After The Thrill Is Gone

Album: One of These Nights (1975)
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  • Same dances in the same old shoes
    Some habits that you just can't lose
    There's no telling what a man might lose
    After the thrill is gone

    The flame rises but it soon descends
    Empty pages and a frozen pen
    You're not quite lovers and you're not quite friends
    After the thrill is gone oh
    After the thrill is gone

    What can you do when your dreams come true
    And it's not quite like you planned?
    What have you done to be losing the one
    You held it so tight in your hand well

    Time passes and you must move on,
    Half the distance takes you twice as long
    So you keep on singing for the sake of the song
    After the thrill is gone

    You're afraid you might fall out of fashion
    And you're feeling cold and small
    Any kind of love without passion
    That ain't no kind of lovin' at all, well

    Same dances in the same old shoes
    You get too careful with the steps you choose
    You don't care about winning but you don't want to lose
    After the thrill is gone
    After the thrill is gone
    After the thrill is gone, oh
    After the thrill is gone Writer/s: Don Henley, Glenn Frey
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Comments: 5

  • Lorz from New YorkI always felt it was about singing the same old songs. Year after year and you just lose the love of it over time. Like a relationship that has run its course.
  • Pancho Villa from UsaSame dances in the same old shoes
  • L. D. from Los Angeles Circa 1974Don explained the meaning of "After the Thrill is Gone" so succinctly: "some of the luster was beginning to wear off".
  • Bill from Santa Rosa CaIt's a classic Eagles ballad. One that can only be performed by them for the integrity.
  • Skyforme from Va;;ey Center, Cawow and here I thought it was about a loveless marriage or a love gone stale....
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