The theme of the song is similar to that of "Paloma Blanca
," "Skyline Pigeon
" and countless other songs where birds feature in the title or the lyrics, though "Eagle" had a more specific inspiration. In Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA
it is revealed as the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull
, of which Björn said: "I was trying to capture the sense of freedom that I got from reading that book."
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2