A Pair of Brown Eyes

Album: Rum Sodomy & the Lash (1985)
Charted: 72
  • One summer evening drunk to hell
    I stood there nearly lifeless
    An old man in the corner sang
    Where the water lilies grow
    And on the jukebox johnny sang
    About a thing called love
    And its how are you kid and whats your name
    And how would you bloody know?
    In blood and death neath a screaming sky
    I lay down on the ground
    And the arms and legs of other men
    Were scattered all around
    Some cursed, some prayed, some prayed then cursed
    Then prayed and bled some more
    And the only thing that I could see
    Was a pair of brown eyes that was looking at me
    But when we got back, labeled parts one to three
    There was no pair of brown eyes waiting for me

    And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    For a pair of brown eyes

    I looked at him he looked at me
    All I could do was hate him
    While Ray and Philomena sang
    Of my elusive dream
    I saw the streams, the rolling hills
    Where his brown eyes were waiting
    And I thought about a pair of brown eyes
    That waited once for me
    So drunk to hell I left the place
    Sometimes crawling sometimes walking
    A hungry sound came across the breeze
    So I gave the walls a talking
    And I heard the sounds of long ago
    From the old canal
    And the birds were whistling in the trees
    Where the wind was gently laughing

    And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    A rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    For a pair of brown eyes
    For a pair of brown eyes

    And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I'll go
    For a pair of brown eyes
    For a pair of brown eyes Writer/s: Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Bob from Southfield, MiI like the version by Peter Case recorded on his first solo album.
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