Most South Africans know the famed Blue Eyes by Springbok Nude Girls. It has become some what of an nostalgic anthem, being used in multiple ads and sang by the masses.
The other day I had an interesting conversation as someone told me that the song is based on a father that kills his entire family and blue eyes is his daughter that got away. He sing to her that he is coming for her and that killing her too is his ticket out. I was so shocked that I immediately played the song to find proof. As the lyrics played "Sorry to say the others didn't make it", "love you to death", "while I feed my arms for love murder", I realised once again how we sing along without knowing what we are singing.
I went online to try and find the bands opinion on the song and all I could get is a quoted letter to Honda, who used the song in one of their ads.
"The song’s lyrics do not speak of any specific incidence or endorse violence in any way. ‘Blue Eyes’ was written as a lament to the tragedy of family murder, a relevant issue in South Africa when we first released the song in 1997. The intention in the song is to describe the tragic emotion that ensues in a family through the intensity of facing its own destruction."
What do you think of this?