“In the twilight glow I seen her/ blue eyes crying in the rain”
The sparsity of “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” is hauntingly beautiful from just the opening lines alone. Excellently placed in the daring (and spare) concept album Red Headed Stranger that brought WIllie Nelson more fame and acclaim the songwriter could have ever dreamed of; it’s one of those few songs, the words spare but overwhelmingly descriptive, that could pass as poetry. It’s a moment that’s lost in time for the poor narrator, a love lost, yet permanently etched in memory, and the song in ours as well. Simply beautiful, honest, and bare.