be met. I think I still have the other nine free albums I got as well, plus the four I had to purchase at regular price.
Back to the song...I was heading off to ninth grade, and probably had very little understanding of who the solitary man was; but, I certainly recognized a great rhyme when I heard one...sympathize and eyes? Perfect!
The song also had plenty of hints at sadness...
It's over now it's not my fault
See how this feels for you
(Just the right hint of teen pettiness)
I never thought I'd see you
Standing there with him
So don't come crawling back to me
(Easy to decipher lyrics)
I was once again convinced that my singing was spectacular, and the instruments just added to the melancholy. Beyond that, I didn't know where to go or what to call my own.