Jeffrey Pipes Guice

New Orleans

The Apple Of My Eye

Every time I think of you my hands began to shake.
My knees begin to wobble and my head begins to ache.
You caused me nothing but trouble and I often wondered why.
I was good to you and I loved you so. You were the apple of my eye.

It started on the afternoon of the 23rd of May.
You were dating a boy named Anderson
but your game he couldn’t play.
Then when you saw me you fell in love
and you still love me today.
But I knew we couldn’t make it work
and this is all I have to say.

Every time I think of you my hands begin shake.
My knees being to wobble and my head begins to ache.
You caused me nothing but trouble and I often wondered why.
I was good to you and I loved you so. You were the apple of my eye.

When I first saw your smile, I had to kiss your lips.
It was a fairytale love at first sight.
I nibbled on your ears and I hickied on your neck
as you wiggled in girlish delight.
Then Anderson showed up with his football team
and he challenged me to a fight.
I got some good licks in and I broke a guy’s nose
as they ran off into the night.

Every time I think of you my hands begin shake.
My knees being to wobble and my head begins to ache.
You caused me nothing but trouble and I often wondered why.
I was good to you and I loved you so. You were the apple of my eye.

When your momma found out, she put a stop to our lovin’
and it broke my heart to bits.
Your daddy was a judge and when your momma told ‘em ‘bout our lovin’
it threw him into fits.
And the very next day the word got to me
that our lovin’ days were pretty much done.
If I ever showed up again around the judge’s big house
I’d be facing the end of his gun.

Every time I think of you my hands begin to shake.
My knees begin to wobble and my head begins to ache.
You caused me nothing but trouble and I often wondered why.
I was good to you and I loved you so. You were the apple of my eye.

It was few years later when our paths were to cross
and you invited me home for a spin.
You took care of my business and when we were through
I left you wearing nothin’ more than a grin.
You loved me early on, and you loved me that night
and you still love me today.
But I knew we couldn’t make it work
and this is all I have to say.

Every time I think of you my hands begin shake.
My knees begin to wobble and my head begins to ache.
You caused me nothing but trouble and I often wondered why.
I was good to you and I loved you so. You were the apple of my eye.

© 2020 Jeffrey Pipes Guice
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