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black looks

#520 - about time to update my collections - just mentioning (and reminding myself).

The idea was to have a line like "why do you cast that black look you cast from your clear blue eyes", and possibly mention some more colors in the chorus. There were several approaches and rewrites that I won't bore you with. Here's the result:

I'm not a two-faced man
I'm not deceitful or mean
I did not cheat on you
always kept myself clean

that's why I don't understand
what has got you worked up
what I could possibly do
that would make it stop

why do your clear blues eyes cast looks so black
what have I done that you go green on me
you know, I'm quite prepared to wave the white flag
and be the colorless man that you want me to be

we've lead a decent life
as far as I can see*
contented and calm
(just) as it should be

that's why I don't understand
what has got you worked up
what I could possibly do
that could make it stop

why do your clear blues eyes cast looks so black
what have I done that you go green on me
you know, I'm quite prepared to hoist the white flag
and be the colorless man that you want me to be

why do your clear blues eyes cast looks so black
what have I done that you go green on me
you know, I'm quite prepared to hoist the white flag
and be the colorless man that you want me to be


*here the stress must be put on the second "as" to make the line flow well.

I couldn't come up with a bridge, to me the verses 1 and 3 have already said it all. With regard to content the third verse could make a bridge. The verses 2 and 4 also serve as lifts and therefore should have a tune that differs from the preceding verses (... which would actually make them real lifts although they have the same meter and rhyme pattern as the 'regular' verses').