Got My Eyes On The Prize

Somebody once asked me if I had to record a cover version with Suzi what would I choose. “Love Is A Losing Game” was my immediate response. Suzi is a big fan of Amy Winehouse and I’m sure she’d do a fine job. This got me thinking. I needed a track which would end the album-a “goodbye song” that would leave the listener wanting more. I sat down with my guitar and began playing around with the chords to “Love Is A Losing Game” just to get into that kind of mood and ended up writing “Got My Eyes On The Prize” around similar chords. I recorded a demo complete with backing vocal harmonies and sent it to Suzi. She loved it, worked out the phrasing and came up with some suggestions for the arrangement. It has become one of the best loved tracks on the album.

Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you
Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you

How do I begin to say how I feel
Now we have to kiss goodbye?Staring at the road ahead is unrealI’ll be low while you get high

How do I pretend that I’ll be alrightKnowing that I never will
Make this living end my only respite
From the loneliness I feel

Since you went away and caught your freedom flight
And I’ve been left alone at night
All I got to do is say

I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
But in the meantime…

Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you
Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you

When do all the good times come back again?
I just cant believe they’re dead
Looking out for signs, the where and the when
Blame it on the things I said

Tell me that you don’t have any regrets
Tell me that you’re not unsure
Tell me you don’t find it hard to forget
I’m not the one you’re living for

Since you went away and caught your freedom flight
And I’ve been left alone at night
All I got to do is say

I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
But in the meantime…

Words and music by Glenn Prangnell (Copyright Control 2012)
From the album “Girl From The Neck Down” by Suzi Chunk

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