She's one of a kind
Sometimes hard to find
Like a rainbow

Well, she's lost all her glory
And could tell you some stories
That we all should know

And there's too many hands
Being laid on her
Too many eyes will never see
That it's dragging her down
But you won't hear a sound as
She turns 'round

Her beauty all aflight
It always seems to turn the tide
At midnight

And for her there is no rest
We are doing what is best
For our future

One of these days she may not
Be so good to you
One of these days she might
Shake you to the ground
But her fire is still burning
And her heart is still yearning to be found

Too many hands
Being laid on her
Too many eyes will never see
That it's dragging her down
Still you won't hear a sound as
She turns 'round

Too many hands
Too many hands



Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Too Many Hands" as written by Randy Meisner, Don Felder

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:OOOOOOOO! first post.... um ya!

    I like the egles very much joe walsh is so funny
    paulisdead64on May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Not that anyones gonna see this but to this song is about the stress of getting more attention from people then you want to get.

    "She's one of a kind sometimes hard to find like a rainbow well, she's lost all her glory and could tell you some stories that we all should know" Seems like they describe a women who is not only very beautiful but also very kind hearted as well, and because of this a great many men desire her, and want her for themselves.

    "And there's too many hands being laid on her. Too many eyes will never see. That it's dragging her down, But you won't hear a sound as She turns 'round" seems to mean she's constantly being flirted with and courted by these men, so much and so persistently that she practically has no room to think and breathe. She wants to be left alone, but she also doesn't wanna be mean about it.

    "Her beauty all aflight. It always seems to turn the tide at midnight. And for her there is no rest. We are doing what is best for our future." Basically saying most of these men are only thinking of whats for themselves by desiring her, and that aspect sickens her.

    "One of these days she may not be so good to you. One of these days she might shake you to the ground, but her fire is still burning and her heart is still yearning to be found" Basically she's ready to just tell most of these men to fuck off because none of them interest her but still they persist. She's waiting for someone special. Someone who will not only love her for who she is on the outside but also for what she is on the inside, which she probably feels most of these men who approach her don't understand.

    Too many hands equals too much attention and not enough room to breathe. The same can be said if you are a famous musician "as most of Eagles songs were about the perks and drawbacks of being famous". When you're famous everyone knows you and wants to be your friend, when in truth all you may want is some room to breathe and it seems you can't even go out in public without someone noticing you wanting your autograph and to be your BFFF.

    I really like this song for 2 reasons. One the main guitar riff in here KICKS ASS and it soo much fun to play, and two, this song reminds me a lot of a dear friend of mine. She is very pretty and very very sweet, but because of this gets wayyy more attention from guys then she wants. She's deleted and reactivated her Facebook at least 12 times already in the year I've known her. Even I feel bad when I start getting the urge to make a move on her. I might just have to play this song for her some day soon.
    FOH86on May 24, 2013   Link

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