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Life in the Fast Lane by Eagles is part of the album "Hotel California" and comes under the genre Pop,General. It was released on 15 Sep 2009 under the label of Rhino/Elektra. Copyright holded by 1976 Elektra Entertainment..

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Lyrics of Life in the Fast Lane

He was a hard-headed man
He was brutally handsome, and she was teminally pretty
She held him up, and he held her for ransome in the heart
of the cold, cold city
He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude
They said he was ruthless, they said he was crude
They had one thing in common, they were
good in bed
She'd say, 'Faster,faster. The lights are turnin' red."
Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind, mm
Are you with me so far?
Eager for action and bot 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 heavily 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 evening, 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 lse your mind
Life in the fast lane, everything all the time
Life in the fast lane, uh huh
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 goddam thing."
He said,"Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash."
"The doctor say he's comin', but you gotta pay him cash."
They went rushin' down that freeway, messed around
and got lost
They didn't know they were just dyin' to get off
And it was life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane


'Life in the Fast Lane' is a song written by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley and recorded by the American rock band Eagles for their 1976 studio album 'Hotel California'. It was the third single released from this album, and peaked at #11 at the Billboard Hot 100.

The song has remained a staple on classic rock radio stations since its release. It tells of a couple that takes their excessive lifestyle ('there were lines on the mirror, lines on her face') to the edge. On 'In the Studio with Redbeard', Glenn Frey revealed that the title came to him one day when he was riding on the freeway with a drug dealer known as 'The Count'. Frey asked The Count to slow down and the response was, 'What do you mean? It's life in the fast lane!' In that same interview, Frey indicated that the song's central riff was played by Joe Walsh while the band was warming up in rehearsals and Walsh was told to 'keep that, it's a song'.

The song was also recorded for an MTV special as part of the Eagles 1994 reunion tour and 'Hell Freezes Over' album.

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