"Hungry Eyes" as written by and Merle Haggard....
A canvas covered cabin in a crowded labor camp stands out in this mem'ry I revive
'Cause my daddy raised a family there with two hard working hands
And tried to feed my mama's hungry eyes
He dreamed of something better and my mama's faith was strong

And us kids were just too young to realize
That another class of people put us somewhere just below
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes
Mama never had the luxuries she wanted but it wasn't cause my daddy didn't try

She only wanted things she really needed
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes
I remember my daddy praying for a better way of life
But I don't recall a change of any size

Just a little loss of courage as their age began to show
And more sadness in my mama's hungry eyes
Mama never had the luxuries...
Oh I still recall my mama's hungry eyes


Lyrics submitted by SongMeanings

"Hungry Eyes" as written by Merle Haggard

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hungry Eyes song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain