Don Henley

American singer, lyricist, producer and drummer

Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band The Eagles. He has since had a successful solo career and has played a founding role in several charitable causes.

I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter...

Song lyrics

  • Got the bubble-headed bleach blonde
    who comes on at five
    She can tell you 'bout the plane crash
    with a gleam in her eye
    It's interesting when people die: give us dirty laundry.
  • We can do the innuendo,
    We can dance and sing
    And when it's said and done
    We haven't told you a thing,
    We all know that crap is king, give us dirty laundry.
    • "Dirty Laundry"
  • When happily ever after fails
    And weve been poisoned by these fairy tales
    The lawyers dwell on small details
    Since daddy had to fly
    But I know a place where we can go
    Thats still untouched by man
    Well sit and watch the clouds roll by
    And the tall grass wave in the wind.
    You can lay your head back on the ground
    And let your hair fall all around me.
    Offer up your best defense
    But this is the end
    This is the end of the innocence.
  • I see you around sometimes and my heart just melts.
    You're looking like if you had your wish, you'd be somewhere else.
    And it just breaks my heart to see you here this way.
    Someday I'll get the nerve to walk up to you and say
    This is the last worthless evening that you'll have to spend.
    Just gimme a chance to show you how to love again.
  • I've been learning to live without you now
    But I miss you sometimes
    The more I know, the less I understand
    All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning them again.
    • "The Heart of the Matter"
  • I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
    Because the flesh will get weak
    And the ashes will scatter
    So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
    Even if you don't love me anymore.
    • "The Heart of the Matter"
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