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Restless Eyes

Under The Covers

Janis Ian

Spanish boys'll greet you
with that old obscene refrain
The sadness of a thousand
waiting window panes
Gypsy boys'll beat you
at your own familiar game.
while the whore on the corner
drags that same old ball and chain

They make better lovers
So I've been told
Under the covers
That's where you discover if your man is whole
They don't come easy, but they're worth the time
And if you please me, maybe I'll let you be mine

Latin boys are easy
They'll touch you with their eyes
Handle you the way they need
without disguise
Gypsy boys'll fool you
into global compromise
while occasional candy
keeps your belly satisfied

They make better lovers
So I've been told
Under the covers
That's where you discover if your man is whole
They don't come easy, but they're worth the time
And if you please me, maybe I'll let you be mine

They say they only hurt you
because they're hurting themselves
And they don't mean to dry up
all your wishing wells
They say you should be truthful
but you know sometimes they lie
And though it isn't meant to,
it still tears me up inside

They make better lovers
So I've been told
Under the covers
That's where you discover if your man is whole
They don't come easy, but they're worth the time
And if you please me, maybe I'll let you be mine

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

    Visit the venue's website

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