Seven Bridges Road

Album: Eagles Live (1980)
Charted: 21
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  • There are stars in the southern sky
    Southward as you go
    There is moonlight and moss in the trees
    Down the Seven Bridges Road

    Now I have loved you like a baby
    Like some lonesome child
    And I have loved you in a tame way
    And I have loved you wild

    Sometimes there's a part of me
    Has to turn from here and go
    Running like a child from these warm stars
    Down the Seven Bridges Road

    There are stars in the southern sky
    And if ever you decide you should go
    There is a taste of time sweetened honey
    Down the Seven Bridges Road Writer/s: Steve Young
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Diego Jack from Exiled In GeorgiaTry Steve Young's 1969 version, a contrast from the acapella, with haunting strings that were popular at the time. As of this writing, it’s on YouTube.
  • Jimbo99 from Palm Coast, FlBeen a long time since I listened to that classic. I listen to the music in 2020, and it'll never be the same.
  • Eddie Rad from South Hadley, MaIncredible Harmonies! I can watch the video of them singing this backstage warming up over and over again! So glad they discovered this song! There version is wicked! Love you guys for doing it! Oh and I so miss Glen Frey! RIP old friend. Grew up with you guys! The music of my life!
  • Leonard Lawless from Colorado SpringsHey Twig The Cat Call was me. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1980. Spent the night outside the arena. First come first serve priority numbers handed down. I drew #4, sat second row. Very first rhythmic cat call was mine end of first line as was the ratty sounding one at the end of the third line. Needless to say, I never recorded with them again. Funny you asked.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 14th 1980, "Seven Bridges Road" by the Eagles entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #64; and seven weeks later on February 1st, 1981 it peaked at #21 {for 2 weeks} and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #17 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    The two records that preceded it on the Top 100 both peaked at #8, "The Long Run" and "I Can't Tell You Why"...
    It would be almost fourteen years later before they would entered the Top 100 again; on October 23rd, 1994 "Get Over It" debut on the chart at position #61.
  • Kimberly from Landing, NjI am intrigued as posed a song stemming from AL. but over all the song brings me a knowledge of the seven bridges to Key West, FL. as the man or wo man needed to explore the life unknown of rainbows . As there escaping to the fulfillment of the seven bridges journey. 4 each there own. love the song for its beuti in the art of sound. Amen
  • Jack from Newton, MaThe harmonies were not in the Steve Young version but were added by Ian Matthews in an album produced by Mike Nesmith (of the Monkees!). This version came out years before the Eagles used it to warm up on their Hotel California tour.
  • Twig from River Falls, WiI always wondered who the guy that screams during the pause at the beginning of the song is? I wish it was me.
  • Rob from Woodbridge, VaI have always loved the harmonies of this song.They very seldom do it live anymore.That did not look like The Eagles on the YouTube video above,Unless it was very Early in their career.But it most certianly sounde like them.Very well done, who ever it was
  • Beck from Columbus, OhI agree with Nady....they all have good ears and near perfect in tone. There have been remakes of the song, but Eagles I think still are the best.
  • Countedx58 from Livermore, CaWilliams IS buried at Oakwood - http://tinyurl.com/6wchmf - but Woodley Road is nowhere near the cemetery. At one end, it T's into Narrow Lane Road. At the other end, some 25 miles southeast, it T's into Pine Level Loop in Pine Level, AL. You can see it for yourself on Google Maps. The cemetery is located at the intersection of Columbus and North Ripley Streets, 3.4 miles from Woodley Road.
  • Nady from Adelaide, Australiapretty song:) the harmonies are stunning
  • Bob from Southfield, MiAccording to Don Felder's biography (Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles) this song was originally sung by the group as a warm-up before going on stage. They would harmonize on the song as a way of bonding with each other before walking out to perform.
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