Hungry Eyes

Album: A Portrait of Merle Haggard (1969)
  • A canvas-covered cabin in a crowded labour camp
    Stand out in this memory I revived
    'Cause my daddy raised a family there, with two hard-working hands
    And tried to feed my mama's hungry eyes

    He dreamed of something better, and my mama's faith was strong
    And us kids were just to young to realize
    That another class of people put us somewhere just below
    One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

    Mama never had the luxuries she wanted
    But it wasn't 'cause my daddy didn't try
    She only wanted things she really needed
    One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

    I remember daddy praying for a better way of life
    But I don't recall a change of any size
    Just a little loss of courage, as their age began to show
    And more sadness in my mama's hungry eyes

    Mama never had the luxuries she wanted
    But it wasn't 'cause my daddy didn't try
    She only wanted things she really needed
    One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

    Oh, I still recall my mama's hungry eyes Writer/s: Merle Haggard
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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