The Beautiful South - Old Red Eyes Is Back Lyrics

The Beautiful South 0898 Beautiful South cover art
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Old Red eyes is back
Red from the night before the night before
Walked into the wrong bar walked into a door

Old Red's in town
And sitting late at night he doesn't make a sound
Just adding to the wrinkles on his deathly frown

They're only red from all the tears that I should've shed
They're only red from all the women that I could've wed
So when you look into these eyes I hope you realize
They could never be blue
They could never be blue
They could never be blue
They could never be blue

Listen up Old Red
You never listened to a word the doctor said
He told you if you drank another you'd be dead

Old Red Eyes is back
His shoulders ache all over and his brain is sore
He pours a drink and listens to his body thaw

They're only red from all the thoughts unused inside my head
They're only red from all the things I could have done instead
So when you look into these eyes I hope you realize
They could never be blue
They could never be blue
They could never be blue
They could never be blue

Blue is a street without an end
Red is the color of my hell
Blue is a greeting from a friend
Red is the color of farewell

Old Red he died
And every single landlord in the district cried
An empty bottle of whiskey laying by his side
A lazy little tear running from each eye
They could never be blue
They could never be blue
They could never be blue
They could never be blue

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Old Red Eyes Is Back
  • 2 We Are Each Other
  • 3 The Rocking Chair
  • 4 We’ll Deal With You Later
  • 5 Domino Man
  • 6 36D
  • 7 Here It Is Again
  • 8 Something That You Said
  • 9 I’m Your No. 1 Fan
  • 10 Bell-Bottomed Tear
  • 11 You Play Glockenspiel, I’ll Play Drums
  • 12 When I’m 84


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    album: Track 1 in album 0898 Beautiful South
    release date: 1992-3-25
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:35
    producer: Jon Kelly
    mixer: Jon Kelly
    engineer: John Brough
    assistant engineer: Steve Orchard
    assistant producer: Steve Orchard
    Album Information
    label: London Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988005096159
    script: Latin