my father’s eyes lyrics – eric clapton

sailin’ down behind the sun
waitin’ for the 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 looked 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
now 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
(look into my father’s eyes)
my father’s eyes

(look into my father’s eyes)
(look into my father’s eyes)
(yeah, yeah)
(look into my father’s eyes)

/ eric clapton lyrics