Lyin’ Eyes Lyrics and Video

Enjoy This Video of Lyin’ Eyes by The Eagles

(lyrics below)

Lyin’ Eyes Lyrics Sung by The Eagles

City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man
And she won’t have to worry
She’ll dress up all in lace and go in style

Late at night a big old house gets lonely
I guess every form of refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is
Only given to a man with hands as cold as ice

So she tells him she must go out for the evening
To comfort an old friend who’s feelin’ down
But he knows where she’s goin’ as she’s leavin’
She is headed for the cheatin’ side of town

You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin eyes

On the other side of town a boy is waiting
with fiery eyes and dreams no one could steal
She drives on through the night anticipating
‘Cause he makes her feel the way she used to feel

She rushes to his arms,
They fall together
She whispers that it’s only for awhile
She swears that soon she’ll be comin’ back forever
She pulls away and leaves him with a smile

You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide you lyin’ eyes

She gets up and pours herself a strong one
And stares out at the stars up in the sky
Another night, it’s gonna be a long one
She draws the shade and hangs her head to cry

She wonders how it ever got this crazy
She thinks about a boy she knew in school
Did she get tired or did she just get lazy?
She’s so far gone she feels just like a fool

My, oh my, you sure know how to arrange things
You set it up so well, so carefully
Ain’t it funny how your new life didn’t change things
You’re still the same old girl you used to be

You can’t hide your lyin eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
Honey, you can’t hide your lyin’ eyes

Interesting Facts About Lyin’ Eyes Lyrics and The Eagles

Lyin’ Eyes lyrics and music were written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the American rock band the Eagles, with Frey singing lead vocals. It was the second single from their One of These Nights album, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 8 on the US Country chart. (Their only number 2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, it was kept off the top spot by Elton John’s single “Island Girl”.) It remained their only top 40 country hit until “How Long” in 2007-2008.

The record also received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Group, and was also nominated for Record of the Year. The single version of the song is shortened quite a bit from the album version, removing the entire second verse, the second chorus and four lines in the middle of the third verse. Top 40 Radio in 1975 didn’t usually play songs longer than 4 minutes so the run time on the 45RPM label was listed as 3:58, but the actual playing time was 4:14.

How the Lyrics Were Conceived

During The Eagles 2009 concert tour, Glenn Frey talked about the origin for the song stating that he and Don Henley frequented an LA restaurant/bar, Dan Tana’s, where the most beautiful of beautiful women frequented. They witnessed a meeting between a man and a woman and made up a scenario of secret love and thus the song arose. Frey has since stated that he and Henley wrote it in just two evenings.

Among the many covers of Lyin’ Eyes lyrics are Lynn Anderson’s 1976 recording and Kenny Rankin’s 1980 version on his After The Roses album. Diamond Rio also covered the song on the 1993 compilation Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. Dolly Parton has long cited the song as a personal favorite; she performed it on her 1976 variety show Dolly!.

“Lyin’ Eyes” is on Urban Cowboy’s soundtrack. It plays in the background in the diner scene when Sissy gets angry at Bud for saying “Hello” to Jerry Hall’s character.





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