This song was released in August of 1982: Eye In The Sky. It is written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. It would have been released right before my senior year in college. I do not remember where I was when I first heard it but I do remember this quotation from that time. It has haunted me ever since.
I was always known as a person in my younger years with a quick temper and little patience; but, by the time I heard this song, I was already on the path to correcting this problem. I had started practicing restraint and patience. I found out a little later that patience is good for your health since anger can cause aneurysms and heart attacks. Aristotle talked about the need for balancing emotions, and now I see why.
But, I am motivated by more than that. As I grow older, I think about what will I leave behind. One thing is for sure, I do not want to be remembered for saying words to loved ones that I am going to regret.
I like Alan Parsons, I have attended one of his concerts. So glad he wrote this song.
Don’t say words you’re gonna regret
Don’t let the fire rush to your head
I’ve heard the accusation before
And I ain’t gonna take any more, Believe me
The sun in your eyes
Made some of the lies worth believing
– Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons Project, 1982