Behind the Music: The Eagles Take it to the Limit, one more time.

1975. Recording session for the One of These Nights album. Actual transcript.
  1. Don Henley
    "Alright guys good work, Bernie and Felder got their songs in. Me and Glen, of course, got ours done. We just have one song left, Randy, what do you got?"
  2. Randy Meisner
    Okay, so I got the first two verses, I figured you guys could help me out with the third. But the song is called Take it to the Limit.
  3. Glen Frey
    No, that's not gonna work man, we already did Take it Easy. We can't do another "Take it" song.
  4. Don Henley
    Oh come off it Glen, you stole that song from Jackson Browne.
  5. Glen Frey
    Don, it's our first single man, it was a huge hit, we can't do another "Take It" song, it'll look like we're running out of ideas.
  6. Randy Meisner
    Look Glen, you can call the song whatever you want but I get one song on this album, it's in my contract.
  7. Don Henley
    Glen will you stop doing air quotes when you say Take It, seriously, let's just hear the song, then we can talk about the name.
  8. Glen Frey
    Why don't you just *air quotes* "Take it easy" Don.
  9. Don Henley
    Go ahead Randy, let's hear what you got.
  10. Randy Meisner
    🎶 all alone at the end of the evening ... and I've always been a dreamer ... when you're looking for your freedom ... you're coming back for more ... so put me on a highway and show me a sign and take it to the limit one more time 🎶
  11. Glen Frey
    Randy, "highway" "take it" that's basically just a remix of Take it Easy!
  12. Randy Meisner
    What's a remix?
  13. Glen Frey
    It'll be big in twenty years, trust me.
  14. Don Henley
    Alright guys, if this is going to work we're going to have to...
  15. All (in unison)
    Take.it.to.the.limit!
  16. Glen Frey
    Okay, Randy, I'm sorry, it's a good song. Let's get to work.
  17. Randy Meisner
    Great, you guys like the first two verses, what are we going to do for the third one?
  18. Don Henley
    We're gonna take it to the limit Randy.
  19. Glen Frey
    Yeah, one more time.
  20. Randy Meisner
    Ha ha, that's funny guys but what do you want to do about the actual lyrics?
  21. Glen Frey
    If we're gonna do this, we've gotta go all the way. We're just gonna say "Take it to the Limit" eighty-seven times.
  22. Randy Meisner
    Come on Glen, I thought you guys were going to take this seriously.
  23. Don Henley
    If the Beatles can do Let it Be and just say that over and over, we can say Take it to the Limit as many times as we fucking want. We're the god damn Eagles, Randy!
  24. Glen Frey
    Okay, let's take it from the top.
  25. Randy Meisner
    🎶 all alone at the end of the evening ... and I've always been a dreamer ... when you're looking for your freedom ... you're coming back for more ... so put me on a highway and show me a sign and take it to the limit one more time 🎶
  26. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  27. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  28. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  29. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  30. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  31. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  32. Randy Meisner
    🎶heeee'eeeee🎶
  33. Glen Frey
    What the fuck was that, Randy?
  34. Randy Meisner
    I don't know, I was just trying to mix it up.
  35. Don Henley
    Alright look, keep the high pitched squeal or whatever you call that, but let's add a line. This time say "one more time," after I say take it to the limit.
  36. Randy Meisner
    And then what?
  37. Don Henley
    And then we'll say it one more time.
  38. Glen Frey
    That's good Don, but also, we should pause after take it to throw em off. "Take it... to the limit, one more time."
  39. Don Henley
    Okay take it from the top, with the new changes. Bill, roll tape on this.
  40. Randy Meisner
    🎶 all alone at the end of the evening ... and I've always been a dreamer ... when you're looking for your freedom ... you're coming back for more ... so put me on a highway and show me a sign and take it to the limit one more time 🎶
  41. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  42. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  43. Randy Meisner
    🎶one more time 🎶
  44. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  45. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  46. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  47. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  48. Glen Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  49. Randy Meisner
    🎶 heeeee'eeeeee 🎶
  50. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  51. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  52. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  53. Glen Frey
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  54. Don Henley
    🎶take it to the limit 🎶
  55. Randy Meisner
    🎶one more tiiiiiiiiiiiiime 🎶
  56. Glen Frey
    🎶come on and take it to the limit🎶
  57. Don Henley
    🎶you've gotta take it to the limit🎶
  58. Randy Meisner
    🎶one more tiiiiiiiiiiiiime 🎶