"My Father's Eyes" [!!]
Performed by: Eric Clapton (Original Version),
                        I-lulu

Lyrics & Composition: Eric Clapton
Arrangement: Eric Clapton and Simon Climie (Original Version)

º I-lulu = Kana Mizushima (vocals/lyrics), Yoshimi Katayama (guitar/composition/arrangement)

Song from at least:
[1 CD single] - My Father's Eyes
[2 albums] - Pilgrim, Tribute to Eric Clapton

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Lyrics Courtesy of: LyricWiki

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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 toerag 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. [1]
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;
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...

Oasis Heart3's Notes:
[!!] According to Wikipedia, this song "is inspired by the fact that [Eric] Clapton never met his father (who died in 1985)".
    And also...sorry to be immature, but doesn't it sound like (in some places) Kana is saying "my father's ass"? xD

[1] In the original song, this line starts with "And". Kana doesn't say that word in her version of the song.