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Eagles - Take It Easy





"Take It Easy" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles with Frey singing lead vocals. It was the band's first single, released on May 1, 1972. It peaked at No. 12 on the July 22, 1972, Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also was the opening track on the band's debut album Eagles and it has become one of their signature songs, included on all of their live and compilation albums. It is listed as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.


Jackson Browne later recorded the song as the lead track on his second album, For Everyman (1973), and released it as a single as well, although it did not chart. Travis Tritt also covered the song for the 1993 Eagles' tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles; the video for Tritt's version is notable for the appearance of all five members of the Eagles together again for the first time in 13 years after their break-up, and it led to the reunion of the band a few months later.








Lyrics


Well I'm runnin' down the road tryin' to loosen my load

I've got seven women on my mind

Four that wanna own me two that wanna

stone me one says she's a friend of mine

Take it easy

Take it easy

Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy

Lighten up while you still can

Don't even try to understand

Just find a place make your stand

Take it easy

Well I'm a standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona

Such a fine sight to see

It's a girl my lord in a flatbed

Ford slowin' down to take a look at me

Come on baby

Don't say maybe

I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me

We may lose and we may win

Though we will never be here again

So open up I'm climbin' in

Take it easy

Alright


Well I'm runnin' down the road tryin' to loosen my load

Got a world of trouble on my mind

Lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover

She's so hard to find

Take it easy

Take it easy

Don't let the sound of them old wheels drive you crazy

Come on baby

Don't say maybe

I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me

Ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

ooh-ooh


Well you know we got it easy

We oughta take it easy

Yeah




Songwriters: JACKSON BROWNE / GLENN FREY

Take It Easy Lyrics © Sony/ATV Harmony, Swallow Turn Music, SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC., MUSIC CORP. OF AMERICA, INC.






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