A precursor to a full-fledged documentary song, “I Lay My Eyes on You” relates Hannah Batley and Malcolm Brooks’s impressions of Barbara Brooks’s work balance with 2 year-old Ian in childcare.
 
Clio Berta selected this song to illustrate as part of the Documentary Art Project.
 
Hannah Batley – vocals
Nora Willauer – cello
Malcolm Brooks – guitar, bass, and mandolin
 
I fill my coffee cup
The work is piling up
How am I going to get through this?
I see your photograph and breathe easy
Another marathon and then

I lay my eyes on you and rejoice
I feel at peace and listen to your sweet voice
I lay my eyes on you and rejoice
I feel at peace and listen to your sweet, sweet voice
 
I’m banging on the keys
And watch the cursor freeze
I don’t have time to start over
I think about your laugh and breathe easy
Another afternoon and then
 
I lay my eyes on you and rejoice…
 
I think about your day
Hope that you ran and played
Maybe they read you a story
I know they love you too, it’s so easy
I’m just a drive away and then
 
I lay my eyes on you and rejoice

 
Mastered by Pat Keane

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