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Eagles - Best of My Love




"Best of My Love" is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and J. D. Souther. It was originally recorded by the Eagles (with Henley singing lead vocals), and included on their 1974 album On the Border. The song was released as the third single from the album, and it became the band's first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single in March 1975. The song also topped the easy listening (adult contemporary) chart for one week a month earlier.


"Best of My Love" was recorded at Olympic Studios in London. The Eagles had begun working on On the Border with producer Glyn Johns who had helmed their Eagles debut album and the follow-up Desperado album. Despite the success of their debut album the Eagles (Frey specifically) were unhappy over Johns' preference for country rock and toning down their own rock aspirations, and their dissatisfaction with Johns was reinforced by the similarly honed Desperado album which was a comparative failure and Johns' no-drug policy during the recording.





After six weeks in London—which yielded "Best of My Love" and one other usable track, "You Never Cry Like a Lover"—the Eagles discontinued working with Johns, then spending eight weeks touring in Europe and the USA and completing the recording of On the Border at the Record Plant in their hometown of Los Angeles with Bill Szymczyk producing. "Best of My Love" was remixed by Szymczyk.





Lyrics


Every night I'm lyin' in bed

Holdin' you close in my dreams

Thinkin' about all the things that we said

And comin' apart at the seams

We try to talk it over

But the words come out too rough

I know you were tryin'

to give me the best of your love


Beautiful faces and loud, empty places

Look at the way that we live

Wastin' our time on cheap talk and wine

Left us so little to give

That same old crowd

Was like a cold dark cloud

That we could never rise above

But here in my heart I give you the best of my love

Oh sweet darlin' you get the best of my love, oh

Sweet darlin', you get the best of my love


I'm goin' back in time

And it's a sweet dream

It was a quiet night

And I would be all right

If i could go on sleepin'

But every mornin'

I wake up and worry

What's gonna happen today

You see it your way

And I see it mine

But we both see it slippin' away


You know we always had each other baby

I guess that wasn't enough

Oh, but here in my heart

I give you the best of my love

Oh, sweet darlin'

You get the best of my love

Oh, sweet darlin'

You get the best of my love

Every night and day,

You get the best of my love

Oh, sweet darlin' you get the best of my love

Oh, sweet darlin' you get the best of my love..




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