"Green Earrings" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
Cold, daring
No flies on me
Sorry, angel
I must take what I see
Green earrings
I remember
The rings of rare design
I remember
The look in your eyes
I don't mind

Greek medallion
Sparkles when you smile
Sorry, angel
I get hungry like a child

Green earrings
I remember
The rings of rare design
I remember
The look in your eyes
I don't mind


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"Green Earrings" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentThis dude is caught up in a total moment: Sparkly earrings, a smile, lust and impulse. At that moment, she turns and gives him a look: I don't mind! Yes, I know you are consumed at this point, but I don't mind. That's all.. It happened in a split second. He's looking at her, and she's looking through him.
    cbmira01on July 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about a jewel thief who will even steal from his lover.
    aic22on August 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you follow the Dan you know what the song is about. I must take what i see.The rings of rare design. You figure out the rest.Some of you people took one too many acid trips!! A jewel thief.
    mrsagflyon March 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentummmm....no really it's about a jewel thief
    aic22on December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis may be taking it wayyy too far, but it could be about rape. The look in your eye BUT I don't mind, means it's something that he should mind.

    Rapists have often used metaphors of raping people to being like a child and getting hungry, where there is no self control.

    Maybe the chick's name is Angel?
    b4nton November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about a rapist. The images that remain with him are what he sees during his crime -- the earrings and the expression in her eyes. Very disturbing song, once you get it.
    bnk87on October 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcbmira01 knows.
    FatBottomedGurlon October 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whole "Royal Scam" album is about burned-out, tripped-out, world-weary criminals of various description..... the jewel thievery notion is probably true.
    heartnmindon January 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI picked "interpretation" 'cause any good lyric/poem has meaning to the listener - there isn't a hard/fast meaning. True, Royal Scam has criminals and I think the Jewel Thief might be accurate at one level. But really it is more than that -- I think cbmira01on July 08, 2007 - is right except the POV changes to the woman for "I don't Mind"...Like he is at a big Hollywood party just gawking at Anne Hathaway or Charlize Theron and she gives a look..."I don't mind"
    Lafcadio1on March 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore than just a thief... a kleptomaniac.
    Jonathan78on October 23, 2013   Link

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