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|French to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
|French term or phrase: Je n'ai que les yeux pour toi|
|what does this mean?|
|I Only Have Eyes for You|
A Frank Sinatra song; words by Warren/Dubin:
My love must be a kind of blind love
I can't see anyone but you
And dear, I wonder if you find love
An optical illusion, too?
Are the stars out tonight?
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
'Cause I only have eyes for you, dear
The moon may be high
But I can't see a thing in the sky
'Cause I only have eyes for you.
I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue
You are here, so am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you
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I have eyes for only you...
This is actually French, and it means that somebody is in love/lust with only the person they are speaking to.
Something interesting I found on the web:
"At times, adverbs can be placed (almost) anywhere with equivalent effect. But sometimes meaning can be affected by what they modify (generally the word that immediately follows).
[Only I have eyes for you. (No one else has eyes for you.)]
[I only have eyes for you. (I have them but I don't hold them, sell them, or do anything else with them.)]
[I have only eyes for you. (. . . no ears, nose or throat)]
[I have eyes only for you. (. . . not with you, to you or against you, among other things)]
[I have eyes for only you. (not for anyone else)]
[I have eyes for you only. (Moot. Could be considered to mean "I have eyes for you alone," as opposed to you in combination with anyone or anything else, but commonly taken as equivalent to "I have eyes for only you.")]"