Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Eagles: Take It Easy (1977)



The Eagles perform “Take it Easy” in this 1977 performance, when they were one of the top-performing bands in the world. I saw them perform that same year (at the Montreal Forum) during their Hotel California Tour (1976–78). The song, written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, was the band’s first single, in 1972, and is the title track on the album, Eagles (1972). This soon became their signature song.

For all the fathers out there, tomorrow being Father’s Day, take it easy. 

Take it Easy
by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey

Well I'm a-runnin' down the road try'n to loosen my load
I've got seven women on my mind
Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me
One says she's a friend of mine
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

Well, I'm a standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flat-bed Ford
Slowin' down to take a look at me
Come on, baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win, though we will never be here again
So open up I'm climbin' in, so take it easy

Well, I'm a runnin' down the road tryin' to loosen my load
Got a world of trouble on my mind
Lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover, she's so hard to find
Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy
Come on baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me

Oh, we got it easy
We outghta take it easy