"Day of the eagle" as written by and Robin Trower....
I saw a light, just up ahead
But I couldn't seem to rise up from my bed
I'm not alone, than I am
People seem to think I'm superman
But I watch for the love
I'm living in the day of the eagle, the eagle not the, dove

Its like a weight, that brings me down
If I don't move, I'm on the ground
Its in my mind, it's in my soul
Its telling me the things I can't be told
Its a watch for the love
Living in the day of the eagle, eagle not the, dove

Another day, another night
I want to love, they want to fight
I need the time, I got to be alone
I got to meet a lover on my own
I watch for the love
Living in the day of the eagle, eagle not the, dove


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"Day of the Eagle" as written by Robin Trower

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    General CommentIf you did not know better you could mistake Trower for Hendrix at times- some of the guitar work is very similar and I guess that's why Trower is ranked so highly as one of the worlds great players.
    Addoon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me, there are two possible meanings:

    1) a typical break up song where there's been a lot of fighting and he's down on the hope that there's really love in the world; or

    2) it's an anti-society song that reprimands society for promoting hate instead of love

    either way the eagle represents the bad and vicious and the dove represents the good and loving.
    nittanylion0on December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think he been heartbroken by a woman and now isn't going to rush into another relation."living in the day of the eagle,eagle not the dove".maybe hendrix learned some licks from trower.trower goes way back.
    ohmson January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAdlertag; German for "Day of the Eagle", was code for August 13, 1940, the day Nazis planned to knock out British radars at the Battle of Britain. They chose eagle because of the predator nature.
    Dove obviously is bird of peace. Trower was stating he was truly looking for love, not wanting to end up in another fight - another war. He was wanting to break loose out of the predatory mode and find love in a woman on his own time - to enter into a peace mode with one he truly loves.
    ElSeaweedon August 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAdlertag; German for "Day of the Eagle", was code for August 13, 1940, the day Nazis planned to knock out British radars at the Battle of Britain. They chose eagle because of the predator nature.
    Dove obviously is bird of peace. Trower was stating he was truly looking for love, not wanting to end up in another fight - another war. He was wanting to break loose out of the predatory mode and find love in a woman on his own time - to enter into a peace mode with one he truly loves.
    ElSeaweedon August 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAdlertag; German for "Day of the Eagle", was code for August 13, 1940, the day Nazis planned to knock out British radars at the Battle of Britain. They chose eagle because of the predator nature.
    Dove obviously is bird of peace. Trower was stating he was truly looking for love, not wanting to end up in another fight - another war. He was wanting to break loose out of the predatory mode and find love in a woman on his own time - to enter into a peace mode with one he truly loves.
    ElSeaweedon August 13, 2012   Link

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