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Hungry Eyes

In the style of

Merle Haggard

Lyrics

a canvas
covered cabin
in a crowded
labor camp
stand out
in this memory
i revive

'cause my daddy
raised a family there
with two
hardworkin' hands
and tried to feed
my mama's
hungry eyes

he dreamed of
somethin' better
and my mama's
faith was strong
and us kids
were just too young
to realize

that another
class of people
put us somewhere
just below
one more reason
for my mama's
hungry eyes

mama
never had
the luxuries
she wanted
but it wasn't
'cause my daddy
didn't try

she only wanted
things she
really needed
one more reason
for my mama's
hungry eyes

i remember
daddy prayin'
for a better
way of life
but i don't recall
a change of any size

just a little loss
of courage
as their age
began to show
and more sadness
in my mama's
hungry eyes

mama
never had
the luxuries
she wanted
but it wasn't
'cause my daddy
didn't try

she only wanted
things she
really needed
one more reason
for my mama's
hungry eyes

oh i still recall
my mama's
hungry eyes

Details

  • Duration : 3:25
  • Key : D
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1969
  • Language : English

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