Sweet Eyes

Hey little girl your eyes sure were sweet
I remember when I met you on that dirty Brooklyn street
You were working that picture booth by the elevated train
If we had another day girl, we just might have beat that game

But the laws of life are simple
And time it won’t stand still
If we didn’t learn to let it go
We would surely have been killed

Dog days of summer,
Big city heat
Junkies on the corner baby,
Policemen on the beat

Crumbled buildings,
Crumbled lives
Yet through it all my pretty girl
You just simply smiled and tried

Oh little girl
Your eyes sure were sweet
Hey little girl
You sure were sweet

Remember on that August night
My brother’s car and we took flight
From that crowded corner and the Kings County crime
To Breezy Point on the Rockaway line

We kicked off our shoes and we ran on the beach
Our hearts and our souls for the moment did reach
And I knew that I’d miss you, yes I knew that I’d miss you
When I had to leave

Oh little girl
Your eyes sure were sweet
Hey little girl
You sure were sweet

Remember on that August night
My brother’s car and we took flight
From that crowded corner and the Kings County crime
To Breezy Point on the Rockaway line

We kicked off our shoes and we ran on the beach
Our hearts and our souls for the moment did reach
And I knew that I’d miss you, yes I knew that I’d miss you
When I had to leave

Copyright 2010
US Library of Congress SRu000958566

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