Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane Lyrics

Eagles Hotel California cover art
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He was a hard-headed man he was brutally handsome
And she was terminally pretty
She held him up and he held her for ransom
In the heart of the cold, cold city
He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude
They said he was ruthless said he was crude
They had one thing in common: they were good in bed
She'd say, "Faster, faster. "The lights are turning red."

Life in the fast lane Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane

Eager for action and hot for the game
The coming attraction, the drop of a name
They knew all the right people; They took all the right pills
They threw outrageous parties; They paid heavenly bills
There were lines on the mirror, lines on her face
She pretended not to notice she was caught up in the race
Out every evenin' until it was light
He was too tired to make it; she was too tired to fight about it.

Life in the fast lane surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane everything all the time
Life in the fast lane

Blowin' and burnin' blinded by thirst
They didn't see the stop sign; Took a turn for the worst
She said, "Listen, baby. You can hear the engine ring.
"We've been up and down this highway; haven't seen a god-damn thing."
He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash."
"The doctor say he's coming but you gotta pay in cash."
They were rushing down that freeway; Messed around and got lost
They didn't care they were just dyin' to get off.

And it was life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane everything all the time
Life in the fast lane
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hotel California
  • 2 New Kid in Town
  • 3 Life in the Fast Lane
  • 4 Wasted Time
  • 5 Wasted Time (reprise)
  • 6 Victim of Love
  • 7 Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • 8 Try and Love Again
  • 9 The Last Resort


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Alfred, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh
    album: Track 3 in album Hotel California
    release date: 1976-12-8
    popularity : 666 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:47
    producer: Bill Szymczyk
    drums: Don Henley
    lead vocals: Don Henley
    mixer: Bill Szymczyk
    background vocals: Randy Meisner and Glenn Frey
    bass guitar: Randy Meisner
    Clavinet: Glenn Frey
    guitar: Joe Walsh, Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Don Felder
    writer: Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin