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Monday, November 23, 2009

Song of the Day: They're not here, they're not coming

Say what you will about Don Henley, the guy is a great songwriter. Think of all those tremendous Eagles tunes. One of the lesser players in the band said a not so small part of the reason the band broke up was songwriting. All of them wrote songs, but gradually Henley and Frye ended up with more songs on the albums, because their songs were better. There was some resentment and some attitude about it on both sides. Then it got to a point where even Frye couldn't keep up with Henley and the whole thing fell apart.

Henley can probably be a MAJOR pain in the ass to deal with. If you don't agree with his politics, you don't need to be told this, I'm sure. So let's bypass love and heartache, even the environmental and liberal politics and take a look at a pretty damn good song he wrote about...aliens.

From the Inside Job album, which is full of good songs from front to back, here's "They're not here, they're not coming." Great lyrics.

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