Aging myself today, but The Eagles are one of the bands that resonated with me in my youth.
So, I was sad to learn of Glenn Frey’s death yesterday. I was reflecting upon the great poetry of the Eagles.
“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains. And we never even know we have the key.” Already Gone
“Well, I heard some people talkin’ just the other day
And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf
But let me tell you I got some news for you
And you’ll soon find out it’s true
And then you’ll have to eat your lunch all by yourself.”
“It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me.” Take It Easy.
“Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses. You been out ridin’ fences for so long now.” Desperado.
“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” Best of My Love
“I’ve been searching for the daughter
Of the devil himself
I’ve been searching for an angel in white
I’ve been waiting for a woman who’s a little
And I can feel her but she’s nowhere
In sight” One of These Nights
“City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile” Lyin’ Eyes
“You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!” Hotel California
“What the head makes cloudy
The heart makes very clear
The days were so much brighter
In the time when she was here” New York Minute
“He was a hard-headed man he was brutally handsome
And she was terminally pretty” Life in the Fast Lane
If you don’t do know the Eagles, do yourself a favor. Google or You Tube a few of them. The music may have some age on it’ but it still resonates.
Rest in Peace Glenn Frey. You inspired so many of us.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.