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Jackson Browne — Take It Easy
Album: Saturate Before Using
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:38
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Well I'm a-running down the road trying to loosen my load
I've got seven women on my mind
Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me
One says she's a friend of mine

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy

Well I'm a-standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona
With such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford
Slowin' down to take a look at me

Come on baby, don't say maybe
I've got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win
But we will never be here again
Open up I'm climbin' in to take it easy

Well I'm a-running down the road trying to loosen my load
Got a world of trouble on my mind
I'm lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover
She's just a little hard to find
Take it easy
Take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Come on baby, don't say maybe
I've got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me
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Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me
One says she's a friend of mine…. Come on baby, don't say maybe
I've got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me… Open up I'm climbin' in to take it easy …. Lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover, She's just a little hard to find…


As a woman who’s had to deal with irresponsible entitled wanderers like this I find this song rather irritating.


Jackson Browne & David Lindley - Take It Easy, Live (2006)

Well I'm a-running down the road trying to loosen my load
I've got seven women on my mind
Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me
One says she's a friend of mine

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy

Well I'm a-standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona
With such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford
Slowin' down to take a look at me

Come on baby, don't say maybe
I've got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win
But we will never be here again
Open up I'm climbin' in to take it easy

Well I'm a-running down the road trying to loosen my load
Got a world of trouble on my mind
Lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover
She's just a little hard to find
Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Come on baby, don't say maybe
I've got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me

You know we got it easy
We oughta take it easy

(c) 1972 WB MUSIC CORP & RED CLOUD MUSIC


perpetualdeja_vu wrote:
I don't care what you guys say, this song is awesome. Both versions are awesome. Makes me want to drive somewhere warm and ride around with the top down. :clap:
here! here!
drH wrote:
Pedal steel credit goes to someone by the name of Sneaky Pete. Lindley plays on it too, but not slide, as far as I can tell.
pete was also an original flying burrito brother. i love his pedal steel!
tg3k wrote:
Maybe I'm the odd man out, but I sorta prefer this version over the Eagles'. Something about the slide guitar work (is that David Lindley?) that pulls me in.
Pedal steel credit goes to someone by the name of Sneaky Pete. Lindley plays on it too, but not slide, as far as I can tell.
I love the banjo work in the Eagles version of this. But they're both worth having.
Maybe I'm the odd man out, but I sorta prefer this version over the Eagles'. Something about the slide guitar work (is that David Lindley?) that pulls me in.
I don't care what you guys say, this song is awesome. Both versions are awesome. Makes me want to drive somewhere warm and ride around with the top down. :clap:
Maybe it's because I'm in England but we don't hear this so much, it still makes a great listen! :bounce:
Truly sick of hearing it, Eagles or Jackson Browne version.
This song is at the top of a very short list of songs that i have heard WAY too many times in my short life
I've had a really rough day and I hate the f*cking eagles...... or any cover thereof
Ahhh...the real way this song should sound. Not the way those damn Eagles f@%@'d it up!
Jackson Browne? Yes. \"Take it Easy\"? Not so much...
Originally Posted by dadofsammy: Pretty much the best thing about this version was the segue into Our Lady of the Well....alas, 'tis not to be on RP.
I love they way Take It Easy and Lady of the Well blend! I might have to upload that.
Pretty much the best thing about this version was the segue into Our Lady of the Well....alas, \'tis not to be on RP.
More Jackson Browne, puh-leaze!
Mediocre performance by a mediocre artist of a mediocre song by an overrated band.
I know he co-wrote this song, but hasn\'t the world pretty much decided that the Eagles\' version is better? It\'s not sufficiently different to be interesting.
I think he should have left this one alone.
no JB = good TIE = bad