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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Pop Music

Where would golden oldies from this era be without Bobby Vee? Beginning in 1960, rock and roll star Vee recorded a series of singles for Liberty Records. The first three fell flat, but his fourth and fifth releases, “Devil or Angel” and “Rubber Ball,” made him an international star. He followed with a string of hits including “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes,” which borrowed its title from Victorian poet Francis William Bourdillon. The song was written by Benjamin Weisman (writer of many songs recorded by Elvis Presley), Dorothy Wayne, and Marilyn Garrett. It was first recorded by Bobby Vee and released in 1962. By 1963, it went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, and #9 on the R&B Chart. In went to #3 in the U.K.

Here are the lyrics to “The Night has a Thousand Eyes” by Bobby Vee:

“They say that you’re a runaround lover
Though you say it isn’t so
But if you put me down for another
I’ll know, believe me, I’ll know

‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can’t help but see if you are true to me
So remember when you tell those little white lies
That the night has a thousand eyes

You say that you’re at home when you phone me
And how much you really care
Though you keep telling me that you’re lonely
I’ll know if someone is there

‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can’t help but see if you are true to me
So remember when you tell those little white lies
That the night has a thousand eyes

One of these days you’re gonna be sorry
‘Cause your game I’m gonna play
And you’ll find out without really tryin’
Each time that my kisses stray

‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes will see me too
And no matter what I do I could never disguise all my little white lies
‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes

So remember when you tell those little white lies
That the night has a thousand eyes”

Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline on April 30, 1943, in Fargo, North Dakota. When he was 15, he and his band filled in for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, who had just died in the infamous plane crash on their way to a show in Fargo. A local radio station asked for replacements . Vee’s group called the station and showed up. They didn’t have a name until they got on stage and Vee said they were called “The Shadows.”

If you are interested in others songs by Bobby Vee: “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “Rubber Ball.”

If you would like to purchase music by Bobby Vee, please consider this: Bobby Vee – Greatest Hits

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  1. […] For other songs by Bobby Vee: “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.” […]

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