I would not call Crystal Gayle’s Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue a sad song. Its lyrics are sad but the music prevents any tears that I might have shed. The lyrics do not inhibit the music’s ability to make me smile. So the music wins. It softens the blow of the lyrics. My brown eyes don’t turn blue and they are not supposed to. This warm song is a pleasure to listen to. I never would have thought that a song about someone’s sadness could be this delightful.