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Song title: I wish I were blind

I wish I were blind

I love to see the cottonwood blossom in the early spring
I love to see the message of love that the bluebird brings
But when I see you walking with him down along the strand
I wish I were blind when I see you with your man

I love to see your hair shining in the long summer’s light
I love to watch the stars fill the sky on a summer night
The music plays, you take his hand
I watch how you touch him as you start to dance
And I wish I were blind when I see you with your man

We struggle here but all our love’s in vain
And these eyes that once filled me with your beauty now fill me with pain
And the light that once entered here is banished from me
And this darkness is all, baby, that my heart sees

And though the world is filled with the grace and beauty of God’s hand
Oh I wish I were blind when I see you with your man

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 06/05/1992 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 23/02/2014 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley ,Australia

Song 'history':

Published on HUMAN TOUCH, in 1992.
During the Human Touch tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Included in the (UN)PLUGGED official release, in mid 1993
In the Ghost of Tom Joad tour, the song was only practiced (27/04/1996 Royal Albert Hall, London ,GB, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Soundchecked, but never played, during the Reunion tour
Played once in the whole Rising tour (04/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA)
Just less than a dozen shots during the Devils and Dust tour
One only rendering for this song in the Wrecking Ball tour (16/05/2013 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning ,Denmark)
Played once in the whole High Hopes tour (23/02/2014 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley ,Australia)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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