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March 27

Twitty Can Light Up Her Hidden Desires, “I See the Want To in Your Eyes”

“I See the Want To in Your Eyes” by Conway Twitty
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

Men are more than curious to know more about the puzzle called a woman. Some men may know more than others, but others do not. Either way, the desire to continuously learn more about women may also be called the art of seducing a woman. For the song “I See the Want To in Your Eyes”, the narrator thinks he can light the hidden desires of a married woman.

“I See the Want To in Your Eyes” is a story of a man trying to test a married woman’s faithfulness to her husband. At the beginning of the story, the narrator notices the diamond ring of the woman he is eyeing on. Because of that, he knows she already is married and taken. However, the man thinks that he can seduce the woman. Through the line, “Deep in your smile, there’s a quiet, soft desire”, he knows that he can light that fire again. Thinking that her marriage has now grown cold, he wants to test the woman. The man thinks he can give what her husband cannot give her. In the end, the man confidently asks, “How many women just like you have silent schemes? How many men like me do they sleep within their dreams”?

Background of the Song

“I See the Want To in Your Eyes” is a composition by Mischa Scorer and Wayne Carson. The first honky-tonk singer to record it is Gary Stewart. Country music artist Conway Twitty heard Stewart’s version on the radio and decided to record it. Twitty’s label released his cover in July 1974 as the second single from the album I’m Not Through Loving You Yet. “I See the Want To in Your Eyes” was Conway Twitty’s 11th number one on the country chart. For two weeks, the single ruled the charts. All in all, it was part of the list for a total of 13 weeks.

In “The Juice Is Loose”, a Family Guy episode, they featured a filmed performance of Twitty on That Good Ole Nashville Music singing the song. The song was aired in its entirety.

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