Paradise Eyes

Story Behind The Song

Loosely based on the classic folk ballad formula of innocent girl meets and disapperars with mysterious stranger and is never seen again leaving the whole tale unresolved and open to one's personal imagination.

Song Description

Powerful, dramatic, largely guitar-driven with some nice dlassical / folk touches especially provided by violin.

Song Length 4:59 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Tense, Moving Subject Suspicion, Darkness
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

There's a town in the backwoods down in deep West Virgina
Where hope springs eternal and life is a breeze
Was a girl who once lived there happy ever after
Spent all of her time among the tall cedar trees

Come the first day of summer she was out in the meadow
When along comes a stranger with the Devil's own smile
She was too shy to speak when he asked for directions
But she answered his questions with Paradise eyes

It was all in the moment
Of mild indescretion
That led to a lifetime of deep mystery
Of the girl who had vanished from her home in the backwoods
More questions than answers among the tall cedar trees

When daybreak returned they went up on the mountain
Trailing for scent and trusting the hounds
Twelve long hours later in a mood dark as midnight
They were back down that mountain no scent to be found

Next day the same - they trawled through the rivers
Searching for clues - leaving no stones unturned
Twelve hours later numb with exhaustion
Floated back down the river - no more bridges to burn

It was all in the moment
Of some mild indescretion
That led to a lifetime of deep mystery
Of the girl who had vanished from her home in the backwoods
Still those questions remain among the tall cedar trees

If you're ever in the backwoods down in deep west Virgina
Or up on the mountain just catching the breeze
If you're out on the water fishing the river
If you hear voices ring among the tall cedar trees

Just remember that a moment of mild indescreation
Can lead to a lifetime of conjecture and lies
Remember the Devil way deep down inside you
Remember the girl with the Paradise eyes

Still up on the mountain with Paradise Eyes
..Paradise eyes.....

Lyrics Mark Wilderspin Music Mark Wilderspin
Producer Paul Bryant / Mark Wilderspin Performance Wilderspin
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