My Father's Eyes Lyrics

Eric Clapton


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Eric Patrick Clapton
album: Track 3 in album Pilgrim
release date: 1998-3-9
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length: 5:25

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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.
My father's eyes.
When I look in 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.
My father's eyes.
That's when I need my father's eyes.
My father's eyes.

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;
I looked into my father's eyes.
My father's eyes.
I looked into my father's eyes.
My father's eyes.

My father's eyes.
My father's eyes.
I looked into my father's eyes.
My father's eyes.

Track Listing

  • 1 My Father's Eyes
  • 2 River of Tears
  • 3 Pilgrim
  • 4 Broken Hearted
  • 5 One Chance
  • 6 Circus
  • 7 Going Down Slow
  • 8 Fall Like Rain
  • 9 Born in Time
  • 10 Sick and Tired
  • 11 Needs His Woman
  • 12 She's Gone
  • 13 You Were There
  • 14 Inside of Me