Your Lyin’ Eyes

One of the great things about this blog is that readers send links and assorted stuff. Last night after my post on Ronnie Hammond and the Atlanta Rhythm Section I got a note about an Alpharetta band I had never heard of called the Beagles. The Beagles’s lead singer Glenn Fray apparently wrote a song about their hometown which is an ode similar to Doraville by ARS. You can read the lyrics below.

The Beagles’ “Your Lyin’ Eyes” seems pretty similar to “Lyin’ Eyes” by The Eagles but I haven’t found any audio or video yet so I’ll give the Beagles the benefit of the doubt for now. What do you think?

Your Lyin’ Eyes

Written By Glenn Fray

as performed by Alpharetta’s hometown band The Beagles

 

Developers just seem to find out early

How to open doors with political juice

A quiet town and they don’t have to worry

The local rag won’t dare expose the truth

(Refrain)

You can’t belieeeeeeve … your lyin’ eyes

And your faaaaaaaaacts…must be pushed aside

Thought by nowwwwwww… you’d be ostra-ciiiized

You just can’t believe your lyin’ eyes

 

Local folks, they used to trust the City

To do what’s right and look out for their kids

But when the projects bucks reached the hundred millions

The will power of the council hit the skids

(Refrain)

You can’t belieeeeeeve … your lyin’ eyes

And your faaaaaaaaacts… must be pushed aside

Thought by nowwwwwww… you’d be ostra-ciiiized

You just can’t believe your lyin’ eyes

 

Politicians say… the MARTA trains won’t come here

And condo towers won’t dot the sky for years

But in a decade all the schools will be in shambles

And the only thing sustained will be the tears

(Refrain)

You can’t belieeeeeeve … your lyin’ eyes

And your faaaaaaaaacts… must be pushed aside

Thought by nowwwwwww… you’d be ostra-ciiiized

You just can’t believe your lyin’ eyes

One thought on “Your Lyin’ Eyes

  1. They should sing it in Council Chambers as a prelude to every Public Hearing. Can we get a proclamation for that?

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