"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
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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 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 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
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    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
  • +1
    General Commentwell..
    i love this song!
    My dad told me it was about a guy talking to his ex-girlfriend about what they used to have.
    But the line "and my how have you grown" suggests that the girl is now pregnant.
    My dad said she was pragnant with his baby but i don't know.
    :)
    Royalgirl296121on July 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti meant pregnant with Van Morrison's baby!
    just in case there was any confusion.
    Royalgirl296121on July 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes he really sing "Bit by bit.." at the end? I thought he was singing "piboss, pitboss". No idea wy he would sing that though.
    stretchsaon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I thought it was about a Dad reminising about the times with his brown-eyed daughter when she was little and when they would play while all alone, and he could just enjoy himself without anyone around judging him. Then I heard the line making love in the green grass and it ruined the interpretation lol. Now I think its about a teenage relationship and they intimate things he would do with his brown-eyed girl when they were alone.
    Billcoton September 20, 2008   Link

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