Ol' 55 Lyrics



writers: Tom Waits
album: Track 7 in album On the Border
release date: 1974-3-22
popularity : 39 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock/Folk Rock
length: 4:22
producer: Bill Szymczyk
drums: Don Henley
piano: Glenn Frey
engineer: Bill Szymczyk
electric guitar: Bernie Leadon
bass: Randy Meisner
background vocals: Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon
pedal steel guitar: Al Perkins
assistant engineer: Gary Ladinsky and Allan Blazek
lead vocals: Don Henley and Glenn Frey
composer: Tom Waits
lyricist: Tom Waits

Album Information

label: Asylum Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Eagles On the Border cover art


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Well, my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splitly
Out to my ol' fifty-five.
As I pulled away slowly feelin' so holy
God knows I was feelin' alive.

And now the sun's comin' up,
I'm ridin' with Lady Luck,
Freeway cars and trucks.
Stars beginning to fade
And I lead the parade
Just a wishin' I'd stayed a little longer.
Lord, don't you know the feelin's gettin' stronger.

Six in the mornin' gave me no warnin',
I had to be on my way.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Already Gone
  • 2 You Never Cry Like a Lover
  • 3 Midnight Flyer
  • 4 My Man
  • 5 On the Border
  • 6 James Dean
  • 7 Ol’ 55
  • 8 Is It True?
  • 9 Good Day in Hell
  • 10 The Best of My Love