"Those Green Eyes" lyrics - THE AVETT BROTHERS

"Those Green Eyes"

Those green eyes, that black hair
Made me a sucker, standing there
At the remains of a high school football game
And it don't do me any good to remember you

In a world of tuxedos and red sequins
The jealous girl said "that's an ugly dress,"
But that dress sure did the trick for me
The picture in my mind is never hard to see

Fire in the sky, fourth of July
My heart turned cold as I watched her cry
In her despair I nearly lost my mind
It's like we started over a hundred thousand times

But those green eyes, that pass me by
I could not make her mine however hard I tried
And I am lonely now, but I've got my memory
Those green eyes and that black hair, they set me free