"In Ear Park" as written by Daniel Raphael Rossen and Fred Hurley Nicolaus....
All of us walk a long, steady line
And now that you're gone
I have nothing but time
To walk with your bags
Down to the docks
And sit in the grass
Right in your spot
In Ear Park,
In Ear Park

If you listen
You'd hear the waves

Oh, we all forgot, dear
We can't forget, dear

All the time
All the time
All the time
All the time


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"In Ear Park" as written by Daniel Rossen

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    General CommentMy interpretation->

    All of us walk a long steady line
    And now that you're gone I've nothing but time
    To walk with your bags down to the docks
    Sit in the grass Right in your spot In Ear Park
    In Ear Park
    And if you listen you'd hear the waves, Ahhhhh
    Ahhhhh
    But we all forgot dear
    But we can't forget dear

    All the time
    All the time
    All the time
    All the time
    All the time

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    This is definitely one of my favorites of all time. It is musically perfect IMO, well at least the live version. The album version is too stripped down and so you miss some of the beauty.

    I think all people know that In Ear Park is dedicated to Daniel Rossen's father, who passed away in 2007. Therefore, it is safe to approach this album from that vantage point. Generally speaking I would have to say that it is about remembrance. To ensure that memories of his father are kept alive and are not forgotten, which is akin to allowing their father to figuratively die in the families’ hearts ("we can't forget dear").

    All of us walk a long steady line <- the line is life with an ending and beginning, everyone lives everyone dies

    Now that you're gone I've nothing but time <- there is only time for remembrance of times past, time for new memories has past

    To walk with your bags down to the docks <- again, recalling the past, the bags/stuff are not his father that he is taking or going with, but his bags which are all that is left, stuff and places.

    Sit in the grass Right in your spot, In Ear Park <- places and things are all that remains of his father, going to these spots of places can help keep the memories stronger.

    And if you listen you'd hear the waves <- He grew up in LA, and so I imagine that this place or the places which he remembers his father always have the sound of waves

    But we all forgot dear <- time passing can make memories fade
    But we can't forget dear <- Don't make light of forgetting memories of him, for that is all that is left. We must cherish them, we must not forget.

    All the time <- All the time you must remember, you cannot let the memories fade. Memories are what keep people alive in the hearts and minds, and so to let them die would be to let the person die completely.

    So, that is my take, wrong or right, the song is amazing.
    jocularjoshon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto walk with your bags*
    haleycrackedouton October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"In ear park" to me means inside your head, like the "park" in between your ears is a place inside your brain where you can sit and remember someone who has passed

    "In your spot" implies that he goes there often and that it is a special place reserved for the subject
    robbnthahoodon December 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbut we can't forget dear, all the time

    like saying, we won't always forget you because you are apart of us.
    there are places we will go that will always remind us of you.
    Numperson February 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentchris taylor spoke to me about the reasoning behind "ear park" -- i think it was that a few of the members met there. i don't really remember what he said. regardless, the song is beautiful.
    aapplauseon March 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis was taken from the department of eagles website:

    "[M]uch of the material that Daniel brought to In Ear Park draws on memories from his childhood, especially those relating to his father, who passed away in 2007 and to whom the album is dedicated (the title track is a nickname for a park in Los Angeles that the two used to visit)."

    So I'm guessing a lot of what Dan talks about is personal memories with his father.
    heronblueon September 08, 2012   Link

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