Eagles (band)

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The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. Later members included Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit.

Song Lyrics[edit]

Eagles (1972)[edit]

  • Take It easy, take it easy
    Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.
    Lighten up while you still can,
    Don't even try to understand
    Just find a place to make your stand,
    and take it easy.
  • Raven hair and ruby lips
    Sparks fly from her finger tips.
    Echoed voices in the night
    She's a restless spirit on an endless flight.
    Wooo hooo witchy woman, see how high she flies.
    Woo hoo witchy woman she got the moon in her eyes.
  • And I found out a long time ago
    What a woman can do to your soul.
    Ah, but she can't take you anyway
    You don't already know how to go
    I get a Peaceful Easy Feeling
    And I know you won't let me down
    Because I'm already standing
    On the ground.

Desperado (1973)[edit]

  • It's another tequila sunrise
    Starin' slowly 'cross the sky, said goodbye
    He was just a hired hand
    Workin' on the dreams he planned to try
    The days go by.
  • Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
    She'll beat you if she's able.
    You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.
  • Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger.
    Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home.
    And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'
    Your prison is walking through this world all alone.
    • "Desperado"

On the Border (1974)[edit]

  • Well, I heard some people talkin' just the other day
    And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf.
    But let me tell you I got some news for you,
    And you'll soon find out it's true.
    And then you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself.
    'Cause I'm already gone
    And I'm feelin' strong.
    I will sing this vict'ry song.
  • The letter that you wrote me made me stop and wonder why.
    But I guess you felt like you had to set things right,
    Just remember this, my girl, when you look up in the sky,
    You can see the stars and still not see the light (that's right).
    • "Already Gone"
  • James Dean, James Dean
    I know just what you mean.
    James Dean, you said it all so clean.
    And I know my life would look alright
    If I could see it on the silver screen.
  • Every night I'm lyin' in bed
    Holdin' you close in my dreams
    Thinkin' about all the things that we said
    And comin' apart at the seams
    We try to talk it over
    But the words come out too rough
    I know you were tryin'
    To give me the best of your love.

One of These Nights (1975)[edit]

  • One of these nights
    One of these crazy old nights
    We're gonna find out
    Pretty mama
    What turns on your lights.
    The full moon is calling,
    The fever is high,
    And the wicked wind whispers
    And moans.
    You got your demons
    You got desires
    Well, I got a few of my own.
  • I've been searching for the daughter
    Of the devil himself
    I've been searching for an angel in white.
    I've been waiting for a woman who's a little
    Of both
    And I can feel her but she's nowhere
    In sight.
    • "One of These Nights"
  • Late at night a big old house gets lonely.
    I guess every form of refuge has its price.
    And it breaks her heart to think her love is
    Only given to a man with hands as cold as ice.
  • You can't hide your lyin' eyes
    And your smile is a thin disguise
    I thought by now you'd realize
    There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes.
    • "Lyin' Eyes"
  • You know I've always been a dreamer
    (Spent my life running 'round)
    And it's so hard to change.
    (Can't seem to settle down)
    But the dreams I've seen lately
    Keep on turning out and burning out
    And turning out the same.
    So put me on a highway
    And show me a sign
    And take it to the limit one more time.
  • You're afraid you might fall out of fashion,
    And you're feeling cold and small.
    Any kind of love without passion,
    That ain't no kind of loving at all, well

    Same dances in the same old shoes,
    You get too careful with the steps you choose.
    You don't care about winning but you don't want to lose.

    • "After the Thrill is Gone", written by Henley, Frey

Hotel California (1976)[edit]

  • On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night
    There she stood in the doorway;
    I heard the mission bell.
    And I was thinking to myself,
    'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.
    But then she lit up a candle
    And then she showed me the way.
    I heard voices down the corridor
    I thought I heard them say
  • Welcome to the Hotel California.
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face.
    Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Any time of year (Any time of year)
    You can find it here.
    • "Hotel California"
  • Her Mind is Tiffany-twisted
    She got the Mercedes Bends
    She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
    That she calls "Friends"
    How they dance in the courtyard
    Sweet, summer sweat
    Some dance to remember
    Some dance to forget
    So, I called up the Captain
    "Please, bring me my wine," and he said
    "We haven't had that Spirit here since 1969"
    And still those voices are calling from far away
    Wake you up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say
    • "Hotel California"
  • Welcome to the Hotel California.
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    They're living it up at the Hotel California
    What a nice surprise (What a nice surprise)
    Bring your alibis
    • "Hotel California"
  • Mirrors on the ceiling,
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
    And in the master's chambers,
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives,
    But they just can't kill the beast.
    • "Hotel California"
  • Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door.
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before.
    'Relax,' said the night man,
    We are programmed to receive.
    You can checkout any time you like,
    but you can never leave!
    • "Hotel California"
  • Johnny come lately, the new kid in town
    Will she still love you when you're not around?
    There's so many things you should have told her,
    but night after night you're willing to hold her,
    Just hold her, tears on your shoulder.
  • He was a hard-headed man
    He was brutally handsome, and she was terminally pretty
    She held him up, and he held her for ransom
    In the heart of the cold, cold city.
    He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude
    They said he was ruthless, they said he was crude.
    They had one thing in common, they were good in bed.
    She'd say, 'Faster, faster. The lights are turnin' red.
  • Life in the fast lane,
    Surely make you lose your mind
    Life in the fast lane
    Uh-Huh (Are you with me so far?)
    • "Life in the Fast Lane"
  • Eager for action
    Hot for the game
    The coming attraction
    The drop of a name
    They knew all the right people
    They took all the right pills
    They threw outrageous parties
    They paid heavily bills
    There were lines on the mirror
    Lines on her face
    She pretended not to notice
    She was caught up in the race
    Out every evening until it was light<He was too tired to make it
    She was too tired to fight about it
    • "Life in the Fast Lane"
  • Life in the fast lane
    Surely make you lose your mind
    Life in the fast lane
    Life in the fast lane
    Everything all the time
    Life in the fast lane
    • "Life in the Fast Lane"
  • Glowin' and burnin'
    Blinded by thirst
    They didn't see the stop sign
    Took a turn for the worst
    She said, "Listen, baby. You can hear the engine ring.
    We've been up and down this highway; haven't seen a goddamn thing."
    He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash."
    "The doctor say he's comin', but you gotta pay him cash."
    They went rushin' down that freeway, messed around and got lost
    They didn't know they were just dyin' to get off, and it was
    • "Life in the Fast Lane"
  • Life in the fast lane
    Surely make you lose your mind
    Life in the fast lane
    Life in the fast lane
    Everything all the time
    Life in the fast lane
    • "Life in the Fast Lane"
  • And you're back out on the street,
    And you're trying to remember.
    How do you start it over?
    You don't know if you can.
    You don't care much for a stranger's touch,
    But you can't hold your man.
    • "Wasted Time", written by Henley, Frey
  • So you can get on with your search, baby
    And I can get on with mine.
    And maybe someday we will find
    That it wasn't really wasted time.
    • "Wasted Time"
  • I heard about you and that man.
    There's just one thing I don't understand.
    You say he's a liar and he put out your fire;
    How come you still got his gun in your hand?

    Victim of love, I see a broken heart.
    You got your stories to tell.
    Victim of love, it's such an easy part
    And you know how to play it so well.

    • "Victim of Love", written by Henley, Frey, Felder, Souther
  • Some people never come clean;
    I think you know what I mean.
    You're walkin' the wire, pain and desire,
    Looking for love in between.

    Tell me your secrets, I'll tell you mine;
    This ain't no time to be cool.
    And tell all your girlfriends,
    Your "been around the world" friends,
    That talk is for losers and fools.

    • "Victim of Love"
  • She heard about a place people were smiling.
    They spoke about the red man's way
    And how they loved the land.
    And they came from everywhere
    To the Great Divide,
    Seeking a place to stand
    Or a place to hide.
  • And you can see them there on Sunday morning
    Stand up and sing about what it's like up there
    They called it paradise, I don't know why
    You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye
    • "The Last Resort"

The Long Run (1979)[edit]

  • I used to hurry a lot, I used to worry a lot
    I used to stay out till the break of day.
    Oh, that didn't get it,
    It was high time I quit it
    I just couldn't carry on that way.
    Oh, I did some damage, I know it's true
    Didn't know I was so lonely , till I found you.
  • You can go the distance
    We'll find out in the long run (in the long run)
    We can handle some resistance
    If our love is a strong one (is a strong one).
    • "The Long Run"
  • Look at us baby, up all night
    Tearing our love apart
    Aren't we the same two people who lived
    Through years in the dark?
    Every time I try to walk away
    Something makes me turn around and stay.
    And I can't tell you why.
  • Somewhere out there on that horizon
    Out beyond the neon lights
    I know there must be somethin' better
    but there's nowhere else in sight
    It's survival in the city
    When you live from day to day
    City streets don't have much pity
    When you're down, that's where you'll stay.
  • Somebody's gonna hurt someone
    Before the night is through
    Somebody's gonna come undone.
    There's nothin' we can do.
    Everybody wants to touch somebody
    If it takes all night.
    Everybody wants to take a little chance,
    Make it come out right.
  • Tell us what you're gonna do tonight mama,
    There must be someplace you can go.
    In the middle of the tall drinks and the drama,
    There must be someone you know.
    God knows you're looking good enough
    But you're so smooth and the world's so rough.
    You might have something to lose.
    Oh no, pretty mama,
    What you gonna do in those shoes?
    • "Those Shoes", written by Henley, Frey, Felder
  • Oh, it seemed like a holy place,
    Protected by amazing grace
    And we would sing right out loud,
    The things we could not say
    We thought we could change this world
    With words like "love" and "freedom"
    We were part of the lonely crowd
    Inside the Sad Cafe.
    • "The Sad Cafe", written by Henley, Frey, Walsh, Souther

Long Road out of Eden (2007)[edit]

  • And you were just too busy being fabulous,
    Too busy to think about us.
    I don't know what you were dreaming of,
    Somehow you forgot about love.
  • They say that anger is just love disappointed.
    They say that love is just a state of mind,
    But all this fighting over who will be anointed.
    Oh how can people be so blind.

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