Lyrics for singles by Looking Glass

Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne

Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)

There's a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time away
And talk about their homes

And there's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down
They say "Brandy, fetch another round"
She serves them whiskey and wine

The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be!
Yeah, your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"

Brandy wears a braided chain
Made of finest silver from the north of Spain
A locket that bears the name
Of the man that Brandy loves

He came on a summer's day
Bringing gifts from far away
But he made it clear he couldn't stay
No harbor was his home

The sailor said "Brandy, you're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be!
But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"

Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes
When he told his sailor stories
She could feel the ocean foam rise
She saw its raging glory
But he had always told the truth
Lord, he was an honest man
And Brandy does her best to understand

At night when the bars close down
Brandy walks through a silent town
And loves a man who's not around
She still can hear him say

She hears him say, "Brandy, you're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be!
But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"

Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne

Just seventeen, everything that you've seen
It's all there in her eyes
So many years of her poor mama's tears
And her daddy's sweet lies
There's nobody home
Mary-Anne's alone
Almost fully grown and worrying the "why"s

Jimmy's been down, he's been out and around
And he knows where it's at
Love to be good if he thought that he could
But it isn't like that
He don't make mistakes
What he needs he takes
Jimmy gets all the breaks 'cause he knows how

Jimmy loves Mary-Anne
Jimmy wants to be her man
Jimmy loves Mary-Anne
She thinks it's alright

She's not alone and she picks up the phone
And she hears Jimmy say
Mother I'm beat, I'm so sick of the street
Feel like running away
There's no life here at all
The city seems so small
There's sweeter music calling us away
Let it play


This big dollar town it can drag you right down
If you go it alone
Even the strong don't survive very long
When they're out on their own
Jimmy knows it's true
Mary-Anne knows it too
They can see each other through if they hold on