The song Take It to the Limit by The Eagles is awesome. The lyrics of this song hold a special place in my heart. The words to this song helped me at a time I thought was the worst time of my life. Here is the memory this song holds for me.
When I first heard this song, I was young but what I remember most was the boy I was in love with. For me this song made me believe he and I would last forever. That together he and I could have everything in life we wanted and more. The words to this song gave me a feeling that I could take it to the limit as many times as I wanted even if I failed at love or life. The song gave me the courage to fight for a person I loved so much.
I heard this song again recently while driving and I thought, “You can have it all.” Just by listening to this song I now know this song still rings true to the hope it gives for taking things as far as allowed. I listen to this song frequently when life has me feeling down. Soon after singing along, I feel better and more alive then before I listened to the words.
The Eagles always produce music that has a meaning behind the words. The meaning of this song is finding the good things in life and not letting the false sense of freedom and money deter you from real love, happiness and precious time. It lets you know what is important in life grabbing onto it and holding on for life and never letting go. The meaning for this song when The Eagles wrote it was about lost loves and loneliness. Later the song was a source of contention between Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner during the September 1977 tour. Frey and Meisner had a physical altercation backstage over how the songs performance was.
Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Glen Frey were the writers for this song. Randy Meisner was lead singer when the song came out. When these men got together and wrote this song, I do not think they realized how many lives this song would touch or help. This song really stands out for me because of the way they sing and perform this song. It is slow and straightforward about what matters most in life and going after what you want. When you hear the words I’ve always been a dreamer, they mean more, because it gives, you hope that you can have everything you want.
Take it to the Limit is from The Eagles fourth album One of These Nights. Listen to Take it to The Limit.