Written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, this song is about making a relationship last. "Slow and Steady" isn't a popular theme for rock lyrics, but the Eagles had finally decided to ignore the pressure to top their landmark Hotel California
album and be satisfied with a solid effort. In our interview with Don Felder
, he said: "When you try to match yourself, it gets harder and harder the more successful you are. So we got to a point where we realized we've got to just wrap this up and end it here and get out of the studio and get on the road. There were a lot of arguments and dissension and contentious arguments about songs and schedules. It was really not heading in the right direction."