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was the last view I saw of my country as I left to live in a new one. The last rays of sunlight were pointing to my destination. And so it sings ... "And I found out a long time ago, What a woman can do to your soul, Aw, but she can't take you anyway, You don't already know how to go
A peacful easy feeling must be like a Sunday morning lying in late listening to some poor sucker mowing his lawns at 9.00am .. or is it just his escape? "And I got a peaceful, easy feeling, And I know you won't let me down, Cause I'm already standing on the ground" [mowing]
Or is the "feeling" finding the thing that you have been searching since you can remember? "I get this feeling, I may know you, As a lover and a friend, But this voice keeps .. Whispering in my other ear, Tells me, I may never see you again"
But faith is forever lasting, it's forever rightous ... like the first time you ever felt, well, just like you saw something for the first time as a kid that you must have "I like the way, Your sparkling earrings lay, Against your skin, so brown, And I wanna sleep with you, In the desert tonight ... With a billion stars all around"
I love this song as many millions did too. We are a select few really. We don't ask for much but what we do .... it's all we want beyond words can say.
Where the eagles soarBalance is the key element of the Eagles' self-titled debut album, a collection that contains elements of rock & roll, folk, and country, overlaid by vocal harmonies alternately suggestive of doo wop, the Beach Boys, and the Everly Brothers. If the group kicks up its heels on rockers like "Chug All Night," "Nightingale," and "Tryin'," it is equally convincing on ballads like "Most of Us Are Sad" and "Train Leaves Here This Morning." The album is also balanced among its members, who trade off on lead vocal chores and divide the songwriting such that Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner all get three writing or co-writing credits. (Fourth member Don Henley, with only one co-writing credit and two lead vocals, falls a little behind, while Jackson Browne, Gene Clark, and Jack Tempchin also figure in the writing credits.) The album's overall balance is worth keeping in mind because it produced three Top 40 hit singles (all of which turned up on the massively popular Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) that do not reflect that balance. "Take It Easy" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" are similar-sounding mid-tempo folk-rock tunes sung by Frey that express the same sort of laid-back philosophy, as indicated by the word "easy" in both titles, while "Witchy Woman," a Henley vocal and co-composition, initiates the band's career-long examination of supernaturally evil females. These are the songs one remembers from Eagles, and they look forward to the eventual dominance of the band by Frey and Henley. But the complete album from which they come belongs as much to Leadon's country-steeped playing and singing and to Meisner's melodic rock & roll feel, which, on the release date, made it seem a more varied and consistent effort than it did later, when the singles had become overly familiar.
~ [William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide]