Saturday, March 6, 2010

Magical Moment 30, "Dimples and Brown Eyes"

Here I am. Back in North Carolina to see my little "Dimples and Brown Eyes." I wrote this song about my husband before we were together and before I was even sure he returned my feelings. I wrote it while I was on Staff Duty in the Army, probably at 3 am, freezing to death in November  of 2006 while Eddie was at SFAS training (read the Frog and the Owl Valentine's Day blog). I remember how easily the words flowed as I wrote them. And this is one of the few songs I wrote with no instrument. No guitar, no piano to help me. But it's definitely one of my favorites. To hear a recording, please go to
Click on Dimples and Brown Eyes in the right hand box and press play. I hope you enjoy it!


"Dimples and Brown Eyes" words and music by Elizabeth Grimes Copyright 2008

Don’t you wanna keep me warm?
I’m pretty sure, I think you do.
No one’s cared for me like you.
You play a song to see me smile.
I’m wishin for you all the while.
Imagine your arm around me,
Oh how safe I would be.
Picture your cheek touching mine,
slowly swayin to Patsy Cline.

It’s not a sin, but it might be wrong.
We just can’t announce what’s going on.
Our little secret just you and me.
We’ll hold our tongues til we’re free.

Don’t you wanna hold my hand?
I don’t care about them and you don’t either.
If we were together life would be sweeter.
Say it, come on, cuz you know I won’t.
How much more bait can I throw?
Thoughts of you pull me through the day,
all the sweet things you say.
Those dimples and brown eyes, I can’t resist you.
How lovely it’d be to lean over and kiss you.

It’s not a sin, but it might be wrong.
We just can’t announce what’s going on.
Our little secret just you and me.
We’ll hold our tongues til we’re free.

We’ll shout it from the rooftops a little down the line.
But for now, I’ll silently claim you as mine.

It’s not a sin, but it might be wrong.
We just can’t announce what’s going on.
Our little secret just you and me.
We’ll hold our tongues til we’re free.

2 comments:

Eddie said...

Of course I wanted to keep her warm and of course I returned her feelings. I am so blessed that I get to hold her hand. We were a secret for only a short time and now I will never hold my tongue again. "I love Mary Elizabeth Daugherty Grimes! And I will never ever not love her for the rest of my days."

Debbie said...

I remember the first time that I heard this song, Eddie was so proud and I cried because I finally knew that someone loved him as much as I did.