My Moral Compass
Take It Easy


Take It Easy

Artist: The Eagles
Album: Eagles
Released: 1972
Cowritten by: Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey

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Take it Easy is the song for all time to make you think that things really are going to be ok after all.

When Take It Easy came out I was in 7th grade, and I remember liking the song so much that I would take my cassette recorder and try to record it off the radio, cause I didn't have the 77 cents it would take the buy the single.

I know the most memorable words are the Winslow Arizona, It's a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford … But the words I rediscovered when I got older.

We may lose, we may win, but we'll never be here again, so open up I'm climbin' in …

I hear this song and have a lot of sadness as Glen Frey passed away this year. Don't forget about the Jackson Browne version. It was really a Jackson Browne song which Glenn Frey added the Winslow Arizona lyrics, and of course it was the Eagles that made the song famous.

Additional Resources

The Eagles perform in the 1970s
Jackson Browne performs with dedication to Glenn Frey
Jackson Browne and Don Henley on the writing of Take It Easy