10 Of The Eagles’ Most Timeless Lyrics

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The Eagles are one of the most successful groups in the United States, having sold nearly 150 million albums and singles around the globe. The most famous album is ”Hotel California”, released in 1977. Altogether, they have 7 studio albums, which hit the market between 1972 and 2007. And 9 compilations, among them, ”Their Greatest Hits, with songs between 1971 and 1975, which sold over 40 million copies worldwide. We look back at the 10 Of The Eagles’ Most Timeless Lyrics:

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Lyin’ Eyes

“She is headed for the cheatin’ side of town.”

Before achieving worldwide success with their well-known “Hotel California”, the Eagles group recorded this remarkable song from a remarkable album One Of These Nights in 1975, “Lyin ‘Eyes”, folk-rock with harmonies ala Crosby, Stills & Nas.

 

Best Of My Love

“I’m going back in time and it’s a sweet dream / It was a quiet night and I would be all right if I could go on sleeping.”

The Eagles recorded in 1974 ‘On The Border’, which reached their first number 1 song on the charts with ‘Best of My Love’.

 

Most Of Us Are Sad

“Most of us are sad / No one lets it show / I’ve been shadows of myself / How was I to know?”

It was Glenn Frey who wrote the beautiful lyrics, and Randy Meisner gave it life from their self-titled album released in 1972.

 

New Kid in Town

“They will never forget you till somebody new comes along.”

One of the most recognizable songs of The Eagles was released in 1976 from their most iconic album, Hotel California.

 

The Last Resort

“They call it paradise, I don’t know why / You call someplace paradise, kiss it goodbye.”

.Another one from the iconic album Hotel California. The Last Resort, an underrated track but one of Henley’s greatest ballads.

 

I Can’t Tell You Why

“Aren’t we the same two people who lived through years in the dark?”

A breakup song best describes why relationships fail, especially for people in bands. This song was included in the 1979 album, The Long Run.

 

Already Gone

And then you’ll have to eat your lunch all by yourself / ‘Cause I’m already gone.”

This song is one of those Eagles songs that was not written by the band or any of its members. It was written by Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlund and was recorded by the Eagles for the album, On the Border.

 

Doolin-Dalton

“Well, the towns lay out across the dusty plains / Like graveyards filled with tombstones, waiting for the names.”

A song that tells the story of a 19th century Dalton Gang of outlaws – it depicts the life of the Old West. This song is included on their 1973 album, Desperado.

 

Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)

“The queen of diamonds let you down, she was just an empty fable / The queen of hearts you say you never met.”

The Eagles had a knack for telling stories with their songs, and this one completes the tales of Old West.

 

Life in the Fast Lane

“Listen baby, you can hear the engine ring / We’ve been up and down this highway, haven’t seen a goddamn thing.”

Well, there is no throw away from the Hotel California album, and this one is an incredible piece telling the perils of “Life in the Fast Lane.”