Eagles - Lyin’ eyes
Tekst en muziek: Don Henley en Glenn Frey
(1975)






City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man and she won’t have to worry
She’ll dress up all in lace and go in style



Late at night a big ole house gets lonely
I guess, every form of refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only
Given to a man with hands as cold as ice



So, she tells him she must go out for the evening
To comfort an old friend who’s feeling down
But he knows where she’s going as she’s leaving
She is headed for the cheatin’ side of town



You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now, you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes



On the other side of town a boy is waiting
With firey eyes and dreams no one could steal
She drives on through the night anticipating
’Cause he makes her feel, the way she used to feel



She rushes to his arms, they fall together
She whispers: “It’s only for a while”
She swears that soon she’ll be coming back forever
She pulls away and leaves him with a smile



You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now, you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes



She gets up and pours herself a strong one
And stares out at the stars up in the sky
Another night, it’s gonna be a long one
She draws the shade and hangs her head to cry



She wonders how it ever got this crazy
She thinks about a boy she knew in school
Did she get tired or did she just get lazy
She’s so far gone, she feels just like a fool



My, oh my, you sure know how to arrange things
You set it up so well, so carefully
Ain’t it funny how your new life didn’t change things
You’re still the same ole girl you used to be



You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now, you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
Honey, you can’t hide your lyin’ eyes









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