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Calexico / Iron & Wine – Dark Eyes lyrics

Gentlemen are talking, midnight moon's on the riverside
Drinking up and walking, it's time for me to slide
I live in another world and life and death are memorized
Where the earth is strung with lover's pearls, I see all dark eyes

The c*** is crowing far away, soldiers, soldiers deep in prayer
Some mother's child has gone astray, she can't find him anywhere
But I can hear another drum beating for the dead that rise
'Cause nature's beast fears as they come, I see all dark eyes

They tell me to be discreet for intended, intended purposes
They tell me revenge is sweet, they stand, they stand, I'm sure it is
But I feel nothing for their game where beauty goes unrecognized
All I feel is heat and flame and all I see are dark eyes

A French girl, she's in paradise and a drunken man is at the wheel
Hunger pays a heavy price to falling Gods of speed and steel
Oh, time is short and the days are sweet
And passion rules the arrow that flies
And one million faces at my feet, I see, I see all dark eyes

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