The song was written (and consequently served as the main theme) for the 1948 film Night Has a Thousand Eyes. The song has been recorded by a number of artists since its introduction, among them John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, UAB SuperJazz (featuring Ellis Marsalis), Harry Belafonte, Paul Desmond (with Jim Hall), Irene Kral, Harry Beckett, Petula Clark and Carmen McRae.
Don't whisper things you don't mean For words deep down inside can be seen by the night The night has a thousand eyes And it knows a truthful heart from one that lies
The romance may have cooled in the past My love for you will be everlasting and bright As bright as the starlit skies And the wondrous night that has a thousand eyes
I've lived my life walking through a dream For I knew that I would find this moment supreme A night of bliss and tender sighs And the smiling down of a thousand eyes
A night of bliss and tender sighs And the smiling down of a thousand eyes The night has a thousand eyes