She’s the Apple of my Eye

 


She, she was stacking up the produce

At the grocery store

And she, she was handling the job

Like she’d done it all before

But there was something in the way she

Stepped up onto that stool

That made me feel like I was

About to act like a fool

 

Now it, it could have been

The cut of her black linen apron

Or it, it could have been

The shape of the leg that was escapin’

From beneath the hem of that

Short black denim skirt

But it made me feel like I was

In for a whole world of hurt

 

Because she’s sweeter than the center of a watermelon

She’s softer than peaches in July

She’s stronger than the peel on a pomegranate

She’s the apple of my eye

 

I, I walked over to her and

Tried to catch her eye

I, I walked over, I selected a nectarine

And I said, “hi.”

She looked over her right shoulder

As I stood there behind

And the shape that her body made twisting that way

I just about lost my mind

 

Because she’s fairer than the blush on a strawberry

She’s fresher than a homemade cherry pie

She’s finer than a soda made of lemon-lime

And she’s the Apple of my Eye

 

I asked her if I could have a date

She pointed to an old wooden crate

I said I was thinking Friday at eight and she said

Okay that sounds great

 

We, we went out to a movie

That was not so good

So then we, we went out

For some drinks at a bar in my neighborhood

The conversation was amazing

Even though it was real hard to her

And when I walked her to her car

She grabbed me, kissed me real hard

And she whispered this in my ear

 

She said, you’ve lovelier than blue on a blueberry

You’re livelier that the color of papaya

You’re lighter than the inside of a Clementine

You’re the Apple of my Eye, yeah, yeah, yeah

She’s sweeter than the center of a watermelon

She’s softer than peaches in July

She’s stronger than the peel on a pomegranate

She’s the apple of my eye

 

Now I’m so glad that I got closer

To my favorite little grocer

She’s the Apple of my Eye








Music and lyrics by:
David Patrick Ford