“In Another’s Eyes”
Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks
Written by Garth Brooks, John Peppard, and Bobby Wood
Radio & Records
#1 (2 weeks)
October 24 – October 31, 1997
Future partners Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks top the chart with their first full-fledged collaboration.
The Road to No. 1
This was the second single from Yearwood’s Songbook compilation, and was also included on Sevens, a Garth Brooks studio album that will produce additional No. 1 hits.
The No. 1
“Squeeze Me In” is the best single that this pair has sent to radio. “In Another’s Eyes” is a somewhat distant second.
It tells the tale of a married man having an affair with a married woman, and how their own guilt is overwhelming them as they deceive the spouses who have nothing but confidence in them being faithful.
The song’s melody stays stuck in first gear until the bridge, when both Yearwood and Brooks wail, “What they don’t see is killing me. It’s a blessing and a curse that love is blind.” It’s the most revealing line of the song, as both of them concede that the trust that they supposedly feel guilty about is also what allows them to keep running around together.
That’s the rub here: these are pretty terrible people, pretending to feel horrible about what they’re doing, while continuing to do it because they know their spouses won’t suspect something is up. They could fix their dilemma by telling the truth, but clearly have no intention of doing so.
The Road From No. 1
Brooks will return to No. 1 before year’s end with his next single, and Yearwood will do the same with hers in early 1998.
“In Another’s Eyes” gets a B-.
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