Wednesday, November 15, 2006


This song, by the Eagles, is sung by one of the daughters in the film "In America" to her father, at a school play. In the context of an event in the film, it was very moving, and I thought it was a great film.

Why dont you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

oh, you ain't gettin no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're driving you home
And freedom, oh freedom, well that's just some people talking
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're losing all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Why dont you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be raining, but there's a rainbow above you
You'd better let somebody love you, before it's too late


Blogger willowtree said...

You know, I never heard this song in its entirety before. I think I'll try to give it a listen though. The lyrics are very touching.
In America is something else I have yet to see in its entirety.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

"In America" was kind of a smaller movie, from 2 yrs. ago, but very good. It reminded me somewhat of being a kid and growing up. The family reminded me of my own in a lot of ways. The father dragging an old air-conditioner many, many blocks up a NY street; boy, that's something my father would have done for a poor, hot, struggling family. Great movie.

1:50 AM  

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