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Eyes Of A Painter
Words & Music by

Kate Wolf
1981 Another Sundown Publishing Company (BMI)

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Eyes Of A Painter

      He had the eyes of a painter,
            the heart of a maker of songs
      His words fell like rain
            on the dry desert plain,
      Precious and so quickly gone.

Kate talks about Eyes Of A Painter Time: 1:17

"Here's another neat person I met a long time ago - he's gone now too. I was down in Oklahoma, in the Northeastern corner, visiting some friends right around Christmastime, actually just after Thanksgiving. And he was a man with a life full of contradictions like all of us. He grew up in Indian territory before it was a state. And dropped out of school in the eighth grade to help his dad run the cattle ranch and farm pecans. He was the son of Baptist school teachers and preachers on one side, and Cherokee on the other. He was a fairly intense human being...

He really saw -- he had these blue eyes that just went on forever, they were electric, a real deep deep deep color. And we were sitting back in the kitchen behind the old grocery store he used to run during the depression. And he had his elbows on the oilcloth on the kitchen table, and he's just sitting there kind of watching us, and I said, 'We're going to go out for a ride, what do we look for?' And he kind of snorted at me and said, 'You don't look for nothing,' he says, 'you watch the light.' So I went out and I watched the light. And then I went home and I thought to myself, this man has the eyes of a painter."

- Kate Wolf, 1985


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