Hungry Eyes
Eric Carmen Lyrics


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I've been meaning to tell you
I've got this feelin' that won't subside
I look at you and I fantasize
You're mine and tonight
Now I've got you in my sights

With these hungry eyes
One look at you and I can't disguise
I've got hungry eyes
I feel the magic between you and I

I want to hold you so hear me out
I want to show you what love's all about
Darling tonight
Now I've got you in my sights

With these hungry eyes
One look at you and I can't disguise
I've got hungry eyes
I feel the magic between you and I

With these hungry eyes
Now I've got you in my sights
With these hungry eyes
Now did I take you by surprise
I need you to see
This love was meant to be

I've got hungry eyes
One look at you and I can't disguise
I've got hungry eyes
I feel the magic between you and I

I've got hungry eyes
Now I've got you in my sights
With the hungry eyes
Now did I take you by surprise?
With my hungry eyes
With my hungry eyes




Now I've got you in my sights
With my hungry eyes

Overall Meaning

The song Hungry Eyes, by Eric Carmen, is a love song filled with passion and desire. The lyrics express the singer's overwhelming feeling of lust and how he's been yearning for his lover's attention. He admits to having this feeling that won't go away and that he has been fantasizing about them being together. He wants them to be close to one another, enjoying each other's company, and exploring their love to the fullest.


The phrase 'hungry eyes' is a metaphor for the singer's overpowering desire, it represents his physical and emotional hunger for his lover. He has her in sight, and he can't help but feel the magic that exists between them. The lyrics showcase the singer’s strong desire to be with the one he loves and his readiness to take their relationship to the next level.


Overall, this song expresses an intense desire for love and companionship that can’t be ignored. The passion that the singer demonstrates displays how powerful love can be, and how much one could be willing to do to be with the person they love.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been meaning to tell you
I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to share my feelings with you.


I've got this feeling that won't subside
I can’t shake off this persistent feeling that I have for you.


I look at you and I fantasize
Every time I see you, my mind wanders and I dream about being with you.


You're mine and tonight
In my dreams, I imagine that you belong to me, and tonight feels like the perfect time to make that a reality.


Now I've got you in my sights
Finally, you’re within my reach, and I’m not going to let this opportunity pass me by.


With these hungry eyes
My gaze is intense and passionate, reflecting the deep desire I have for you.


One look at you and I can't disguise
I can’t hide my emotions when I’m near you—my attraction to you is too strong.


I feel the magic between you and I
There’s an unexplainable chemistry between us that I can’t ignore.


I want to hold you, so hear me out
I crave physical touch with you and I hope you can see that I’m genuine.


I want to show you what love's all about
I want to demonstrate my love and dedication to you in every way possible.


Darling tonight
My affectionate name for you as I ask for your attention and invite you to join me in this moment.


Now did I take you by surprise?
I’m curious if you’re shocked by my sudden confession of feelings.


I need you to see, this love was meant to be
I truly believe that we’re meant to be together and I hope you can see that too.


With my hungry eyes
My passion and desire for you is all I can focus on.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: FRANKE PREVITE, FRANKE JON PREVITE, JOHN DENICOLA

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@gritzgravy1760

Came to pay my respect. Just read we have lost the incredibly talented Eric Carmen. Rest in peace

@ancestrybuff

Sad. Grew up with his songs

@glennstermania

Just thankful for him and his wonderful music 🎶

@vimychellaram1243

RIP 💔

@dec00ling

RIP 💜

@mombiezombaby7068

Same here this one really hurts

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@MarilynMorrison

RIP Eric Carmen 1949-2024 Thank you for your wonderful music that will live forever.

@adamjames5077

So true!

@user-dt5sy2qr3x

Riposa in pace e continua da la su a creare la tua meravigliosa musica 😢

@cynthiahoffman1090

Rip beautiful soul

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