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A Pair Of Brown Eyes

  • (Shane McGowan)
  • One summer evening drunk to hell
    I sat there nearly lifeless.
    And old man in the corner sang
    where the water lilies grow.
    And on the jukebox Johnny sang
    about a thing called love.
    And it's how you are kid and what's 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.
    The prayed then 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 labelled
    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 sand
    of my elusive dreams.
    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.


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Quelle: Shane McGowan

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