"Brown Eyed Girl" as written by and Van Morrison....
Hey where did we go
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playin' a new game
Laughing and a running hey, hey
Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our hearts a thumpin' and you
My brown eyed girl
You're my brown eyed girl

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine
With a transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hiding behind a rainbow's wall
Slipping and sliding
All along the water fall, with you
My brown eyed girl
You're my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da

So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My how you have grown
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime I'm overcome thinking 'bout
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You're my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (lying in the green grass)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (sha la la la la la)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da


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"Brown Eyed Girl" as written by Van Morrison

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    General CommentAnal Sex "Down in the hollow", "Playing a new game", "Going down to the old mine", "Slipping and a-sliding" (lube), & "Making love in the green grass
    BEHIND the stadium". That last one might be a stretch but i'm pretty sure he's talking about hittin' that hershy highway. Or Maybe Not.
    StraitFacedGrinon June 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU?

    Why are some people so perverted that they interpret this song as a song about having anal sex with someone? Jeez, that's a very big stretch. It's disgusting. "Brown Eyed Girl" is a great song, I love it, and it's a love song about an old love between a boy and a girl. The narrator is looking back on his love with this girl, and then meets her again to see she's grown - as we all do.

    It's beautiful and it makes me sad that people think so many disgusting things about such a beautiful thing.
    Beatlesfan94on February 07, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI can't believe it took 3 pages of comments before mmmmmm22 got the right meaning... I mean I know it sounds like a love song on the surface, but, hey, all heroin inspired songs do. Yes, brown-eyed Susan is type of heroin. Yes, heroin is often personified as a girl because it interacts the same parts of the brain as sex. Also, because the withdrawal symptoms set in 12-24 hours after the last dose, the addict is compelled to do it often and thus feels as if he/she has formed a relationship with the drug. MANY lines in the song allude to smack but here are just a few - "Down in the hollow, playin a new game"[depressant in a needle, experimenting with h], "our hearts a-thumping" [makes one's blood pressure rise], "going down to the old mine" [again, "down" as in depressant, and "old mine" double meaning-vein and place to shoot up], "slipping and sliding" [trying to find a vein].
    No, I have never done heroin. Yes, I have read the wiki page and listened to my share of 70's music.
    allOfuRwrongon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti actually think its about falling in love with the girl next door first its all innocent they are kids
    the second verse they are hanging out starting to like each other a bit more
    last verse they are teenagers having a full on relationship
    this song gets very annoying after a while but its ok every now and than
    happyloveon January 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe that nobody has commented on this song! This is probably one of the best songs of all time. Interpetation is pretty literal; its about an old love he used to have, and his fond memories of the time and love they spent together.
    JennyMayKayon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho contributed these lyrics? cos there are so many mistakes! Instead of "My, where'd the times all gone" i think you'll find its "My, how you have grown" plus lots of other mistakes...a great song though, reminds me of an ex gf.
    turtonhoton April 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am a huge Van fan and though I do not consider this one of his best pieces I had to inform you of a little tidbit I fould out. The origional lyrics were 'Brown SKINNED girl' not browned eyed girl, but the lyrics were considered to controversial at the time and they were changed. Sweet Thing is still the greatest Van song of all time and possibly the greatest song ever written in my mind.
    rvmcdon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me wish my eyes were brown
    jeannieon July 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHeh, we play this song every year at our camp's dance. It's a tradition.
    Nikkouon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know this site is called "song meanings" but cant you people leave you other people alone? Here are some fine individuals who have some very fond memories of this song that involves people they love, and you other people come on and try to taint them. Im not sayin you other people are wrong, just dont delight in ruining it for others. Oh yeah and i love this song no matter what meaning it might possess.
    ScoobyZdon April 17, 2004   Link

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