Gone (After the Thrill Is Gone) [April A2Z]

eagle soaring sunset sky

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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13 responses to “Gone (After the Thrill Is Gone) [April A2Z]

  1. The Eagles never get old, so the thrill is never gone.

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  2. they are a great band! ❤


  3. Yet another goodie.

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  4. Just an FYI, the videos haven’t been pulling in🤷🏼‍♀️ I click on the box and it takes me to the song on YouTube though, so it’s all good.

    I actually haven’t heard this song in For-Ev-Er so it was very cool to groove out with it this morning🎶💃🏼🥳 Thank you!

    It’s funny that they were trying to get away from the “Country” label and the opening guitar sounds very Country to me😂😂 I was always amazed that DH could sing lead and drum at the same time. I have trouble walking on a flat surface, in a wide open area, without stumbling or falling🤪🤦🏼‍♀️😂😂

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    • IKR?! 😂 I assumed the vids would flip ppl over to YouTube. That’s what happens to me when I click on song links, though I rarely do…


  5. A beautiful post Paula, love this music

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  6. I am enjoying your theme very much Paula. Great music.

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