"Green Eyes" as written by and Nicholas Cave....
Kiss me again, rekiss me and kiss me
Slip your frigid hands beneath my shirt
This useless old fucker with his twinkling cunt
Doesn't care if he gets hurt

Green eyes, Green eyes
Green eyes, Green eyes

If it were but a matter of faith
If it were measured in petitions and prayer
She would materialise, all fleshed out
But it is not, nor do I care

Green eyes, Green eyes
Green eyes, Green eyes

So hold me and hold me, don't tell me your name
This morning will be wiser than this evening is
Then leave me to my enemied dreams
And be quiet as you are leaving this

Green eyes...
Green eyes, Green eyes
Green eyes, Green eyes
Green eyes, Green eyes

Lyrics submitted by Dressed2Depress

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    General CommentAbout Tori Amos. Supposedly she rubs sparkles and glitter into her pubic hair.
    ratanxon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot about tori amos.

    from q magazine, march 2005:
    "Interviewer: 'What about Tori Amos. You said the "twinkling cunt" line in Green Eyes [also on The Boatman's Call] was about her sewing sequins into her pubic hair. I bet she wasn't flattered by that.'

    Nick: 'That's simply not true. It keeps getting repeated in the press, but it's not true.'

    Interviewer: 'It's here in this music magazine from 1997. The journalist asks, "You have first-hand experience of this?' and you say, "Yes."'

    Nick: 'I lied. I start to lie when things get really tedious. Anyway, I met Tori in the lobby of a hotel once afterwards. She seemed a lovely girl. She didn't send any letters of complaint. I think even if it were true it's kind of flattering. I mean, how sweet. What a sweet thing to do...to sit there and sew sequins into your pubic hair.'"
    kittehon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is another song about the West Country Girl (most of TBC is about Polly, the songs that are not about her are about Viv).

    "A West country girl with a big fat cat
    That looks into her eyes of green
    And meows, "He loves you", then meows again"
    the_boatmanon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits just about a man who's had many lovers, and just one more simply wont make a difference
    just a one night stand
    when he said the line about "twinkleing ****" i took it as bright and new haha
    it makes me think of mick jagger womanising
    cintaon November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPlus, doesn't Tori have bright blue eyes as opposed to green? I know it's a trivial detail, but nonetheless significant. This album has PJ Harvey stamped all over it.
    Prisoner.I.Wason February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about my girlfriend! Tori Amos ain't got green eyes?
    charliepop500on October 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThere's definitely something drunken about this song. Maybe it's just in the way he sings it.
    LograyXon May 02, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt is haunting how he takes the role of an older gay man enjoying the touch of a younger one, and well aware of love's cost.
    BillyHalleckon October 11, 2014   Link

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