Joe Walsh’s Life of Illusion

I’m a big Joe Walsh fan and have been since he linked up with my favorite all-time band, The Eagles in 1975.  They say he’s credited with taking the Eagles away from their more country style of music and giving it that hard rock sound that put out many greats like Hotel California and Life in the Fast Lane.  Either way, the Eagles are great and Joe was one of the better musicians of his day.  Drugs and alcohol brought down another great talent and after leaving the Eagles Joe’s successes never quite matched up to earlier times

This song by Walsh is one of my favorites and after hearing it recently on my truck radio I knew I had to share it with everyone.

I’ve added the lyrics below so you can sing along if you don’t already know the words.

Sometimes I can’t help the feeling that I’m
Living a life of illusion
And oh, why can’t we let it be
And see through the hole in this wall of confusion
I just can’t help the feeling I’m
Living a life of illusion

Pow! Right between the eyes
Oh, how nature loves her little surprises
Wow! It all seems so logical now
It’s just one of her better disguises
And it comes with no warning
Nature loves her little surprises
Continual crisis

Hey, don’t you know it’s a waste of your day
Caught up in endless solutions
That have no meaning, just another hunch
Based upon jumping conclusions
Caught up in endless solutions
Backed up against a wall of confusion
Living a life of illusion


George Harrison’s End of the Line

3 responses to “Joe Walsh’s Life of Illusion

  1. I love the Eagles and Joe Walsh. I was listening to Hotel California on my iPod today at the gym and it was “Life in the Fast Lane” that got me going. Great blog.

  2. I am always using the term “brain worms”….a Joe Walsh thing…..I like the Eagles also…..I recall about a billion years ago I went to see a Poco concert and the opening act was a new group called the Eagles….oh sorry…I digress….

  3. I thought I was the only one who knew who the Eagles were……LOL
    Love the Eagles….My son just deleted all his Gangsta crap rap and downloaded tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s….

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