"Sunkeneyed Girl" as written by and Mike Doughty....
Sunkeneyed girl in the sandwich shop
Ladle my soup from the kettle pot so
Swooning my self with the smolder looks
Parsing that gaze for the right intentions
Sunkeneyed girl don't let me go
You're the world and you barely know so

You are the drinks I drink and keep drinking and fall down stumble
All of the things I think and keep thinking and lie down tremble
All these fears are bound to fall

Sunkeneyed girl on the ludlow street
Junkieland once but they swept it up so
Singing my mind singing you're so sweet
I need a bundle of dope just to numb it out
'Cause I'm feeling so good that it hurts my skin
Feeling so good I could do myself in

You are the drinks I drink and keep drinking and lay down tremble
All of the blinks I blink and keep blinking and fall down stumble
All these fears and bound to fall

I'm no prize for you
No trophy too
Keep walking through
And I'm not worth a dime
I'll drag you down
Don't waste your time

Sunkeneyed girl on delancey st
Bulletproof glass in the KFC
So keep the man safe in his paper hat
Keep the wrong hands off the biscuit fortune
Sunkeneyed girl don't let me go
You're the world and you barely know so

I'm no prize for you
No trophy too
Keep walking through
And I'm not worth a dime
I'll drag you down
Don't waste your time


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"Sunkeneyed Girl" as written by Mike Doughty

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    General CommentWow, great song. My favorite off of Haunted Melodic. Obiviously its about a girl. I think MD is talking about a girl that the he has feelings for, but, she has no idea. Don't we all feel that way sometimes?
    BurnYourFriendson June 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing lyrics in this one, as usual...

    I think its about a crush on a girl. They're beautiful lyrics for a very simple concept.
    cdconnon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe CD is Haughty Melodic. The songs about a girl he likes but he seems to think that he's not good enough (but I'm no prize for you).
    amazon_0505on February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol this song is the story of my life i still feel the same way with the girl i've been dating for almost 2 years- he really captures the emotion if you look at it the right way.
    NarrowSoulon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is more about him than the girl. Its really beautiful and I love it. In New York more than anyother place I've lived, you find yourself sort of falling in love with people you never spoke to. The description "sunken eyed girl in the sandwich shop" is so great, because I see him seeing a girl that just sort of has some tragic quality that he falls in love with. But then, he can't even entertain the fantasy because he reflects on all the ways he's not good for her. "sunkeneyed girl on the ludlow street
    junkieland once but they swept it up" speaks to that, to his history with drugs.

    Love this song.
    dcicirellion May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are "you're the 'whole' world"

    I thought he wasn't falling in love but lust. I feel like he's talking about 3 different girls or a type of girl. And how he just uses girls. The drinks he drinks and keeps drinking. He sings about how he's not worth their time. He doesn't like this about himself but can't help scoping them out. And Sunken-eyed girl is a type of girl that he likes.
    Origamijoeon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'll Drink to that, Origamijoe.
    DeadEvanon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song but for some reason the phrase I can't get out of my head is "biscuit fortune."
    inhumandecencyon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about one or more girls... Either way works for me. Another thing I like about this song is the clever and subtle drug references throughout... 'junkieland', 'bundle of dope', 'I'm not worth a *dime*' Definitely seems to recall his past experiences with drugs. Seems as though he's lamenting that he's not worthy of this/these girl(s) due to his habit.
    jjgbaon June 23, 2009   Link

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