Same dances in the same old shoes
Some habits that you just can’t lose
There’s no telling what a man might use
After the thrill is gone…
Welcome to my April A-Z! I’m exploring songs by the fabulous Eagles and today’s feature is “After the Thrill Is Gone.” This is a track from their 1975 album One of These Nights, their fourth studio album, and it was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey (RIP). The lyrics discuss how it feels to keep going through the motions of a relationship when the initial sparks have disappeared. Could be about romance, could be about business, such as maybe the thrill of writing/singing/touring as a band is fading… Perhaps?
Time passes and you must move on
Half the distance takes you twice as long
So you keep on singing for the sake of the song
After the thrill is gone
One of These Nights became the first Eagles No. 1 album on Billboard‘s chart, with three top 10 singles (ATIG was not one of them) and four million records sold. It was considered their breakthrough album, transforming the Eagles into superstars. This is the last album to feature guitarist Bernie Leadon, who was replaced by Joe Walsh. (Source: Wikipedia.)
E-trivia: Original vinyl record pressings of One of These Nights had the following text engraved in the run-out grooves of each album side: side one: “Don’t worry –” and side two: “– Nothing will be O.K.!”
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