I Only Have Eyes For You
By: Al Dubin, Harry Warren

Written by: Al Dubin, Harry Warren

  1. I Only Have Eyes For You (4:02)
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
I Only Have Eyes For You [Version (a)]:

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can't see anyone but you

Are the stars out tonight?
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
I only have eyes for you

The moon may be high
But I can't see a thing in the sky
I only have eyes for you

I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue

You are here, so am I
Maybe millions go by
But they all disappear from view

And I only have eyes for you
The Song:

Artist Doug Aitken creates multimedia art projects that often involve music. A new one is called "SONG 1" which "transforms the outside of the cylindrical museum [Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC] into an outdoor theater, casting 360-degree projections onto the building." The soundtrack of these projections included a number of artists covering "I Only Have Eyes For You." Beck, as you probably figured, was one of them.

There were lots of versions of the song (wikipedia says 'thousands'), but Beck seems to have based his off of the famous one by The Flamingos. They made their version in 1959.

You could, for a time, stream Beck's version on Pitchfork. I do not think there are any official sources for the song anymore. You can, however, hear it over on Youtube (and below).

Beck also worked with Doug Aitken for a charity project in 2010 on this song.


Played live once:
January 16, 2018