Eagles - "One Of These Nights" - Melbourne 2005




"One of These Nights" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey. This song was inspired by the soul music Frey was listening to when he started writing it on the piano. Artists like B.B. King and Al Green were a big influence on many songs on the album.


The song features a guitar solo by Don Felder that is "composed of blues-based licks and sustained string bends using an unusually meaty distortion tone.



Don Felder, who was the Eagles newest guitarist, came up with the opening bass line. In a 1975 Rolling Stone interview, Don Henley credited Felder with helping the Eagles get away from ballads: "With Don Felder, we can really rock. He's made us nastier and he's done a great guitar solo on One Of These Nights."





The album One Of These Nights sold platinum in the UK and Canada, and sold 4x platinum in the US. It was the Eagles highest-selling album to date, but their next album Hotel California sold even better.





Lyrics


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 your desires

Well, I got a few of my own


Oh, someone to be kind to in between the dark and the light

Oh, coming right behind you, swear I'm gonna find you, one of these nights


One of these dreams, one of these lost and lonely dreams, now

We're gonna find one, mm, 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


Oh, loneliness will blind you in between the wrong and the right

Oh, coming right behind you, swear I'm gonna find you, one of these nights


One of these nights oh, 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 (oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh-oh)

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 (and gets so dark, it's so dark and cold)

One of these nights (one of these crazy crazy crazy nights)

One of these nights (swear I'm gonna find you coming right behind you)

One of these nights (oh)

One of these nights (and I want to say ah)

One of these nights (one of these, one of these)

One of these nights (coming right behind you, swear I'm gonna find you)

One of these nights (One of these nights, one of these crazy nights)

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Songwriters: Glenn Frey / Don Henley

One Of These Nights lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group