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Keith Whitley Pours Out His Heart With Extraordinary Performance Of 'Don't Close Your Eyes'

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In 1989 Keith Whitley crossed the ocean and performed his heartbreaking hit song, "Don't Close Your Eyes" for his UK audience. Lucky them because, as always, his performance was definitely something to be remembered.

Written by Bob McDill, "Don't Close Your Eyes" was released in 1988 on Keith's album of the same name. It peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Some notable cover versions are by Alan Jackson, Kellie Pickler and The Voice's Jake Worthington.

Clad in turquoise fringe, he really wore all the emotions on his face that the song conveys, making our hearts cry out. It's one of those performances that mesmerize you, making it impossible to look away. But who would want to? Keith stuns, and though he was taken from us way too soon, he lives on through his one-of-a-kind music and breathtaking performances.

DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES LYRICS

I know you loved him
A long time ago
Even now in my arms
You still want him I know
But darling this time
Let your memories die
When you hold me tonight
Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Maybe I've been a fool
Holding on all this time
Lyin' here in your arms
Knowing he's in your mind
But I keep hoping some day
That you'll see the light
Let it be me tonight
Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

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