Song of the Day #2,988: ‘One Of These Nights’ – Eagles

eagles_one_of_these_nightsIn 1975, the Eagles released One Of These Nights, their fourth album in as many years. Continuing a trend that started with their second album, Don Henley and Glenn Frey dominated the songwriting on this record, and Henley moved to the forefront as the band’s de facto lead singer.

Founding member Bernie Leadon wasn’t thrilled with the band’s musical direction and quit after touring with this album. Despite the disagreements that bubbled up during the recording, One Of These Nights became the Eagles’ most successful release yet, reaching #1 on the Billboard chart.

This album produced three hits: ‘Take it to the Limit,’ ‘One Of These Nights’ and ‘Lyin’ Eyes.’ ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ is the only one I was familiar with, and it’s a good one (in the same laid-back country vein as the band’s earlier hits). But I like the blues-meets-disco sound of the title track, today’s SOTD.

Through four albums, I have to admit I’m pretty happy with what I’ve heard, especially the hits. I believe it’s the next album where I start having problems. Maybe I’m just a Bernie Leadon guy.

[Verse 1]
One of these nights
One of these crazy old nights
We’re gonna find out
Pretty mama
What turns on your lights
The full moon is calling
The fever is high
And the wicked wind whispers
And moans
You got your demons
You got desires
Well, i got a few of my own

[Chorus]
Oo, someone to be kind to in
Between the dark and the light
Oo, coming right behind you
Swear i’m gonna find you
One of these nights

[Verse 2]
One of these dreams
One of these lost and lonely dreams
We’re gonna find one
One that really screams
I’ve been searching for the daughter
Of the devil himself
I’ve been searching for an angel in white
I’ve been waiting for a woman who’s a little
Of both
And i can feel her but she’s nowhere
In sight

[Chorus]
Oo, someone to be kind to in
Between the dark and the light
Oo, coming right behind you
Swear i’m gonna find you
One of these nights

[Outro]
One of these nights
In between the dark and the light
Coming right behind you
Swear i’m gonna find you
Get you baby one of these nights
One of these nights
One of these nights
I can feel it
I can feel it
One of these nights
Coming right behind you
Swear i’m gonna find you now
One of these nights
One of these nights
One of these nights crazy crazy nights
One of these nights
Swear i’m gonna find you now
One of these nights
One of these nights

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,988: ‘One Of These Nights’ – Eagles

  1. Dana says:

    More Henley, less Frey is a good thing in my book.

  2. Clay says:

    It’s funny how you separate the two so fiercely, when everything I’ve read stresses how much of a team they were.

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