If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life is the eighth track on Prince’s 28th studio album Musicology.
Initial recording dates are unknown, but engineer H.M. Buff has stated that he was involved in recording the song, indicating that it was recorded between 1995 and 2000. The song’s opening suggests that it was recorded in tandem with The Marrying Kind, yet engineer H.M. Buff was not involved in recording of that track, meaning it was most likely recorded separately. The presence of drummer John Blackwell on If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life suggests that further work was done on the track at some point between late 2000 (when John Blackwell joined Prince’s band) and early 2004. The horn overdubs were also most likely done in early 2004, when Candy Dulfer rejoined the band.