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What is the nature of the friendship in Don Henley's "My Thanksgiving"?

The lines about passion and desire do strongly imply a romantic relationship, but only when taken out of context. Here is the full stanza. The last time I saw you We were playing with fire We ...
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Is Don Henley equating himself with upper-middle-class suburbia in "The Boys of Summer"?

The song is comparing a failed relationship to the overall passage of time. The first verse describes an empty beach, as all of the beachgoers have left for the summer: Empty lake, empty streets, ...
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What is the nature of the friendship in Don Henley's "My Thanksgiving"?

Great question. One of the things I've noticed about Henley's lyrics, having memorized and performed a LOT of them, is that they lack coherency. He's a master of powerful one-liners that sound ...
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What, exactly, is the "Perfect Beast"?

The perfect beast is humanity's self-made doom. The beast that we keep building is a (modern/future) human, that has lifted itself "All the way to Malibu out of the land of talking drum"; someone who ...
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