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Thread #11898   Message #3902268
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Jan-18 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: 'Conversation' songs
Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE EYES (Shel Silverstein)
BLUE EYES
As recorded by Shel Silverstein (and a female vocalist unknown to me) on "Inside Folk Songs" (1962)

--I see you're all alone,
Sittin' at the bar.
Can I sit down beside you, blue eyes?

--Well you see, my boyfriend just went into the washroom,
And he'll be right back,
And he's seven feet tall,
And he always carries a gun.

--Ah, well, if I beat up your boyfriend,
And I take away his gun,
And I sit down beside you,
Can I buy you a drink, blue eyes?

--I'm drinking Piper-Heidseick champagne that costs thirty-five dollars a bottle.

--Ah, well, if I beat up your boyfriend
And I take away his gun,
And I sit down beside you,
And I buy a bottle of thirty-five-dollar Piper-Heidseick champagne,
Can I drive you home, blue eyes?

--I live in Philadelphia.

--Ah, well, if I beat up your boyfriend,
And I take away his gun,
And I sit down beside you,
And I buy a thirty-five-dollar bottle of Piper-Heidseick champagne,
And I drive you to Philadelphia,
Can I walk you to the door, blue eyes?

--There's a big moat around my house,
And it's full of crocodiles and alligators,
And there's a terrible undertow.

--Ah, well, if I beat up your boyfriend,
And I take away his gun,,
And I sit down beside you,
And I buy a thirty-five-dollar bottle of Piper-Heidseick champagne,
And I drive you to Philadelphia,
And I swim across the moat,
And I avoid the crocodiles and the alligators,
And I don't get sunk by the undertow,
Will you ask me to come in, blue eyes?

--Well, you see, it's very late,
And my mother's probably waiting up for me,
And I think she washed the floor,
And it's covered with newspapers,
And besides, we got this big dog that whenever a stranger comes in, he starts to bark and bite you,
And my father's worried about paying off the mortgage on the house,
Which will cost five thousand three hundred twenty-two dollars,
And it's very late,
And I've got to wash my hair,
And I have to get up very early for...

--You don't... You don't really... You don't really want me to take you home, do you?

--Well, you see, it's very late,
And my mother's probably waiting up for me,
And I think she....

--You see... Wait, wait, wait... You don't... You don't really... You don't really want me to take you home.

--Well, you see, it's very late,
And my mother's probably....

--You don't... You don't really like me, do you? You don't really care about me.

--Well, you see, it's very late...

--Never mind. Forget it.