Song of the Day: Soldier’s Eyes by Jack Savoretti

Soldier’s Eyes is performed by Jack Savoretti and appears on the album Between The Minds (2007).

Lyrics:

Lately I’ve been wondering what’s been going on
I’ve been here before but I don’t remember when
And every time we get to where we’re entering
I feel my beliefs and hopes surrendering

But I know I’ll be coming home soon
Yes I know I’ll be coming home soon

‘Cause like the enemies that we are battling
I am nothing but a human alien
Left with nothing else but to keep wandering
Down this path whilst stopping my hands trembling

Because I know that I’ll be coming home soon
And yes I know that I’ll be coming home soon
With a soldier’s eyes
With a soldier’s eyes
With a soldier’s eyes

With a soldier’s eyes I’ve seen inside the devil’s dreams where young men die
And graveyards open up their arms for mothers left to cry
I have seen the bleeding and I hate what we’ve done
But just like every other fool here I’ll keep marching on

Because I know that I’ll be coming home soon
And yes I know that I’ll be coming home soon
With a soldier’s eyes
With a soldier’s eyes
With a soldier’s eyes
With a soldier’s eyes

……

Savoretti released his first single on 9 October 2006, called “Without”. The video, filmed in Mallorca, Spain, was directed by Oscar-nominated director Bobby Garabedian. The single charted at #90 in the UK Singles Charts and got B-Listed on Radio 2. His second single, “Dreamers”, was less successful, reaching #123 in the UK Singles Chart; it was also playlisted on Radio 2. Savoretti was then spotted by Corinne Bailey Rae, who invited Savoretti to perform with her on her European Tour. His album gained support on Radio 2, where it was declared Album of the Week. The album Between the Minds was released in March 2007, and it debuted at number 5 on the UK indie charts. animator and 3D director Saul Freed.[5] and Dr Frankenstein (23 July 2007). On 6 August 2007 he was made his television debut on GMTV, where he performed “Dr Frankenstein”. Throughout February and March 2008, Savoretti embarked on a solo Mini-Tour of Caffe Nero bars in the UK.

After his Caffe Nero tour he re-released his debut album Between the Minds with a bonus disc with unplugged versions of some of his songs, three new songs, as well as a live cover version of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” on 31 March 2008. Four days later, on 4 April 2008, he made another television performance, performing “Gypsy Love” on This Morning.

Savoretti joined Steve Booker (writer of Duffy’s “Mercy”) to write the A-side to his single, “Gypsy Love”, which captures the sincerity of Savoretti’s song writing. Songs such as the AA side of his single “One Man Band” are a testament to how he has spent the beginning of the year, and an expression of the ability showcase his voice impeccably without the support of a full band.

Two of his songs, featured in season 5 of the hit TV series One Tree Hill. Between the Minds was featured in the episode “Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now”, and “No One’s Aware” was featured in the episode “What Do You Go Home To?” “No One’s Aware” was also featured in the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, which was released in August in the US and was released in the UK in January 2009. His song “Chemical Courage” was featured on the A&E television series The Cleaner. The track “Soldier’s Eyes” from Between the Minds played over the closing credits of the second episode of the 5th Season of Sons Of Anarchy.

Savoretti toured Europe with Gavin DeGraw after he approached Savoretti asking him to be his support act. To coincide with Savoretti supporting DeGraw, Savoretti’s debut album, Between the Minds, was released on all European iTunes Stores.

Jack Savoretti

Birth name Jack Savoretti
Born 10 October 1983 (age 31)
Genres Acoustic, Folk, Pop
Instruments Guitar, Piano, Harmonica
Years active 2005–present
Labels BMG Chrysalis
Website jacksavoretti.com

image by jane-beata

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