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My Father's Eyes
Eric Clapton Lyrics


Sailing down behind the sun
Waiting for my prince to come
Praying for the healing rain
To restore my soul again

Just a toe rag on the run
How did I get here?
What have I done?
When will all my hopes arise?
How will I know him?
When I look in my father's eyes

(Look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes
When I look in my father's eyes (look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes

Then the light begins to shine
And I hear those ancient lullabies
And as I watch this seedling grow
Feel my heart start to overflow

Where do I find the words to say?
How do I teach him?
What do we play?
Bit by bit, I've realized
That's when I need them
That's when I need my father's eyes

(Look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes
That's when I need my father's eyes (look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes (yeah)

Then the jagged edge appears
Through the distant clouds of tears
I'm like a bridge that was washed away
My foundations were made of clay

As my soul slides down to die
How could I lose him?
What did I try?
Bit by bit, I've realized
That he was here with me
And I looked into my father's eyes

(Look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes
I looked into my father's eyes (look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes

My father's eyes (look into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes
I looked into my father's eyes (looked into my father's eyes)
My father's eyes
(Look into my father's eyes)
(Look into my father's eyes, yeah, yeah)

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eric Patrick Clapton

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Bill Binnings

He never met his Father....Eric was the illegitimate son of a Canadian flyer who was in GB during the War...knocked-up his Mom, then returned to Canada. His young Mom then lived with her Mother and gave birth to Eric. As a cover story, Eric was raised to believe his Mom was his SISTER and that his Grandmother was his Mother !! So I believe his search for his Father will never be over...perhaps he wrote this song to "air" his pain relating to this life issue just as his "Tears in Heaven" was written to help him deal with the loss of his child Connor who died tragically. Our love of his great music is rooted in his life tragedies without which they would never have been written. He always has been a "Blues-Rocker" and a great song writer who has had MULTIPLE successful careers spanning literally more than 1/2 Century. Thanks man....you have made your mark with millions of loyal fans and WILL do it again with generations yet unborn.

Rory H

@Joan Downey No it isn't about "GODS EYES" (do you need to shout it too?) Clapton wrote it and he's said what it is about multiple times, and it wasn't about God. You don't get to change the meaning for the artist who wrote it so stop with the arrogance.

Rory H

@Shelly Yeates No he isn't. He's said what the song is about and it is not about God. Stop projecting, it's offensive.

Rory H

@Wendell Dolittle His father died in 1985.

Rory H

@Jack Mehoff He isn't. Would you God freaks give it a rest? Stop projecting.

Khalid Hamid

@luis amorsolo No, He is from Chiswick West London.

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Gazeral

I'm listening to this with tears streaming down my face . As my dad passed away this morning. He was a huge fan of Eric Clapton, as I am to. He was 66 years old and I will miss him forever.

Lyn-John Aldeguer

smokydogjoe sorry to hear about your loss.

smokydogjoe

I just lost my Pops less than a week ago. No other pain worse 💔

Dahra Brofford

Sooo sorry hunny

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