The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
This song is about the decadent lifestyle of the big bosses of Hollywood, primarily the producers. There are rumors that Don Henley was angry about a promised role in a Western movie he didn't get.
Glenn Frey -- vocals, guitars, keyboards, harmonica (1971--80, 1994--present)
Don Henley -- vocals, drums, percussion, guitar (1971--80, 1994--present)
Joe Walsh -- guitars, vocals, keyboards (1975--80, 1994--present)
Timothy B. Schmit -- bass, vocals, acoustic guitar (1977--80, 1994--present)
Bernie Leadon -- guitars, vocals, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel (1971--75; live guest 2013-present)
Randy Meisner -- bass, vocals, guitar, guitarrón (1971--77)
Don Felder -- guitars, mandolin, vocals, keyboards, pedal steel (1974--80, 1994--2001)
Well, he sits up there on his leatherette
Looks through pictures of the ones that he hasn't had yet
When he thinks he wants a closer look,
he gets out his little black telephone book
(He's calling, calling, calling
He's calling, calling, calling
He's calling ,calling, calling
"Come sit down here beside me, honey.
Let's have a little heart to heart
Now look at me and tell me, darlin',
how badly do you want this part?
Are you willing to sacrifice?
And are you willing to be real nice?
All your talent and my good taste,
I'd hate to see it go to waste."
"We gon' get you an apartment, honey.
We gon' get you a car.
(spoken) Yeah, we're gonna take care of you, darlin'.
We gon' make you a movie star.
For years I've seen 'em come and go."
He says, "I've had 'em all, 'ya know.
I handled everything in my own way.
I made 'em what they are today."
After 'while nothin' was pretty.
After 'while everything got lost.
Still, his Jacuzzi runneth over.
Still he just couldn't get off.
He's just another power junky.
Just another silk scarf monkey.
You'd know it if you saw his stuff.
The man just isn't big enough.