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Don Henley - Live Inside Job

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul Boyle, Aug 2, 2001.

  1. Paul Boyle

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    Got the above recently which I am playing to death (DTS of course!) One of the tracks really intruiges me - It is called Lilah - I was wondering if anyone can tell me the origin of the song ? Is it written by Henley ? It sounds to me (based on the content & structure of the song) like an Irish artist who I like called Paul Brady - Anyway sorry to ramble on - If anyone knows what Henley album (if any) Lilah appears on I'd be most grateful ... Paul [​IMG]
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  2. Steve T

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    "Lilah" is from Henley's first solo album "I Can't Stand Still" (1982). I am not sure what the lyrics refer to exactly, but here they are:
    Like every young man, I had some things that I
    wanted to say
    Ere I could begin, you know the world got
    in my way
    Oh Lilah, to sleep like a baby
    To open the window and reel the fair wind
    Oh Lilah, to sleep like a baby again
    We spend so much time weeping and wailing and
    shaking our fists
    Creating enemies that really don't exist
    Oh Lilah, to sleep like a baby-
    To open the window and feel the fair wind
    Oh Lilah, to sleep like a baby again
    All these comings and goings that cut like a knife
    These small, simple pleasures that make up a life
    A man needs a home, and a child, and a wife
    to always be there-always
    After I'm gone, there are some things that I know
    I will miss:
    The taste of your mouth, the smell of the perfume
    on your wrist Oh, Lilah, the fields lie fallow
    Whate'r ye sow, so shall ye reap
    Oh Lilah, this ground we hallow
    is ours to tend, but not to keep
    Too-rah, loo-rah, loo-rah Lilah
    Too-rah, loo-rah, loo-rah lay
    Now, while all the streets are silent
    Take my hand and come away
     
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    And by the way, the song was written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar.
     
  4. Paul Boyle

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    SteveT ...
    Thanks for your comprehensive reply which tells me everything I needed to know - I'm still amazed that he (and Danny K) wrote this - One or both of them must have some Irish roots ...
    Once again many thanks ... Paul [​IMG]
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