Lyrics for Eyes.

Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley.

Eyes, I've seen in some crowded places
Staring from lonely faces
Wanting someone to want them too

Eyes that night after night are trying
to keep themselves from crying
making believe their dreams are true

But eyes of, someone who's in love
Who would ever have thought that I'd find them there

Eyes that watch as we drew together
wondering if we could ever
find all the love they've never known

Eyes that now we have left behind us
In places you never find us
where people go cause they're alone

Now I gaze in the eyes of the one I love
Now no longer alone and afraid and sad

Middle eight

Eyes, of someone who's in love
Who would ever have thought that I'd find them there

Eyes that watch as we drew together
Wondering if we could ever
Find all the love they've ever known

Eyes that now we have left behind us
In places you'll never find us
Where people go cause they're alone

Now I gaze in the eyes of the one I love
Now no longer alone and afraid
and saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad


Notes

One day Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley were sitting in the famous pub, The Old Bull And Bush in Hampstead. The conversation turned to the eponymous song which was a huge favourite on the popular TV show "The Good Old Days" IMDB Good Old Days which featured current stars doing music hall acts with a loquacious compere portrayed by Andrew Sachs. At the end of each show the whole cast and ensemble joined in with the finale song "Come come come and make eyes at me down at the Old Bull and Bush, come come drink some port wine with me down at the Old Bull and Bush..."
The audience were also encouraged to join in by the compere with the words "this time chiefly yourselves" The songwriting pair turned their attention to the tune and as many great writers have done they analysed it dismantled it and put it back together differently until they had the tune for Eyes.
The main surviving part of the lyrics was the "EYES" from come and make "eyes at me" and this became the focus ('scuse the pun) of the song.
It seems worth clearing something up at this point. The lyrics are not about repressed homosexuality. It is well known that Joe Meek was gay, and self evident that Howard and Blaikley were also, but that dos not mean that every song they wrote/produced had to be some secret message. H&B were inspired by watching a young couple gazing lovingly at each other and the lyrics, as can often happen, almost wrote themselves. The listener is free to interpret them in any way they chose but there was no specific gender or sexual orientation assigned to the characters in the song.