The title and idea for the song came when Glenn Frey and Don Henley were in their favourite Los Angeles restaurant/bar Dan Tana’ which was frequented by many beautiful women, and they started talking about beautiful women who were cheating on their husbands. They saw a beautiful young woman with a fat and much older wealthy man, and Frey said: "She can't even hide those lying eyes."
I have always found Frey’s sentiments to be true and feel that one’s eyes are the best beacons of either truth or lies. As a Relaxation Trainer for fifty years, I am well-enough acquainted with stress points in a person’s overall look and stance to know when someone is lying to me, even when they are stood with their back to me! As a rule, when a person is engaged in a deceitful action, both shoulders rarely remain horizontal and the distance between both feet are unknowingly narrowed by them. Arms are less subtle and unless they are good liars, their fingers are never distanced and form a part of closed hands instead of open ones. Lying well and getting away with it is an art that few people master. The speech of a liar is different to normal as their unconscious anxiety will shorten their breathing pattern. Sometimes, the volume of their voice is changed to one that is less natural in delivery and more deliberate in pronunciation.
Turn the person around and have them facing you however, and while all those characteristics still remain, they are not as prominent as previously. Merely looking face-to-face at you changes the strength of all the previous observations that you were able to observe but were being made by the subject subconsciously. Facing you causes them to be more on their guard, as looking at the person one is talking to (even when such talk is untruthful) automatically reduces stress levels. The most common feature indicating deceit is the other person avoiding direct eye contact with you (not looking away from you, back and forth, while maintaining conversation). and excessive blinking of eyelids, in addition to any sign of those body indicators previously mentioned. The most prominent of all deceit being practised will always lay in the stance, hands, breathing pattern and the nature of eye contact. While well practised liars can manipulate these body indicators, as far as I know, the eyes never lie!
By all means, test out these indicators I have identified on your family and partners, but please don’t end your 40-year-marriage with a loving partner because he/she fits into ‘the liar’ category on a couple of pointers. He/she might be telling an untruth to maintain a closely guarded secret from you as they make extensive preparations for some surprise occasion in the future. By all means, stay alert to the possibility of something not being entirely above board whenever the eyes indicate such.
Surely, we have all seen a screen shot on the television or in a film when a couple are entwined in a seemingly romantic embrace, yet the face of one of them (which is concealed from the other), reveals a very different story to what is being told in the mind and arms of their partner.
Love and peace. Bill xxxx