“There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, and it’s bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare
See how I’ll leave with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch
And it’s bringing me out the dark
The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep” – Rolling in the Deep performed by Adele
This song was for Michael Hutchence after he broke my heart. I again make reference to Billy Squier’s “In The Dark”, to Def Leppard’s ’83 Pyromania album, to the ’97 movie Titanic which I often made references to, and to “The Open Door” which would go on to be the title of Evanescence’s 2006 album. I also make reference to the 1960 French film Breathless by Jean-Luc “Godard”, this was my way of drawing a connection to knowing Stuart Goddard better known as Adam Ant. One other reference is to Michael Jackson’s hair catching fire during the taping of the Pepsi Commercial.
“Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there”
This line is me making a reference to Australia being called “Down Under”. The name Adele is the name of an island in Western Australia. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Blue is Aussie slang for redhead (me).
I watch you on the tv–you’re with me every place I go
I’m caught up in the daydream–I’m into everyone you know
Turn on the action–grab every minute
Learn every lesson–then live to regret it
I’m so distracted–my mind’s disengaged
Sharin’ the moments when you’re all the rage
I got my eyes on you
Got my eye on you… – Eye On You performed by Billy Squier
The idea for Eye On You came from Def Leppard’s groupie pass (shown). It actually became quite the theme for cover art for other artists as well, other’s I wrote songs for.
It was used as cover art for the movie ’90 Frankenstein Unbound which Michael Hutchence of INXS had a small role as poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Hutch knew I was a Shelley fan and actually have a collection of his poetry which was collected by his wife Mary Shelley author of the original Frankenstein.
Def Leppard used the eye on the cover art for their ’92 Adrenalize album.
Nickelback used it on the cover art for their 2001 album Silver Side Up which includes songs I wrote.
And, the band Skillet’s 2009 album which includes the song “Awake and Alive” which I wrote. I named the band Skillet for that oh, so southern of accessories which comes in hand when you need to beat some lousy jerk over the head with it. Next time I promise to make sure there is not hot oil in it.