Prettiest Eyes
The Beautiful South Lyrics


Line one is the time
That you, you first stayed over at mine
And we drank our first bottle of wine
And we cried

Line two we're away
And we both, we both had nowhere to stay
Well the bus-shelter's always OK
When you're young
Now you're older and I look at your face
Every wrinkle is so easy to place
And I only write them down just in case
That you die

Let's take a look at these crows feet, just look
Sitting on the prettiest eyes
Sixty 25th of Decembers
Fifty-nine 4th of Julys
Not through the age or the failure, children
Not through the hate or despise
Take a good look at these crows feet
Sitting on the prettiest eyes

Line three I forget
But I think, I think it was our first ever bet
And the horse we backed was short of a leg
Never mind

Line four in a park
And the things, the things that people do in the dark
I could hear the faintest beat of your heart
Then we did

Now you're older and I look at your face
Every wrinkle is so easy to place
And I only write them down just in case
You should die

Lets take a look at these crows feet, just look
Sitting on the prettiest eyes
Sixty 25th of Decembers
Fifty-nine 4th of Julys
You can't have too many good times, children
You can't have too many lines
Take a good look at these crows feet
Sitting on the prettiest eyes

Well my eyes look like a map of the town
And my teeth are either yellow or they're brown
But you'll never hear the crack of a frown
When you are here
You'll never hear the crack
Of a frown

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DAVE ROTHERAY, PAUL HEATON

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Comments from YouTube:

Terry Moran

Such an underrated song from one of the best English bands of the last 35 yrs. Paul Heaton is class.

riggstwenty2

At the ripe old age of 52 here in 2020 , I have become a huge Beautiful South fan having paid them little attention in the past. How did I miss such talent ! The Albums with Jacqui Abbott are truly wonderful !

Laura Corkin

The vocal harmonies give me such joy and peace. Beautiful song ❤️

colin ratford

The lyrics simply blow my mind.....such a clever song

john lannin

One of the best songs ever written. Like a fine red wine, better with age

Jenny

Exactly ,couldn't have said it better 👏 👍 👌 🙌 😉
Jenny Guernsey 🇬🇬 ♥ ❤

Grover Bennington

The lyrics speak volumes ..an interesting life is what matters..

Michael Hoggarth

Class song... Means a great deal....

Eleanor Jane

Wicked song!!! GET UP Paul Heaton, you aint dead yet, GIVE US MORE!!! <3 x

DJ Grim

He and Jacqui are continually releasing new material and touring together

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