Ee-I-Adio

Album: See the Writing on the Wall (1979)
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  • {Words & Music: Hazel O'Connor}

    Red ringed the eyes of the women who cried to the night
    Black and possessed are the eyes of the man who drank to no foresight
    Then suffer little children, a haunted dream
    Bright eyes, scared eyes, a silent scream
    Now why'd you make me hit you - he'd say
    Leave me alone I hate you - she'd say
    Suffer little children, hear and have no say

    [CHORUS:]
    A leopard can't change his spots
    A tiger can't change his stripes
    EE-I-addio
    Mum and Dad still have their frights

    This woman she takes a couple of pills to hide
    When there's no place to run you'd better just shut the door inside
    Well, riddle me when is a home not a home
    When you're twenty floors up and your love has gone
    Your love was spent on fairy soap
    For hands that do dishes and hang your hopes
    On children who in turn look back to you

    [CHORUS]

    Riddle me when is a home not a home
    When you're twenty floors up and your love has gone
    Your love was spent on fairy soap
    For hands that do dishes and hang your hopes
    On children who in turn look back to you

    [Repeat CHORUS to Fade]



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