"Peaceful Easy Feeling" is a song written by Jack Tempchin and recorded by the Eagles. It was the third single from the band's 1972 debut album Eagles. The single reached No. 22 on the charts and is one of the band's most popular songs. Glenn Frey sings the lead vocal, with Bernie Leadon providing the main harmony vocal (starting in the beginning of the second verse) and Randy Meisner completing this three-part harmony.
During a following trip to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Tempchin saw a girl with "turquoise earrings against her dark skin," which he incorporated into the song. "I guess I was trying to distill the beauty of every girl I saw into words on paper and then into a song," he later stated. He later completed the song's third verse in the parking lot of the Der Wienerschnitzel fast food establishment in San Diego.
Some time later, Tempchin had moved to Los Angeles and was attempting to break into the music industry alongside Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, and J.D. Souther. Frey heard Tempchin's "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and asked if he could develop it further, adding that his new band, the Eagles, had only just formed eight days prior. He presented Tempchin with a cassette demo on the track the next day, who later remarked, "It was so good I couldn’t believe it."
"Peaceful Easy Feeling"
I like the way your sparkling earrings lay Against your skin so brown. And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight With a billion stars all around. 'Cause I got a peaceful easy feeling. And I know you won't let me down 'Cause I'm already standing on the ground. And I found out a long time ago What a woman can do to your soul. Oh, but she can't take you anyway, You don't already know how to go. And I got a peaceful easy feeling. And I know you won't let me down 'Cause I'm already standing on the ground. I get this feeling I may know you As a lover and a friend. But this voice keeps whispering in my other ear, Tells me I may never see you again. 'Cause I get a peaceful easy feeling. And I know you won't let me down 'Cause I'm already standing I'm already standing Yes, I'm already standing on the ground