Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

I am blogging to get a song out of my head.

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? I can’t stand it. Whenever Mike wants to annoy me, he sings “Little Willy” by The Sweet, which he knows gets stuck in my head like whoa.

But for once, that’s not stuck. Instead, “Green Eyes” from Coldplay has taken up permanent residence during the past four days.

See, when I was pregnant, I always wondered what color eyes Ryan would have. I suspected they’d be brown but hoped they’d be blue. Not for one moment did I even consider they might be green.

But they are. Oh, are they green. And boy, do I love them.

They’re not a typical bright green. They’re sort of a dark, subdued green. And I know they could still keep changing, but they are beautiful.

Pictures do not do them justice, but that doesn’t stop me from constantly trying to capture them. I think this is the closest I’ve ever come:

Our sixth month photographer did a much better job:


So, I sometimes call Ryan “green eyes,” and I am forever telling him how much I love his pretty eyes. I was doing just that on Saturday, when Mike started singing to himself.

Usually, I ignore Mike’s random singing. Because if Mike is awake for 16 hours out of the day, he is singing to himself for at least 4 of those hours (more on the weekends). But the words caught my attention this time. What song is that? I asked.

Green eyes.

There’s a song called ‘Green Eyes’?? Why do I not know about this?!

So he pulled it up on YouTube. And I fell in love.

I should have written it.

Listen here.

Read here:

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand

And I came here to talk

I hope you understand

The green eyes
Yeah the spotlight shines upon you

And how could

Anybody deny you?

I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter now I’ve met you

And honey you should know

That I could never go on without you

Green eyes

Honey you are the sea
Upon which I float
And I came here to talk

I think you should know

The green eyes
You’re the one that I wanted to find

And anyone who

Tried to deny you would be out of their minds

‘Cause I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter since I’ve met you

Honey you should know

That I could never go on without you

Green eyes

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand

I even teared up typing that. I listen to the song and feel that my heart might just burst out of my chest. I sometimes have to hold my hand to my heart to try to contain it in my body.

And that’s all nice and sweet and sentimental… but it’s been FOUR DAYS, people. I’m a wreck!

I need suggestions for getting this song out of my head. I’m desperate.

(Mike: Belting out “Little Willy” as a way to force “Green Eyes” out does NOT count as helping. FYI in advance. Thanks.)