About the song

Conway Twitty. Now there’s a voice that could smooth the roughest honky-tonk and make a heartache feel as familiar as an old friend. Today, we set our sights on a song that perfectly encapsulates Twitty’s brand of country charm: “I See the Want To in Your Eyes”. Released in 1974, this tune became Twitty’s eleventh number one on the country charts, a testament to his enduring popularity and his ability to connect with listeners on a deeply emotional level.

“I See the Want To in Your Eyes” isn’t your typical, foot-stomping country romp. Instead, it simmers with a slow-burning tension, a quiet yearning that unfolds like a secret shared between two souls. The song opens with Twitty’s unmistakable baritone, a rich and inviting drawl that draws you into the narrative.

He paints a picture of a woman – there’s a glint of a diamond on her hand, a hint of a smile that speaks volumes despite the world around her. Twitty, with his keen eye for unspoken desires, sees a flicker of something deeper, a “want to” hidden beneath the surface.

This “want to” becomes the crux of the song. It’s a yearning, a quiet rebellion against the status quo. The woman in question might be married, attached, or simply hesitant, but there’s an undeniable spark that Twitty recognizes. He doesn’t push or prod; his voice is a gentle exploration, an invitation to acknowledge a truth that both parties seem to understand.

The beauty of “I See the Want To in Your Eyes” lies in its subtlety. The lyrics are poetic without being flowery, the melody is a bed of steel guitar and gentle piano that underscores the emotional weight of the story. Twitty doesn’t need to scream his feelings from the rooftop. Instead, he lets the song simmer, trusting the listener to pick up on the unspoken desires and the bittersweet longing that hangs heavy in the air.

“I See the Want To in Your Eyes” is more than just a country song; it’s a study in human connection. It’s about unspoken desires, stolen glances, and the yearning for something more. It’s a song that resonates with anyone who has ever felt a flicker of forbidden attraction, a yearning for a path not taken. So, put on your favorite pair of boots, pour yourself a glass of something sweet, and let Conway Twitty take you on a journey into the heart’s hidden desires.

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Lyrics

I see the sparkling little diamond on your hand
It’s plain to see that you’ve already got a man
I can tell you’re not about to fall for any of my lines
I see the want to in your eyes

Deep in your smile there’s a quiet, soft desire
Like the ember of a once raging fire
You know I could light that fire again
You know it isn’t wise
I see the want to in your eyes

How strong is a band of gold
Is it strong enough to hold
When a love has grown cold
And a woman wants a love, sweet and warm

How many women just like you have silent schemes
How many men like me do they sleep with in their dreams
You can stay or you can go and although I sympathize
I still see the want to in your eyes
I see the want to in your eyes