You know I’ve always been a dreamer
(spent my life running ’round)
And it’s so hard to change
(Can’t seem to settle down)
But the dreams I’ve seen lately
Keep on turning out and burning out
And turning out the same
So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time
From Take It To The Limit
I had the good fortune of seeing The Eagles in concert on Friday night on their History of the Eagles tour. Nostalgia ruled the night. Everyone from the original band was was there, and everyone was a few years older than their prime days in the late ’70s. But the music was a s good as it ever was (which is to say, ‘good but not great’). Joe Walsh, however, brought the house down with great stage energy and fantastics renditions of Rocky Mountain High, and Life’s Been Good.
One song in particular always tugs at my heartstrings. I have lived in the great states of Colorado and New Mexico. I often long for the wide open expanses and the magnificent vistas of the Southwest. I reside in North Carolina now, close to the eastern terminus of I-40. Heading west, I-40 runs straight through Albuquerque on its way to Arizona and LA. The song Take It Easy speaks directly to me: Just put me on a highway, and show me a sign. And take it to New Mexico, one more time.