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Publié par Moicani - L'Odéonie

 

 

Eyes are gone
you're complaining
and then, screaming at the ceiling

say you saw
spiders up there
well, I must admit I put them there

Oh, Yellow eyes, it's all O.K.
Yellow eyes, it's all O.K.

Oh, Yellow eyes, don't be afraid
Oh, Yellow eyes, Don't you!

The problem is
you're bad taste runs
to dirty old low-class films

Films like
"Sheila Goes To High School"
films like
"Funny Face Goes To Heaven" 

Oh, Yellow eyes, it's all O.K.
Yellow eyes, it's all O.K.

Oh, Yellow eyes, don't be afraid
Oh, Yellow eyes, don't you!

Stranger came back from Woodlawn
seems your daddy-boy, he's gone under water
now he works in Phoenix High School
seems his other side just took over

Oh, Yellow eyes, he's not the same
Oh, Yellow eyes, who you gonna blame?

Oh, Yellow eyes, don't be afraid
Oh, Yellow eyes, don't you be afraid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN EYES

translated into English by: Laurence Hope (1865-1904)

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    H Amber Eyes, oh Golden Eyes!
    Oh Eyes so softly gay!
    Wherein swift fancies fall and rise,
    Grow dark and fade away.
    Eyes like a little limpid pool
    That holds a sunset sky,
    While on its surface, calm and cool,
    Blue water lilies lie.

    Oh Tender Eyes, oh Wistful Eyes,
    You smiled on me one day,
    And all my life, in glad surprise,
    Leapt up and pleaded "Stay!"
    Alas, oh cruel, starlike eyes,
    So grave and yet so gay,
    You went to lighten other skies,
    Smiled once and passed away.

    Oh, you whom I name "Golden Eyes,"
    Perhaps I used to know
    Your beauty under other skies
    In lives lived long ago.
    Perhaps I rowed with galley slaves,
    Whose labour never ceased,
    To bring across Phoenician waves
    Your treasure from the East.

    Maybe you were an Emperor then
    And I a favourite slave;
    Some youth, whom from the lions' den
    You vainly tried to save!
    Maybe I reigned, a mighty King,
    The early nations knew,
    And you were some slight captive thing,
    Some maiden whom I slew.

    Perhaps, adrift on desert shores
    Beside some shipwrecked prow,
    I gladly gave my life for yours.
    Would I might give it now!
    Or on some sacrificial stone
    Strange Gods were satisfied,
    Perhaps you stooped and left a throne
    To kiss me ere I died.

    Perhaps, still further back than this,
    In times ere men where men,
    You granted me a moment's bliss
    In some dark desert den,
    When, with your amber eyes alight
    With iridescent flame,
    And fierce desire for love's delight,
    Towards my lair you come.

    Ah laughing, ever-brilliant eyes,
    These things men may not know,
    But something in your radiance lies,
    That, centuries ago,
    Lit up my life in one wild blaze
    Of infinite desire
    To revel in your golden rays,
    Or in your light expire.

    If this, oh Strange Ringed Eyes, be true,
    That through all changing lives
    This longing love I have for you
    Eternally survives,
    May I not sometimes dare to dream
    In some far time to be
    Your softly golden eyes may gleam
    Responsively on me?

    Ah gentle, subtly changing eyes,
    You smiled on me one day,
    And all my life in glad surprise
    Leaped up, imploring "Stay!"
    Alas, alas, oh Golden Eyes,
    So cruel and so gay,
    You went to shine in other skies,
    Smiled once and passed away.

 

 

 

 

She had the yellow eyes of opal moons 
So full of love, how could she see? 
He thought he'd drown in them 
So he set sail 
Gracefully she dreamed him free 

The Indian Ocean washed him on her shore 
Flat backed on a dirt packed floor 
One eye on the door 
You're ten thousand miles away 
As the birds fly, and you want to die 
Because you let her go 

You say, you say 

Oh when she holds me, nobody told me 
All of the fear her love would bring 
If you could see me 
Would you believe me darling 
That all my fear was only love 

He had a one time look at paradise 
A white light, it was bright to blinding paradise 
All of the angels that you can't see 
When you're equating love 
Equating love, with never being free 

And you say, you say  

Oh when she holds me, nobody told me 
All of the fear her love would bring 
If you could see me 
Would you believe me darling 
That all my fear was only love 

She had the yellow eyes of opal moons 
You looked away from them too soon 
The best I can say to you 
Though I don't know when 
Is that I know you'll feel this way 
I know, I know you'll feel this way again 

And next time 

Tell her you love her 
You're always with her 
Even when you are far away 
Cause if she could see you 
I think she'd believe you darling 
That all your fear was only love 
all your fear was only love

MINNIE DRIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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