Black Eye - Lyrics by Uncle Tupelo

he had a black eyehe was proud oflike some of his friendsit made him feel somewhere outsideof everything and everywhere he'd beenlike his brothershe emptied himselfand played it safelike their fatherhe wanted to rememberbut he almost alwaysforgot what he was gonna sayblack eyeblack eyewhen he realizedthat this one was here to stayhe took downall the mirrors in the hallwayand thought only of his younger faceblack eyeblack eye