The EAGLES


The Long Run

(1979)



1. The Long Run 3'44
(Don Henley / Glenn Frey)
2. I Can't Tell You Why 4'55
(Don Felder / Don Henley / Glenn Frey / Timothy B. Schmit)
3. In The City 3'46
(Barry Devorzon / Joe Walsh)
4. The Disco Strangler 2'44
(Don Henley / Glenn Frey)
5. King Of Hollywood 6'28
(Don Felder / Don Henley / Glenn Frey / Bob Seger / John David Souther)
6. Heartache Tonight 4'25
(Don Henley / Glenn Frey)
7. Those Shoes 4'55
(Don Felder / Don Henley / Glenn Frey / John David Souther)
8. Teenage Jail 3'45
(Don Henley / Glenn Frey)
9. The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks 2'20
(Don Felder / Don Henley / Glenn Frey)
10. The Sad Cafe 5'34
(Don Felder / Don Henley / Glenn Frey / Souther / Joe Walsh)

Total Time: 42:36


  • Don Henley - Drums, Vocals
  • Joe Walsh - Guitar, Guitar (Steel), Keyboards, Vocals, Slide Guitar
  • Don Felder - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
  • Glenn Frey - Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • David Sanborn - Alto Saxophone
  • Bernie Leadon - Guitar, Vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - Bass, Vocals
  • Jimmy Buffett - Vocals, Background Vocals
  • The MONSTERTONES - Background Vocals

    Produced by Bill Szymczyk f PANDORA PRODUCTIONS Ltd.
    Engineered by Bill Szymczyk & Ed "Radar" Mashal
    Mixed at
    BAYSHORE RECORDING by Bill Szymczyk
    EAGLES Road Crew: Tom Nixon, Tony Taibi, J.J. Jackson, Jimmy Collins, Jerry Vaccarino
    LP Disc Mastering by Ted Jensen
    STERLING SOUND, New York City
    CDD Pre-Mastering by
    WCI RECORD GROUP
    EAGLES Photography by Jim Shea
    Original Album Design & Art Direction by KOSH

    Recorded at BAYSHORE RECORDING STUDIO, Coconut Grove, Florida
    Engineering Assistants: Dave Crowther & John Swain

    Additional Recording at:

    ONE STEP UP RECORDING STUDIO, Los Angeles, California
    Engineering Assistants: Mark Curry, Bob Stringer, Dan Everhart
    LOVE 'N' COMFORT RECORDING STUDIO, Los Angeles, California
    Assistant Engineer: Bob Winder
    BRITTANIA RECORDING STUDIO, Los Angeles, California
    The RECORD PLANT, Los Angeles, California
    Assistant Engineer: Phil Jamtass

    Special Tip of the engineer's cap to Buddy Thornton for making sure all of the electrons went to their proper places

    This Album was Recorded and Mixed utilizing M.C.A. consoles and tape machines
    This Album was NOT Mixed through the Aphex Aural Exciter

    SPECIAL THANKS To Howard Kaufman, Larry Sellers, David Sawyer, Ed Sanders, Dave Reynolds, Clay McMurray, Michael Huber, Paul Jamieson, Nina Avramides & Shirley Klein

    WE WISH To express our sincere gratitude to these men for their hard work and dedication. Without them, none of this would be possible.

    Jimmy Buffett appears Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
    David Sanborn appears Courtesy of
    WARNER BROS. RECORDS Inc.





    1. The Long Run

      I used to hurry a lot, I used to worry a lot,
      I used to stay out till the break of the day.
      Oh that didn't git it, it was high time, I quit it,
      I just couldn't carry on that way.
      Oh, I did some damage, I know it's true.
      Didn't know I was so lonely till I found you.

      Who can go the distance?
      We'll find out in the long run.
      In the long run
      We can handle some resistance
      If our love is a strong one.
      Is a strong one
      People talkin' about us, they got nothin' else to do.
      When it all comes down we will still come through
      In the long run.
      Ooh I want to tell you it's a long run.

      You know I don't understand why you don't treat yourself better,
      Do the crazy things that you do.
      When all the debutantes in Houston, baby,
      Couldn't hold a candle to you.
      Did you do it for love, did you do it for money?
      Did you do it for spite, did you think you had to, honey?

      Who is gonna make it?
      We'll find out in the long run.
      In the long run
      I know we can take it
      If our love is a strong one.
      Is a strong one
      Well we're scared but we ain't shakin',
      Kinda bent but we ain't breakin'
      In the long run.
      Ooh I want to tell you it's a long run.

    2. I Can't Tell You Why

      Look at us baby, up all night
      Tearing our love apart
      Aren't we the same two people who lived
      Through years in the dark? Ooh-oh
      Every time I try to walk away
      Somethin' makes me turn around and stay
      And I can't tell you why
      When we get crazy, it just ain't right
      ( Try to keep your head, little girl )
      Girl, I get lonely too
      You don't have to worry, just hold on tight
      ( Don't get caught in your little world )
      'Cause I love you

      Nothin's wrong as far as I can see
      We make it harder than it has to be
      And I can't tell you why -no, baby
      I can't tell you why
      I can't tell you why

      Every time I try to walk away
      Somethin' makes me turn around and stay
      And I can't tell you why, no, no, baby
      I can't tell you why
      I can't tell you why
      I can't tell you why

    3. In The City

      Somewhere out on that horizon
      Out beyond the neon lights
      I know there must be something better
      But there's nowhere else in sight

      It's survival in the city
      When you live from day to day
      City streets don't have much pity
      When you're down down that's where you stay

      I was born here in the city
      With my back against the wall
      Nothing grows and life ain't very pretty
      No-one's there to catch you when you fall

      But somewhere out on that horizon
      Far away from the neon sky
      I know there must be something better
      And I can't stay another night

    4. The Disco Strangler

      Lookin' for the good life
      Dressed to kill
      She don't have to worry 'cause there's
      Always someone else who will
      Loose and loaded every night
      Dancin' underneath the flashin' light
      Sayin', "Look at me baby, look at me
      I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful,
      I'm somebody"
      Just slip into the arms of
      The disco strangler

      He's been around here all along, baby
      Been waiting for his time to come
      You lookin' for attention darlin'
      He will surely give you some
      He's the crimson in your face du jour
      The fiddler in your darkest night
      He's the melody without a cure
      And Rome is burning, but that's alright
      Just slip into the arms of
      The disco strangler
      Just slip into the arms of
      The disco stranger

    5. King Of Hollywood

      Well he sits up there on his leatherette
      And looks through pictures of the ones
      That he hasn't had yet
      When he thinks he wants a closer look
      He gets out his little black telephone book
      ( He's calling )
      ( He's calling )
      ( He's calling )
      ( He's calling )

      Come sit down here beside me honey
      Let's have a little heart to heart
      Now look at me and tell me darlin'
      How badly do you want this part?
      Are you willing to sacrifice
      And are you willing to be real nice
      All that talent and my good taste
      I'd hate to see it go to waste

      We gon' get you an apartment, honey
      We gon' get you a car
      Yeah, we gon' take care of you, darlin'
      We gon' make you a movie star
      For years I've seen 'em come and go
      He says, "I've had 'em all, ya know"
      I handled everything in my own way
      I made 'em what they are today

      After 'while, nothing was pretty
      After 'while, everything got lost
      Still, his jacuzzi runneth over
      Still, he just couldn't get off
      He's just another power junky
      Just another silk-scarf monkey
      You'd know it if you saw his stuff
      The man just isn't big enough

    6. Heartache Tonight

      Somebody's gonna hurt someone
      Before the night is through
      Somebody's gonna come undone
      There's nothin' we can do

      Everybody wants to touch somebody
      If it takes all night
      Everybody wants to take a little chance
      And make it come out right

      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know
      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know
      Lord, I know

      Some people like to stay out late
      Some folks can't hold out that long
      But nobody wants to go home now
      There's too much goin' on

      This night is gonna last forever
      Last all, last all summer long
      Sometimes before the sun comes up
      The radio is gonna play that song

      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know
      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know
      Lord, I know

      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      The moon's shinin' bright
      So turn out the light
      And we'll get it right
      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know

      Somebody's gonna hurt someone (somebody)
      Before the night is through
      Somebody's gonna come undone
      There's nothin' we can do (everybody)

      Everybody wants to touch somebody
      If it takes all night
      Everybody wants to take a little chance
      And make it come out right

      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know
      There's gonna be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know
      Let's go

      We can beat around the bushes
      We can get down to the bone
      We can leave it in the parkin' lot
      But either way there's gonna be a -
      Heartache tonight, a heartache tonight,
      I know
      Oh, I know
      There'll be a heartache tonight
      A heartache tonight, I know

    7. Those Shoes

      Tell us what you gonna do tonight, mama
      There must be someplace you can go
      In the middle of the tall drinks and the drama
      There must be someone you know
      God knows you're lookin' good enough
      But you're so smooth and the world's so rough
      You might have somethin' to lose
      Oh no, pretty mama
      What you gonna do in those shoes?

      Got those pretty little straps
      Around your ankles
      Got those shiny little chains
      Around you heart
      You got to have your independence
      But you don't know just where to start
      Desperation in the singles bar
      All those jerk-offs in their fancy cars
      You can't believe your reviews
      Oh no, you can't do that
      Once you've started wearin' those shoes

      They're lookin' at you, leanin' on you
      Tell you anything you wanna hear
      They give you tablets of love

      They're waitin' for you, got to score you
      Handy with the shovel and so sincere
      Ooooo, they got the kid gloves

      You just want someone to talk to
      They just wanna get their hands on you
      You get whatever you choose
      Oh no, you can't do that
      Once you've started wearin' those shoes

      Oh no, you can't do that
      Once you've started wearin' those shoes

    8. Teenage Jail

      Stare out the window
      You can't make the time go
      You don't even know why you're here
      Wait for the weekend
      To go off the deep end
      And make everything disappear

      You're lost in a teenage jail
      So young, so vicious, and so frail
      Where something is always for sale
      You're lost in a teenage jail

      You're not like your mothers
      You're not like the others
      You're not quite like anyone else
      They don't even know you
      Got nothin' to show you
      So get somethin' good for yourself

    9. The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks

      There was beer all over the dance floor
      and the band was playin' rhythm and blues
      You got down and did the gator, and half
      an hour later, you were barfin' all over your
      Girlfriend's shoes.

      But the Greeks don't want no freaks.
      The Greeks don't want no freaks
      Just put a little smile on them rosy
      cheeks,
      'Cause the Greeks don't want no freaks.
      ( GATOR !! )
      She was the pride and the passion of Dixie
      She did exactly what her daddy had planned.
      She was perfect little sister until somebody missed
      her and they found her in the bushes with
      the boys in the band
      But the Greeks don't want no freaks
      The Greeks don't want no freaks

      So put a great big smile on them rosy cheeks,
      'Cause the Greeks don't want no freaks
      No, the Greeks don't want no freaks
      Said, the Greeks don't want no freaks

      Just put that monster smile on them rosy cheeks
      'Cause the Greeks don't want no freaks
      No, the Greeks don't want no freaks,
      Ahh ...

    10. The Sad Cafe

      Out in the shiny night the rain was
      Softly falling
      The tracks that ran down the boulevard
      Had all been washed away
      Out of the silver light the past came
      Softly calling
      And I remembered the times we spent
      Inside the Sad Cafe

      Oh, it seemed like a holy place
      Protected by amazing grace
      And we would sing right out loud
      The things we could not say
      We thought we could change this world
      With words like "love" and "freedom"
      We were part of the lonely crowd
      Inside the Sad Cafe

      Oh, expecting to fly
      We would meet on that beautiful shore
      In the sweet by and by


      Some of their dreams came true
      Some just passed away
      And some of them stayed behind
      Inside the Sad Cafe

      The clouds rolled in and hid that shore
      Now that Glory Train, it don't
      Stop here no more

      Now I look at the years gone by
      And wonder at the powers that be
      I don't know why fortune smiles on some
      And lets the rest go free

      Maybe the time has drawn the faces I recall
      But things in this life change very
      Slowly if they ever change at all
      There's no use in asking why
      It just turned out that way
      So meet me at midnight, baby
      Inside the Sad Cafe
      Why don't you meet me at midnight, baby
      Inside the Sad Cafe