Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Eagles: One Of These Nights (1977)



The Eagles perform “One Of These Nights,” the title track of the band’s fourth studio album, which has long been my favorite song from this band, or at least the one I played the most on my turntable after it came out in June 1975. I clearly remember the moment that I first heard it; it was the summer of 1975 and I had just graduated from high school. My parents took us on a vacation to upstate New York, where we were staying at a budget motel in Plattsburgh. While driving in the car to the beach, this song came on the radio. I loved it immediately and begged my father to take us to the mall, where I bought the album. The artwork for the album cover has become as iconic and memorable as the guitar intro.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, especially those rockin’ on so many decades later.

One of These Nights
By Glenn Frey & Don Henley

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 your desires
Well, I got a few of my own

Oh, someone to be kind to in between the dark and the light
Oh, coming right behind you, swear I’m gonna find you, one of these nights

One of these dreams, one of these lost and lonely dreams, now
We're gonna find one, mm, one that really screams
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

Oh, loneliness will blind you in between the wrong and the right
Oh, coming right behind you, swear I'm gonna find you, one of these nights