For Your Eyes Only

Album: The Bond Collection (1981)
Charted: 4 8
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  • For your eyes only, can see me through the night
    For your eyes only, I never need to hide
    You can see so much in me, so much in me that's new
    I never felt until I looked at you

    For your eyes only, only for you
    You'll see what no one else can see, and now I'm breaking free
    For your eyes only, only for you
    The love I know you need in me, the fantasy you've freed in me
    Only for you, only for you

    For your eyes only, the nights are never cold
    You really know me, that's all I need to know
    Maybe I'm an open book because I know you're mine
    But you won't need to read between the lines

    For your eyes only, only for you
    You see what no one else can see, and now I'm breaking free
    For your eyes only, only for you
    The passions that collide in me, the wild abandoned side of me
    Only for you, for your eyes only Writer/s: Bill Conti, Michael Leeson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Esskayess from EarthNot one my favorite Bond songs by any means, but when compared to the aforementioned "Die Another Die," it's a masterpiece.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenWhen the movie came out, many (myself included) thought Easton was performing the song naked. She wasn't, but with all the naked women Maurice Binder typically included in his Bond movie titles, it was a reasonable assumption.
  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United StatesI love the chorus in high pitch

    She have beautiful classic voice I think she was just in her middle age when she sing this
    Also I saw The music video is not so cool

    but!

    her voice is all that matters and I also love the song
  • Heavy D from Ventura CaGreat song, my parents used to have movies on laser discs and For Your Eyes Only was one of them.

    This brings back good memories of when I was a kid, and my parents were still together. A long time ago but I still remember it.

    To compound matters, me and my ex girlfriend used to like this song, at least she said she did. We had a six or seven year relationship, on and off again ... but when things were good, they were really good. I would always think of her when I heard this song and overhear her talking to me “for your eyes only darling“

    Things are over with now and I have to move on, but I still think of her when I hear this one. And reminds me of the old days.

    I was too set in my ways to change, and never wanted to get married. She wanted a future, she wanted the whole 9 yards. I could never do that.

    Great song all around
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 26th 1981, the twelfth James Bond movie, 'For Your Eyes Only’, opened in theaters across the U.S.A. and Canada...
    Two days earlier on June 24th the film had its world premiere in London, England...
    A little over three weeks later on July 19th the theme song, by Sheena Easton, entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; twelve weeks later on October 11th, 1981 it would peaked at #4 {for 4 weeks} and it spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 {25 weeks}...
    It reached #6 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart; and #1 in the countries of Norway, Switzerland, and the Netherlands...
    As noted above, “For Your Eyes Only”* was nominated for an Academy Award for 'Best Original Song'; the Oscar was won by "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from the movie 'Arthur'...
    * On the day that "For Your Eyes Only" peaked at #4 on the Top 100, the #1 record was "Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiBest Bond theme song. Trifecta here. Great song, great woman, great movie.
  • Cher from Enumclaw, WaThis is one of the best movie themes ever! I LUV it!
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