March Monikers: “In Buddy’s Eyes”

FOLLIES

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March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.

“In Buddy’s Eyes” is one of the most poignant songs in Follies. On the surface, the song is about a woman who loves the way her husband sees her after many years of marriage. But this is a song by Stephen Sondheim, which means there’s more to it. Sally is actually more concerned with how Ben sees her than Buddy. Ben, who she has obsessively loved her whole life, is the reason she has come to the Follies reunion and it is by reminding Ben of the Sally she was so long ago that she hopes to win him back. Tragedy waits in the wings…

Keen to share your thoughts on “In Buddy’s Eyes”? Head on to the comment box at the end of this post.

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