GOOD EYE

Album version


Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!

I was standing by the river where the cold black water runs
I was standing by the river where the cold black water runs
I had my good eye to the dark and my blind eye to the sun

I had all the earthly riches, I had each and every one
I had all the earthly riches, I had each and every one
But I had my good eye to the dark and my blind eye to the sun

Well I swore to you my darling, that you were the only one
Yes I swore to you my darling, you were the only one
I had my good eye to the dark and my blind eye to the sun

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!


Info

GOOD EYE is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2009 album Working On A Dream. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of GOOD EYE as released in 2009.

Composition and Recording

According to Springsteen, GOOD EYE was written during the last weeks (May-Jun 2007) of mixing Magic, which was taking place at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, GA. Springsteen laid down a demo of the song with producer Brendan O'Brien before they left the studio when Magic was completed.

As it is the case with most of Working On A Dream, this track was recorded with the E Street Band at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, GA, during breaks on the 2007-2008 Magic Tour, and most probably in January or May 2008.

Working On A Dream

Working On A Dream is Bruce Springsteen's 24th album (and 16th studio album). It was officially announced, along with its track listing, on 17 Nov 2008, and released on 27 Jan 2009 on Columbia Records. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien and recorded with the E Street Band during breaks on their 2007-2008 Magic Tour. It was recorded and mixed at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA with additional recording in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen said about the album, "Towards the end of recording 'Magic,' excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing. When my friend producer Brendan O'Brien heard the new songs, he said, 'Let's keep going.' Over the course of the next year, that's just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year's tour. I hope 'Working on a Dream' has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we've ever done. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end."

Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

The album features 12 new Springsteen compositions plus a bonus track and clocks at 51:08.

A deluxe edition of Working On A Dream features a bonus DVD that contains a 38-minute behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of the album. Produced, directed, and edited by Thom Zimny, it includes studio footage edited to the tracks of MY LUCKY DAY, QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET, KINGDOM OF DAYS, WORKING ON A DREAM, LIFE ITSELF, and THE LAST CARNIVAL. It also contains demos and early band versions of the songs as they were worked up. The DVD also includes video for A NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL.

Covers

As far as it's known, only one artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's GOOD EYE.

By The Way -- The Folk Sessions
By The Way -- The Folk Sessions

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - Switzerland, 2010

This is a free download-only digital live Bruce Springsteen tribute album recorded in November 2010 at Wetzikon Rotor Club in Wetzikon, Switzerland.

Credits

Thanks John Eick and Michael Reed.

Available Versions

List of available versions of GOOD EYE on this website:

GOOD EYE [Album version]

Page last updated: 24 Jan 2009