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Friday, May 29, A.D. 2009
Take It to the Limit

I grew up listening to the Eagles, and my favorite song of theirs has always been the rather melancholic, honky tonk-ish “Take It to the Limit.” Here is a live performance by Randy Meisner and the band from A.D. 1977:

All alone at the end of the evening,
And the bright lights have faded to blue,
I was thinking about a woman who might have loved me,
And I never knew.

You know I’ve always been a dreamer,
Spent my life running around,
And it’s so hard to change,
Can’t seem to settle down,
But the dreams I’ve seen lately,
Keep on turning out and burning out,
And turning out the same.

So put me on a highway,
And show me a sign,
And take it to the limit one more time.

You can spend all your time making money.
You can spend all your love making time.
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow,
Would you still be mine?

And when you’re looking for your freedom,
Nobody seems to care,
And you can’t find the door,
Can’t find it anywhere,
When there’s nothing to believe in,
Still you’re coming back,
You’re running back,
You’re coming back for more.

So put me on a highway,
And show me a sign,
And take it to the limit one more time.

Long before I understood the lyrics, I understood the mood. It is beautifully depressing.

Posted by Joseph on Friday, May 29, Anno Domini 2009
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