Pinwheel of Death

Hank Penny


SONGS

Writers Ruth Hall, Hank Penny

Genres Standard, Country, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1951

Lyrics verse 1:
NOW JUST BECAUSE
YOU'RE PRETTY
AND YOU THINK
YOU'RE MIGHTY WISE,
YOU TELL ME
THAT YOU LOVE ME,
THEN YOU ROLL
THOSE BIG BLUE EYES
WHEN I SAW YOU LAST WEEK
YOUR EYES WERE TURNING BLACK,
GO FIND THE GUY
THAT BEAT YOU UP,
ASK HIM TO TAKE YOU BACK.

Chorus:
DON'T ROLL
THOSE BLOODSHOT EYES AT ME.
I CAN TELL
YOU'VE BEEN OUT ON A SPREE.
IT'S PLAIN
THAT YOU ARE LYING
WHEN YOU SAY
YOU'VE BEEN CRYING,
SO DON'T ROLL
THOSE BLOODSHOT EYES AT ME.

verse 2:
I USED TO SPEND MY MONEY
TO MAKE YOU LOOK REAL SWEET,
I WANTED TO BE PROUD OF YOU
WHEN WE WALKED DOWN THE STREET,
NOW DON'T ASK ME
TO DRESS YOU UP
IN SATINS AND SILK,
YOUR EYES
LOOK LIKE TWO CHERRIES
IN A GLASS OF BUTTERMILK.

Chorus:
DON'T ROLL
THOSE BLOODSHOT EYES AT ME.
I CAN TELL
YOU'VE BEEN OUT ON A SPREE.
IT'S PLAIN
THAT YOU ARE LYING
WHEN YOU SAY
YOU'VE BEEN CRYING,
SO DON'T ROLL
THOSE BLOODSHOT EYES AT ME.

verse 3:
I GUESS OUR LITTLE ROMANCE
HAS FIN'LY SIMMERED DOWN,
YOU SHOULD JOIN A CIRCUS -
YOU'D MAKE A REAL GOOD CLOWN,
YOUR EYES LOOK LIKE A ROAD MAP
AND I'M SCARED TO SMELL YOUR BREATH,
YOU'D BETTER SHUT YOUR PEEPERS
BEFORE YOU BLEED TO DEATH.

Chorus:
DON'T ROLL
THOSE BLOODSHOT EYES AT ME.
I CAN TELL
YOU'VE BEEN OUT ON A SPREE.
IT'S PLAIN
THAT YOU ARE LYING
WHEN YOU SAY
YOU'VE BEEN CRYING,
SO DON'T ROLL
THOSE BLOODSHOT EYES AT ME.
 

ARTISTS


Cowriters: Ruth Hall