Don Henley - Live Inside Job

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

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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
 

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

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