Things That Are Brown

Things That Are Brown

People, light poles, cars, terrain.

Dolls, air quality, horses, signs.

Dogs, ice cream, birds and Brownies.

Songs I Knew About Brown

A Pair of Brown Eyes – The Pogues

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue – Crystal Gayle

Sweet Georgia Brown – Brother Bones & His Shadows

What are your favorite things that are brown?

The Browns lived on a farm in East Texas. I’d visit their house sometimes with my father. They were his parishioners. They taught me to gather eggs and drink unhomogenized milk. He offered to pay for all my college tuition if I went to a college in Greenville, Illinois. I should have taken them up on their offer.

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Here’s my favorite song about brown.

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came ?
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game,
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey,
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down to the old mine with a
Transistor radio.
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hide behind a rainbow’s wall,
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
La dee dah.

So hard to find my way
Now that I’m all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My, how you have grown!
Cast my memory back there, Lord,
Sometime I’m overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Laying in the green grass
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la la
Dee dah la dee dah la dee dah la
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d…

Comments

  1. says

    You are here, there, and everywhere. As always i love your photographs and am always marvel at your unique ways of looking at things. I do think you are a bit delicate though in regards to insect sex;)

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