The Right Coast

February 16, 2006
Speaking of lyrics . . .
By Tom Smith

I am a child of the 'seventies and think Don Henley is a genuis. What can I say. A friend of mine lived up the road from him in Something or other Hills, and said he was a pretty nice guy too, but really hated living in LA. Here are his lines written by middle aged guy who loses his marriage or relationship because he worked too much and was home too little.

I got the call today, I didn’t wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old, true friend of ours was talkin’ on the phone
She said you’d found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And the struggles we went through
And how I lost me and you lost you
What are these voices outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

Coming next: great alt-country lyrics.