Eric Clapton took the 1992 Grammy Award for best Male Vocal Pop Performance for this song that was is inspired by the fact that Clapton never met his father.
Clapton grew up believing that his grandmother and her second husband were his parents, and that his mother was his older sister. His real father had died in 1985.
“My Father’s Eyes” is about how Clapton wishes he knew his father. Speaking on the song Clapton has said in his autobiography “In it I tried to describe the parallel between looking in the eyes of my son, and the eyes of the father that I never met, through the chain of our blood”,
In March 2004, Eric Clapton announced he was retiring the songs the song as wells as“Tears In Heaven” from his concert repertoire, Both songs dealt with the loss of his four-year-old son Conor, who died in 1991.