SPANISH EYES

Official studio version


Hey little girl, is your daddy home
Did he go away and leave you all alone
Baby I been watching you for a long, long time
Come close, we could have us some fun
And after the burning is done
Our ruins will shine through the night
Where you took me with your Spanish eyes

He's your Saturday night special baby, is he good to you
Does he have money, honey, like I do
Can he do the things that I'll do for you
If your answer it isn't so clear
Then maybe you should stay right here
And let your doubts slip away 'neath you sighs
Let me kiss your Spanish eyes

When the music it plays and the dancers sway with sweet emotion
And the dance floor is filled with promises of complete devotion
Close to feel your motion
Yeah, bring it on in

Come on and stretch out baby, and call your daddy home
I'm running tonight, I won't be long
I got something special baby, just meant for you
Here where the road narrows and turns
The only light's from the fire that burns
Here 'neath the coal black skies
When I look into your Spanish eyes
Into your Spanish eyes
Into your Spanish eyes
Into your Spanish eyes


Info

SPANISH EYES is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2010 album The Promise. The above lyrics are for the official studio version of SPANISH EYES as released in 2010. The song shares some of its lyrics with I'M ON FIRE.

The Promise

The Promise is a Bruce Springsteen album that was released on 16 Nov 2010 as part of The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, and separately as a 2-CD set. The album was also issued on a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise

The Promise is a collection of 22 previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town recording sessions. Depending on their level of completion back in 1977-1978, some were only remastered, some were overdubbed with 2010 vocals or music, and some were completely re-recorded in 2010. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Disc 1 (2-CD format):

  1. RACING IN THE STREET ('78)
  2. GOTTA GET THAT FEELING
  3. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
  4. SOMEDAY (WE'LL BE TOGETHER)
  5. ONE WAY STREET
  6. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  7. WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET
  8. THE BROKENHEARTED
  9. RENDEZVOUS
  10. CANDY'S BOY

Disc 2 (2-CD format):

  1. SAVE MY LOVE
  2. AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
  3. FIRE
  4. SPANISH EYES
  5. IT'S A SHAME
  6. COME ON (LET'S GO TONIGHT)
  7. TALK TO ME
  8. THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES)
  9. BREAKAWAY
  10. THE PROMISE
  11. CITY OF NIGHT - THE WAY

Notes:

Circulating Studio Versions

Prior to the release of The Promise in 2010, two studio takes of SPANISH EYES had been circulating on bootlegs. One was recorded in August 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, NY, and another that is more developed likely dates around the same time. See unofficial studio version #1 and unofficial studio version #2 for more details.

Live History

In preparation for the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour, SPANISH EYES was practiced on 19 May 1978 at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, during the only known/confirmed private rehearsal prior to the tour's start. See the live 19 May 1978 version for more details.

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's SPANISH EYES.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of SPANISH EYES on this website:

SPANISH EYES [Official studio version]
SPANISH EYES [Unofficial studio version #1]
SPANISH EYES [Unofficial studio version #2]
SPANISH EYES [Live 19 May 1978 version]

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