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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 06:07 PM

Which Eagles song is your favorite?

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My favorite has to be Hotel California. Not only is it a fantastic song, the lyrics could stand on their own as a poem.
There's something to be said for rock singers who have college degrees (esp. in English).


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
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were 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

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, 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
He said, "we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine"
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

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

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 check out any time you like
But you can never leave"



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ailsagirl Oct 2016 OP
OrwellwasRight Oct 2016 #1
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #2
elleng Oct 2016 #4
Skittles Oct 2016 #6
cyberswede Oct 2016 #16
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #22
GeorgeGist Oct 2016 #7
JudyM Oct 2016 #15
CanSocDem Oct 2016 #24
CherokeeDem Oct 2016 #36
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #8
MH1 Oct 2016 #9
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #12
lastlib Oct 2016 #33
Tom_Foolery Oct 2016 #10
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #11
Dracaena Oct 2016 #38
Generic Brad Oct 2016 #13
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #14
gratuitous Nov 2016 #51
UTUSN Oct 2016 #17
cemaphonic Oct 2016 #18
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #20
Mendocino Oct 2016 #19
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #21
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #23
DinahMoeHum Oct 2016 #25
CherokeeDem Oct 2016 #37
Dyedinthewoolliberal Oct 2016 #26
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #28
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ailsagirl Oct 2016 #29
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2016 #34
BlueStateLib Oct 2016 #30
Owl Oct 2016 #31
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #32
Warren DeMontague Oct 2016 #39
ms liberty Oct 2016 #40
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #41
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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 06:12 PM

1. I can't tell you

why . . . (see what i did there? )


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Response to OrwellwasRight (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 06:14 PM

2. Hee hee

Good one!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 06:47 PM

4. Got it???





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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:08 PM

6. Seven Bridges Road



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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:21 PM

16. Fantastic harmony.

Great tune!

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:20 AM

22. Love harmonies!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:09 PM

7. Desperado.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:49 PM

15. +1, beautifully expressive and I love to play it on guitar.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:29 AM

24. First time...

 



...I've seen the live performance. Outstanding. Thanks for posting.


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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 11:42 AM

36. My favorite, as well....

Love Henley, love this song.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:10 PM

8. Great choices, all!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:13 PM

9. The Last Resort.

Hands down.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:24 PM

12. Oh, yes!!

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Response to MH1 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:39 PM

33. I could give this a thumbs-up!

Good Tune! Says a LOT about our society!

For me personally, it's this one:



"Lay Down your law books, now, they're no damn good!" hits me below the belt. (I basically had to throw away law school, thanks to that dipshit Reagan.)

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:22 PM

10. Victim of Love...




And


Those Shoes





And many more!!

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Response to Tom_Foolery (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:23 PM

11. Good ones!!

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Response to Tom_Foolery (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:43 PM

38. I must concur with Tom_Foolery

Victim of Love is one of my all time favorite Eagles songs.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:11 PM

13. It's a Toss Up

Either "The Long Run" or "Already Gone".

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:21 PM

14. Love those too!!

And I just remembered Lyin' Eyes and New Kid in Town

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 2, 2016, 04:25 PM

51. Not much of an Eagles fan

But "The Long Run" is my favorite of theirs. I didn't much care for it when it first came out, but it has grown on me over the years.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:57 PM

17. Well, there's *that* one. Other, "Lyin' Eyes." n/t

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:37 PM

18. I am told that when I was 4, I would sing along with "Take it to the Limit"

and jump up and down.

These days, probably "Seven Bridges Road."

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Response to cemaphonic (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:12 AM

20. Did we neglect to mention "Take it to the Limit?"

Love that song too

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:54 PM

19. Already Gone

Not so much for the lyrics, but the groove, the song rocks.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:12 AM

21. Yep, that's another one

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:28 AM

23. "One of these Nights"

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:06 AM

25. Cover of "Tequila Sunrise" - by Alan Jackson

from the "various artists" country music album Common Thread as a fund-raiser for
The Walden Woods Project https://www.walden.org/
Winner of the CMA Award for Album of the Year 1994


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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 11:44 AM

37. This is a fantastic album....

Great covers....

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 06:05 PM

26. This one!


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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 09:23 PM

28. Ah, yes!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 06:21 PM

27. Life in the Fast Lane

I also like Don Henley's Heart of the Matter too.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 09:25 PM

29. I'm not familiar with that one

But I'll bet it's great. I like "Boys of Summer" and "End of the Innocence," too (though sad)

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:14 AM

34. Heart of the matter w/ lyrics

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:05 PM

30. "Already Gone" but every song on their greatest hits album is great

Side one
1. "Take It Easy"
2. "Witchy Woman"
3. "Lyin' Eyes"
4. "Already Gone"
5. "Desperado"


Side two
1. "One of These Nights"
2. "Tequila Sunrise"
3. "Take It to the Limit"
4. "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
5. "Best of My Love"

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:08 PM

31. Lyin' eyes

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Response to Owl (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:12 PM

32. Definitely!

Great song!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 05:15 PM

39. I HATE THE FUCKIN' EAGLES, MAN!



look, someone had to say it.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 05:40 PM

40. #2 is Seven Bridges Road - it's the harmonies...

#1 is Journey of the Sorcerer and it is currently my ringtone. It is also the theme song to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the BBC teevee series).

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #40)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 06:06 PM

41. Their harmonies rock!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 2, 2016, 01:20 AM

42. I like "Take It Easy"

Public opinion poll: When he was standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see, a girl, my lord, in a <---> Ford slowed down to take a look at him.

Was she driving:

a "flatBED" Ford

or

a "flatHEAD" Ford?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_flathead_V8_engine

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 2, 2016, 06:26 AM

46. In general, the Don Felder songs (as in "Hotel California") Henley and Frey picked on Felder

ruthlessly but his talent (and his mad guitar skillz w/Joe Walsh) is just amazing.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 2, 2016, 06:32 AM

47. I remember reading somewhere it was inspired (in part) by Vertigo. I love that film, and I love

to think of images from the film as I listen to this rock masterpiece..."this could be heaven or this could be hell..."

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Response to anneboleyn (Reply #47)

Wed Nov 2, 2016, 12:34 PM

48. Interesting. I did not know that.

Anything Hitchcock I love, but I think Vertigo was his ultimate film.

I never tire of it.

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