Oh, the gentlemen are talking
and the midnight moon is on the riverside,
They’re drinking up and walking
and it is time for me to slide.
I live in another world
where life and death are memorized,
Where the earth is strung with lovers’ pearls
and all I see are dark eyes.

A cock is crowing far away
and another soldier’s deep in prayer,
Some mother’s child has gone astray,
she can’t find him anywhere.
But I can hear another drum
beating for the dead that rise,
Whom nature’s beast fears as they come
and all I see are dark eyes.

They tell me to be discreet
for all intended purposes,
They tell me revenge is sweet
and from where they stand, I’m sure it is.
But I feel nothing for their game
where beauty goes unrecognized,
All I feel is heat and flame
and all I see are dark eyes.

Oh, the French girl, she’s in paradise
and a drunken man is at the wheel,
Hunger pays a heavy price
to the falling gods of speed and steel.
Oh, time is short and the days are sweet
and passion rules the arrow that flies,
A million faces at my feet
but all I see are dark eyes.

Dark Eyes
written by Bob Dylan
copywright 1985

The lyrics are usually shown in long lines (I cut each line into two.).