Green Eyes A-Flashing

Lyrics: Stephen Love
Music: Stephen Love

Played by the New Riders of the Purple sage in the late 1970s.

She was raised as a mama should be
Down in Southern California
And with fire in her eyes, delighted surprise
And a look that would kind of haunt you

But one step higher in the rock and roll fires
Bound to put you through a change of tune
And with family ties and big city lights
Tell me what's a girl to do

And when I think about the things she'd been through
I sing, green eyes a-flashing
She was always ready for action
When I sing one, two, three, four
She was always ready for more

Hard times in the rock and roll band
Rock me baby, can't you see
And after all these times and all these lines
It's hard to take it easily

Well it's an easy thing to be afraid
When you're out on the harmony
But listen it's an easy [thing]
When you harmonising still for free


And when I thnk about it
Something in the time of your life
There's not a thing you'd want to see
But who can tell, yes I don't know
And it's your time, well it's got to be

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1978 Marin County Line


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