Song of the Day #2,977: ‘Best Of My Love’ – Eagles

eagles_best_of_my_love1975 saw the release of the Eagles’ third studio album in three years. The band’s goal with On the Border was to shed the country-folk sound of their first two releases in favor of a harder rock vibe.

Producer Glyn Johns, who had helmed the band’s first two albums, was relieved of his duties after cutting just a couple of tracks. He was replaced by the world’s highest-scoring Scrabble word, Bill Szymczyk. Szymczyk had produced two Joe Walsh albums, of which the Eagles were fans (foreshadowing!).

To amp up the guitar factor, axe man Don Felder was brought into the sessions and he was soon inaugurated as the fifth member of the Eagles.

The resulting album does have a few more rock tunes than its predecessors, but it’s not exactly a head-banger. Alongside the rockabilly and R&B jams are some laid-back ballads and a bluegrass tune.

‘Best Of My Love,’ one of the tracks produced by Glyn Johns before his dismissal, sounds the most like the band’s earlier work and became the band’s first #1 hit.

[Verse 1]
Every night i’m lying in bed
Holding you close in my dreams
Thinking about all the things that we said
And coming apart at the seams
We try to talk it over
But the words come out too rough
I know you were trying
To give me the best of your love
Beautiful faces and loud, empty places
Look at the way that we live
Wasting our time on cheap talk and wine
Left us so little to give
That same old crowd
Was like a cold dark cloud
That we could never rise above
But here in my heart i give you the best of my love

[Chorus]
Oh sweet darling you get the best of my love, oh
Sweet darling, you get the best of my love

[Verse 2]
I’m going back in time
And it’s a sweet dream
It was a quiet night
And i would be all right
If i could go on sleeping
But every morning
I wake up and worry
What’s gonna happen today
You see it your way
And i see it mine
But we both see it slipping away
You know we always had each other baby
I guess that wasn’t enough
Oh, but here in my heart
I give you the best of my love

[Chorus]
Oh sweet darling you get the best of my love, oh
Sweet darling, you get the best of my love

[Chorus]
Oh sweet darling you get the best of my love, oh
Sweet darling, you get the best of my love

[Chorus]
Oh sweet darling you get the best of my love, oh
Sweet darling, you get the best of my love

[Chorus]
Oh sweet darling you get the best of my love, oh
Sweet darling, you get the best of my love

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,977: ‘Best Of My Love’ – Eagles

  1. Dana says:

    Other than this song and “Already Gone,” I am not too familiar with the songs from this album. And I’m not a big fan of “Already Gone,” another Frey song. “Best of my Love” is better, but doesn’t really do much for me either.

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