dark eyes lyrics – bob dylan

oh, the gentlemen are talking and the midnight moon is on the riverside,
they’re drinking up and walking and it is time for me to slide.
i live in another world where life and death are memorized,
where the earth is strung with lovers’ pearls and all i see are dark eyes.

a c*ck is crowing far away and another soldier’s 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,
whom nature’s beast fears as they come and all i see are dark eyes.

they tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes,
they tell me revenge is sweet and from where 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.

oh, the french girl, she’s in paradise and a drunken man is at the wheel,
hunger pays a heavy price to the falling gods of speed and steel.
oh, time is short and the days are sweet and p*ssion rules the arrow that flies,
a million faces at my feet but all i see are dark eyes.

/ bob dylan lyrics