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Black Eyes

oh, oh, why you wanna give me a black eye
I'm not the best man in this world, but I know that I'll do
oh, oh, why you wanna give me a black eye
I'm not the best man in this world, but I know that I'll do

coffee at 7 and then I'm at work by 9
I always thought the carefree style would be the way I lived my life
been trippin on 1992 when all you did was smile
I guess that that's what was on my mind the day I asked you to be my wife

now I say oh, oh, why you wanna give me a black eye
I'm not the best man in this world, but I'm the best one for you

I put away one day this week it was just for you and me
there was nothing much to fight about as far as I could see
do you remember when I was 8 and you were 5
I spent a lifetime with you girl and now you sock me in my eye

so I say oh, oh, why you wanna give me a black eye
I'm not the best man in this world, but I'm the best one for you

black eye, the soul brains, human rights

don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on the skinny puppy
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on the echo belly
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on the duran duran
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on the minute men
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on the o.m.d.
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths it'll be a catastrophe
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on anybody
don't put on the cure
don't put on the smiths
don't put on Ozomatli

love and creation
jah jah jah tell them bout jah nation
how we have to stand up and live
and give the children something to have
so they got a brand new soul
and everyone was in control
god bless jah jah people
yeah, come on in the family

oh, oh, oh, oh
oh, oh, oh, oh, ho
oh, oh, oh, oh, ho
breakdown

if you asked me I would cross the greatest ocean
with wieghts tied to my toes
I would do that
I would walk over burning coals I would even
jump the grand canyon on a motor bike
I would do that
there's so many things that I would do if you asked me to
but there is this one thing
you shouldn't ask me
don't never never ask me to turn down the Ziggens
I would not do that
so don't ask me


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  • +1
    General Comment...this song is amazing as is most of Bargain's stuff...but I've rarely had anyone listen to this track and not like it. Basically- he would do just about anything in this world for this girl and has, but he will not change or turn down the stereo which is playing his favorite band and friends of theirs, The Ziggens (legendary, surf-punk, hilarious Long Beach favorites).....this creates a fight and he gets lumped up by his girl resulted in said "Black Eye"..... The Ziggens are also mentioned in the Sublime song "Greatest Hits"....Bradley was a huge fan of their music as well and often covered Ziggens tunes. But check out more from Bargain Music...cause they fuckin' rock!! What up Josh?!
    shivashanon March 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so good.
    clairelyon October 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is rad, big ups!
    JHoffaon February 19, 2011   Link

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