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In Your Eyes was the Irish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 in Millstreet performed by Niamh Kavanagh. It is a powerful ballad where the singer tells how, after being lonely, she has found love and heaven in her lover's arms and how it had changed her.

It was performed fourteenth on the night, following Sweden and preceding Luxembourg. In one of the most exciting final voting sequences in contest history, the song won with 187 points, giving Ireland its second consecutive victory and fifth overall, tying France and Luxembourg (it would break its own record a year later). The song became the biggest-selling single in Ireland for 1993.

Lyrics

Showing no emotion, my feelings locked inside
I made myself an island, trying to take my heart and hide
I built a wall around me, afraid of letting go
But suddenly an open door I never saw before
 
In your eyes (Your eyes)
I see the light leading me home again
It's heaven in your arms, my love
My heart is in your hands
(Heaven in your arms)
In your eyes (Your eyes)
Seems so right
I see forever in your smile
This woman is a child again
(In your eyes)
 
Love's been building bridges between your heart and mine
I'm safe here on my island, but I'm out on the edge this time
I built a wall around me, thought I'd save myself the pain
Your touch swept me away, now I'll never play it safe again
 
In your eyes (Your eyes)
I see the light leading me home again
It's heaven in your arms, my love
My heart is in your hands
(Heaven in your arms)
In your eyes (Your eyes)
Seems so right
I see forever in your smile
This woman is a child again
 
I've never been this close
How do I know love will survive?
I'm walking a tightrope
Here, in your arms, I'm alive
 
I'm in your eyes (Your eyes)
I see the light
I see forever in your smile
This woman is a child again
 
I'm in your eyes (In your eyes)
(I see the light leading me home again)
I see the light, I see the light
(It's heaven in your arms, my love)
(My heart is in your hands)
Whoa...
(In your eyes, feels so right)
I see forever in your smile
This woman is a child again
When I look in your eyes

Trivia

  • Niamh's co-workers at the Allied Irish Bank took out an ad in one of the local Irish papers telling her to take the following Monday off if she won the contest. Coincidentally, she never returned to her job after the victory.

Video

Niamh Kavanagh....In Your Eyes....(1993) Irish Music...03:13

Niamh Kavanagh....In Your Eyes....(1993) Irish Music....Full Screen

Eurovision 1993 - Ireland - Niamh Kavanagh - In your eyes -HQ STEREO SUBTITLED-02:57

Eurovision 1993 - Ireland - Niamh Kavanagh - In your eyes -HQ STEREO SUBTITLED-

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