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"A Pair of Brown Eyes" is a single by The Pogues, their first to make the UK Top 100, peaking at Number 71. It featured on the band's second album, Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, and was composed by Pogues front man Shane MacGowan.

The music video for "A Pair of Brown Eyes" was directed in 1985 by Alex Cox and was set in a Nineteen Eighty-Four-esque Britain with Margaret Thatcher in the place of Big Brother as a supreme… read more

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One summer evening drunk to hell
I stood there nearly lifeless
An old man in the corner sang
Where the water lilies grow

The Pogues - A Pair Of Brown Eyes Lyrics


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  • ;-]
  • the best
  • epic!
  • I gave the walls a talking oy
  • got into the pogues by following terry woods after he left steeleye span-what a fine band
  • Tomw is St. P's day!
  • Make way for the pale freckled red head goddess
  • I like how the amount of listens peaks on St. Patricks day then steadily decreases...
  • a summer evening drunk to hell- <3

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