Victim Of Love

Album: Hotel California (1976)
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  • What kind of love have you got?
    You should be home but you're not.
    A room full of noise and dangerous boys
    Still make you thirsty and hot.
    I heard about you and that man.
    There's just one thing I don't understand.
    You say he's a liar and he put out your fire,
    How come you still got his gun in your hand?

    Victim of love, I see a broken heart.
    You got your stories to tell.
    Victim of love, it's such an easy part
    And you know how to play it so well.

    Some people never come clean,
    I think you know what I mean, oh.
    You're walkin' the wire, pain and desire,
    Lookin' for love in between.
    Tell me your secrets, I'll tell you mine.
    This ain't no time to be cool.
    And tell all your girlfriends, your "been around the world" friends
    That talk is for losers and fools.

    Victim of love, I see a broken heart.
    I could be wrong but I'm not, no, I'm not.
    Victim of love, we're not so far apart.
    Show me what kind of love have you got.

    Victim of love, I see a broken heart.
    I could be wrong but I'm not.
    Victim of love, we're not so far apart.
    What kind of love have you got?

    Victim of love, you're just a victim of love.
    I could be wrong but I'm not, no, I'm not.
    Victim of love, now you're a victim of love.
    What kind of love have you got?
    What kind of love have you got?
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Comments: 6

  • Mike Kevitt from Hickory, NcI like the whole song and the way The Eagles did it. In particular, I like that guitar at the beginning, then how it keeps meandering through the whole rest of the song, kind of in the background but impossible to miss. I couldn't help noticing, and focusing my hearing on it.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyIn the History Of The Eagles documentary, Felder says that he assumed he'd be getting the lead vocal. Henley explained that they recorded several versions with Felder's lead vocal, but nobody was very happy with them. So while Felder was out of the studio, Henley's own lead vocal was inserted over the instrumental track already recorded. Henley said "Having Don Felder sing lead vocal on Victim Of Love would be like having me play lead guitar on Hotel California."
  • Guy from Benson, NcFelder wrote the core and originally titled it "Iron Lung" because of the slapback echo sound on the guitar reminded of his childhood time spent in an iron lung.
  • Pj from Twain Harte, CaI always called this the "chicken song" because of the guitar riffs in the beginning of the song :)
  • Mayank from Ranchi, IndiaGreat song, nice guitar solos.
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaGreat song. Joe Walsh's addition was the shot in the arm the Eagles needed!!!
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