Well baby, there you stand With your little head, down in your hand Oh, my God, you can't believe it's happening again Your baby's gone, and you're all alone And it looks like the end
And you're back out on the street And you're tryin' to remember How do you start it over You don't know if you can You don't care much for a stranger's touch But you can't hold your man
You never thought you'd be alone This far down the line And I know what's been on your mind You're afraid it's all been wasted time
The autumn leaves have got you thinking About the first time that you fell You didn't love the boy too much, no, no You just loved the boy to well, farewell
So you live day to day And you dream about tomorrow, oh And the hours go by like minutes And the shadows come to stay So you take a little something To make them go away I could have done so many things, baby If I could only stop my mind From wonderin' what I left behind And from worrying 'bout this wasted time
Ooh, another love has come and gone Ooh, and the years keep rushing on I remember what you told me before you went out on your own Sometimes to keep it together, we got to leave it alone
So you can get on with your search, baby And I can get on with mine And maybe someday we will find That it wasn't really wasted time Mmm, hmm mm Oh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, mmm mmm
Writer/s: Glenn Lewis Frey, Donald Hugh Henley
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Don from Vancouver Bc This song stands the test of time , we are all home with this virus going on , nice to have great songs to make us all look back and appreciate super lyrics @ composing
Amypala from Virginia Beach, VaI was driving home from grocery shopping, sad because it was my mother's birthday, our first without her; Hotel California was in my disc drive, and this song came on; I really noticed very sharply how very sad this song is; how Henley's voice captures that sadness, and then the rise of the music at the end that says it will get better. I cried all the way home.
Jeannie from KyOne of my many Favorite Eagles songs.
Dude from FloridaI've listened to this song about 10 times today and it has to be about one their romances gone bad. On Wikipedia, it says the song was inspired by Don Henley's breakup with Loree Rodkin, so you there have it.
Markantney from Biloxi, MsJul 2014,
1. I Love this song. 2. And though they may have been aiming for the "Blue Eye'd" Soul Philly sound and Henly has the chops for it,..this has more a Kenny Rogers (type) Country Pop (or Pop Country) Vibe. 3. Again, a great song.
Ken from Louisville, KyThe song is Henley's message that while it is hard not to be despondent and bitter about the end of a romance, it is important to not to let that overwhelm you. Don would revive that theme with his 1989 solo hit "Heart Of The Matter".
Ken from Louisville, KyAlthough the song is about the end of a romantic relationship, it was chosen to end Part One of the History Of The Eagles doc. It covered the 1980 break up of the group with the closing line of the song "So you can get on with your search, baby/And I can get on with mine/And maybe one day we will find/That it wasn't really wasted time".