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    As I said last year, I love this album, especially the ballads. I agree that te lyrics Troub posted are great!

    However, I have wondered about the "I fall asleep with colours flying over sand and foam" line though from "Long Way Home" - it seems out of place, although the image is poetic. Does it function like the "go on sleeping" line of "Best of My Love", signifying the gap between the dream and the reality?

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    I love this album!
    I really like all songs, however, the ballads are my favorites! Troub, love the lyrics that you have posted!
    "For the record, we never broke up, we just took a 14-year vacation!"
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    Troub, as you know, those lyrics that you posted are also some of my very favorites. But you left out one of my most frequently used lines - from 'Lilah" ... "ere I could begin, you know the world got in my way". I can relate to that one a lot more often than I like.

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    However, I have wondered about the "I fall asleep with colours flying over sand and foam" line though from "Long Way Home" - it seems out of place, although the image is poetic. Does it function like the "go on sleeping" line of "Best of My Love", signifying the gap between the dream and the reality?
    Soda, my interpretation of the line in Long Way Home is the same as yours. Of course, unlike the line in BOML, the imagery in this line is of a beach to me. In the song, I think of "home" as a metaphor for happier times. Maybe when Don's dreams about the beach, he's also longing to return to happier times.

    "This house don't work and this dream don't work no more
    And lover, neither do you and I
    I fall asleep with colors flying
    Over sand and foam
    But it's a long way back home"

    "People don't run out of dreams: People just run out of time ..."
    Glenn Frey 11/06/1948 - 01/18/2016

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    Soda! You spelt 'colours' the English way!

    I think it's a peculiar line. It sounds like he is on a yacht. As with the Fourth of July lines in Month of Sundays it doesn't seem to fit the rest of the song.

    While I like the album a lot I agree that the ballads are the best tracks with the exception of Dirty Laundry.

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    I love this album, all of it.
    I can't say how many times I played it back in the early eighties... but the result is that nowadays I can still remember all the lyrics although I haven't listened to it for so many years now...

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    Happy birthday I Can't Stand Still! It was released on this day in 1982.

    Going back and reading this thread is fun - we had some good discussion going on!

    Like we've been doing for other albums, I'm going to rate the songs from my fave to my least fave:

    1. Talking to the Moon
    2. Lilah
    3. Dirty Laundry
    4. Long Way Home
    5. The Unclouded Day
    6. You Better Hang Up
    7. Nobody's Business
    8. I Can't Stand Still
    9. La Eile
    10. Johnny Can't Read
    11. Them and Us

    The last two are the only ones I really don't like. I can't believe they chose the lackluster "Johnny Can't Read" as Don's lead single and didn't even make a video for the hit "Dirty Laundry"!

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    Happy Birthday "I Can't Stand Still"!

    I go back and forth between Dirty Laundry and The Boys Of Summer for my favorite Henley solo song but Dirty Laundry is probably my favorite Henley solo song. I love the lyrics, the guitar solos, everything. Although my favorite Henley album is probably Building The Perfect Beast, my fav Dirty Laundry was not on that album.


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    Happy Birthday I Can't Stand Still!

    Here's my list:

    1. Lilah
    2. The Unclouded Day
    3. Dirty Laundry
    4. You Better Hang Up
    5. Talking to the Moon
    6. Nobodyís Business
    7. Long Way Home
    8. La Eile
    9. Them and Us
    10. Johnny Canít Read
    11. I Canít Stand Still

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    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO I CAN'T STAND STILL!!!

    Okay, I'm a little late to the party here, but I'll compile the results of our lists here after a week the same way we've been doing for the other albums recently.

    So, here's my list ...

    1 Dirty Laundry
    2. Lilah
    3. Long Way Home
    4. Talking To the Moon
    5. Nobodyís Business
    6. Them and Us
    7. You Better Hang Up
    8. La Eile
    9. The Unclouded Day
    10. I Canít Stand Still
    11. Johnny Canít Read
    Last edited by Ive always been a dreamer; 08-13-2011 at 11:42 AM.

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    Like everyone else I love this album. But then again I love all of Don's albums

    My favorite songs on this album are:

    Dirty Laundry
    Talking to the Moon
    Lilah

    It really depends on my mood on which one is my favorite on a particular day. I love them all!

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