Hole in the World – Song Lyric Sunday – Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt

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Hole in the World – Song Lyric Sunday – Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘freeze, cool, heat, melt’. Thanks, Jim! ๐Ÿ™‚

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/measured-with-a-thermometer/

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This is one of my favorite Eagles songs. It was written after and concerning 9-11, but still could be about the state of the world at this time, too. There are still wars going on, and now there is violence in the streets, and the pandemic virus – they all take loved ones away, leaving a hole in their family’s world, and in our hearts. โค

Hope you can see the video, as it wasn’t on YouTube. (sorry – the video just keeps going on about other stuff, and I didn’t know how to not have that part on there, so just stop the recording after the song. )

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From the Song Facts article:

  • The Eagles wrote this after a tour in Europe. They started the composition around September 11, 2001. The message is that love is the ultimate savior in a world damaged and corrupted by evil and hatred. It also conveys parents’ dreams and hopes for their children in such a troubled society. >>
  • Don Henley explained in the liner notes for The Very Best Of The Eagles compilation that he penned on the darkest day in American history: September 11, 2001. “I sat down at the piano in my home studio and started putting some chords with the phrase ‘hole in the world,'” he said. “Months went by, but I didn’t show it to anybody. Then, other things started happening that gave additional meanings to ‘Hole in the World,’ particularly after the [Iraqi] war started. The fighting was supposedly over in May, and yet one or two or three of our boys were – and still are – getting killed every day, which means somebody’s daddy is not coming home. So that’s another ‘hole’ — a huge hole in somebody’s life – a child, a wife, a mother, a father, a brother, a sister.”

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โ€œHole in the Worldโ€, by the Eagles, was written in response to September 11, 2001. It was released in 2003, from the album, โ€œThe Very Best Ofโ€,ย  and was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey. It is on The Eagles Recording Company II label

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There's a hole in the world tonight.
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
There's a hole in the world tonight.
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

They say that anger is just love disappointed.
They say that love is just a state of mind.
But all this fighting over who is anointed,
Oh, how can people be so blind?

There's a hole in the world tonight.
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
There's a hole in the world tonight.
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

Oh, they tell me there's a place over yonder
Cool water running through the burning sand.
Until we learn to love one another,
We will never reach the Promised Land.

There's a hole in the world tonight.
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
There's a hole in the world tonight.
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

(There's a hole in the world tonight.)
They say that anger is just love disappointed.
(There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.)
They say that love is just a state of mind.
(There's a hole in the world tonight.)
But all this fighting over who will be anointed,
(Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.)
Oh, how can people be so blind?

There's a hole in the world tonight.
(Hole in the world)
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
(Fear and sorrow)
There's a hole in the world tonight.
(Oh)
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow (repeat three times)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ
ยฉ 2020 BS

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12 responses »

    • Thanks, Jim! Glad to have found this video. I have tried before to find Eagles songs, so now I know why it has been hard to do. Interesting. I do love all their songs. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I can’t remember names very often, but I thought he looked like the singer from Tesla. However, I did find out who he is, as this Wiki article says:
      Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He has performed as the bassist and vocalist for Poco and the Eagles, having replaced bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner in both cases. Schmit has also worked for decades as a session musician and solo artist. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles.
      So now we know! ๐Ÿ™‚

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