Ever since I heard this song in my teens, in addition to liking it, I have always wondered about the title. Was it from a movie, was it a quote? It seemed like such an unusual title for a song, that I wondered where the writer the idea for it.
Here it is from YouTube (it’s performed by Bobby Vee):
So after all these years, I decided to research it on google and lo and behold it’s from a poem by Francis William Bourdillon (b. 1852).
“The Night Has A Thousand Eyes”
"THE NIGHT has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes, 5
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done."
Kinda depressing IMO, but my question is should/need attribution have been given?