Eagles - Tequila Sunrise




"Tequila Sunrise" is a 1973 song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles. It was the first single from the band's second album, Desperado. The song peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100.





Glenn Frey and Don Henley did not write songs together for their debut album, Eagles, and they decided that they should collaborate after they had finished recording the debut album in London. In the first week of their collaboration, they wrote "Tequila Sunrise" and "Desperado". According to Frey, the song was finished fairly quickly. He said he was lying on a couch playing the guitar, and came up with a guitar riff he described as "kinda Roy Orbison, kinda Mexican". He showed Henley the guitar riff and said: "Maybe we should write something to this." The title refers to a cocktail named Tequila Sunrise that was then popular.





Lyrics


It's another tequila sunrise

Starin' slowly 'cross the sky,

said goodbye


He was just a hired hand

Working on the dreams he planned to try

The days go by


Every night when the sun goes down

Just another lonely boy in town

And she's out runnin' 'round


She wasn't just another woman

And I couldn't keep from comin' on

It's been so long


Oh, and it's a hollow feelin'

When it comes down to dealin' friends

It never ends


Take another shot of courage

Wonder why the right words never come

You just get numb


It's another tequila sunrise,

This old world still looks the same,

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