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These are lyrics by Eagles that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Eagles

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Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 album at Amazon.com
Eagles', "Already Gone"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains.
And we never even know we have the key.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is a great line, and makes a lot of sense on the surface. But come on, 'so often times it happens?' Why not just say 'often.' This is a roundabout jumbled way of filling space.
Submitted by: Erick
The Eagles', "Desperado"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You've been out ridin' fences.
Why They're Nonsensical:
One's senses are within oneself, not somewhere else that one can come to. And how can one ride fences? They generally don't go anywhere!
Submitted by: Doug Wells
Eagles', "Heartache Tonight"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
We can beat around the bushes
We can get down to the bone.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I have no idea what this means. I always thought the lyrics were 'We can meet around the bushes, We can get down to the phone', which I think actually makes more sense.
Submitted by: David Jones
Eagles', "Hotel California"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
That she calls friends.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Males aren't usually described as pretty; they are handsome.
Submitted by: Waddle Dee
The Eagles', "Hotel California"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave
Why They're Nonsensical:
It's impossible to check out if you're not leaving. How can one check out and stay?
Submitted by: David Pratter
Eagles', "Love Will Keep Us Alive"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When we're hungry,
Love will keep us alive.
Why They're Nonsensical:
OMG.... for a Grammy-nominated hit like this song, these have got to be THE LEAST sense-making lyrics ever known to man - I mean, come on: "hungry", then "keep us alive"!? Maybe "when we're hungry, love will SATISFY us" would've made more sense - but it wouldn't rhythmically fit in the meter. But there's a difference between satisfaction and survival.
Submitted by: Chowder
Eagles', "On The Border"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm tryin' to change this water to wine.
Why They're Nonsensical:
YOU can't change water to wine! Only Jesus can do that.
Submitted by: Isac
Eagles', "Witchy Woman"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And she drove herself to madness with a silver spoon
Why They're Nonsensical:
I still have no idea what this lyric means, every time I hear it I think of the titular woman having a binge eating problem.
Submitted by: Cat

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