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My Friend Has Got Pretty Eyes

I dreamed I saw you yesterday
you were walking towards my door
I was so surprised to see you come my way
I forgot to ask what you'd come for

I said 'Come on in my kitchen'
You said 'No quotations, please!'
I said 'why don't we stop all this bitchin'
as I handed you the keys

So here's to you my foolish hidden friend
Don't ever think I'm through with you
But should I talk about the means to my end
it's got absolutely nothing to do with you

There's no kind of love I could give you
that you are prepared to take
But do you know about the pain that I live through
trying to maintain the dignity I fake?

Yes, you may refuse to be my lover
but I won't refuse to be your friend
Although I may have to go and love another
I will care for you until my very end

Your pretty eyes don't scare me now
but still I will play the fool for you
I'll buy drinks and roses, I'll bend and bow
slowly losing my cool for you

So if you try to start a conversation
don't feel offended if I don't respond
It's just my lack of concentration
after having been to hell's kitchen and beyond

I know you can meet a friendly stranger
in places where you would expect them least
Standing among the dogs looking for a manger
I'm looking for a beauty that's looking for a beast

Nothing really matters much to me
this song, this bar, or the world outside
but for the pleasure of your company
I'd trade my soul, my sanity, my pride

As the evening sun is shining upon my castle
and all its fading beauty
come on in, the gates are wide open
the sentries are off duty

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from I Scratch The Million Out Of Black Rain, released April 1, 2009
Thorsten Otto - bass guitar
Juliane Muschter - percussion
Halfblind Henry - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars

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