My Moral Compass
Take It Easy

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Take It Easy

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


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Notes

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

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