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    "Hungry Eyes" Lyrics

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    (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.

    --- Instrumental ---

    I remember 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 one more sadness in 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 still recall my mama's hungry eyes...
    This song was submitted on October 29th, 2004 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Merle Haggard.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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