"Life In The Fast Lane" as written by and Don Henley Glenn Frey....
He was a hard-headed man he was brutally handsome
And she was terminally pretty
She held him up and he held her for ransom
In the heart of the cold, cold city
He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude
They said he was ruthless said he was crude
They had one thing in common: they were good in bed
She'd say, "Faster, faster. "The lights are turning red."

Life in the fast lane Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane

Eager for action and hot for the game
The coming attraction, the drop of a name
They knew all the right people; They took all the right pills
They threw outrageous parties; They paid heavenly bills
There were lines on the mirror, lines on her face
She pretended not to notice she was caught up in the race
Out every evenin' until it was light
He was too tired to make it; she was too tired to fight about it.

Life in the fast lane surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane everything all the time
Life in the fast lane

Blowin' and burnin' blinded by thirst
They didn't see the stop sign; Took a turn for the worst
She said, "Listen, baby. You can hear the engine ring.
"We've been up and down this highway; haven't seen a god-damn thing."
He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash."
"The doctor say he's coming but you gotta pay in cash."
They were rushing down that freeway; Messed around and got lost
They didn't care they were just dyin' to get off.

And it was life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane everything all the time
Life in the fast lane

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Life in the Fast Lane" as written by Don Henley Glenn Frey

Lyrics © Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Red Cloud Music, Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentYou are all correct but some of the hidden stuff is glanced over.

    "Lines on the Mirror, Lines on her Face. She pretended not to notice, she was caught up in the race."

    Those are cocaine rails that are on the mirror or "lines".

    The doctor is for an Overdose but you have to hush him up with cash.

    Glenn Frey said he got the hook from a drug dealer he was riding with one day in LA and the guy was doing about 100 on an open freeway. When Frey said, "Hey man you're going a little too fast aren't you?"

    The man replied, "That's life in the Fast Lane."

    True story.
    Hatzon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis about my life
    jonzeppelinon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is full of double entendres...
    i think it's about people who are living the party life and it's catching up with them.
    annelansberryon April 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commententendres?
    ragnaon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdouble entendres = double meanings
    Domingo1on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea, i'm with ab...it's about people who live life to the very fullest....that is drugs and cars and parties etc...but it is starting to catch up with them
    A_Page06on July 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I agree that it is about two people living their live as if there was no tomorrow, but ya know, one day they'll be right
    Olexon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a man and a woman who gets addicted to cocaine.

    toejamon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, its about a couple living life to the fullest and partying all the time and as they get older it begins to catch up with them

    The problem is...the more it gets worse, the deeper they get in. As in, they go for harder drugs and just dig themselves a deeper hole living "life in the fast lane."
    mikereynolds4444on February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentall yall are true. its about this couple partying and they keep going and going even though they know it wille ventually catch up with them and the cocaine drugs etc are in a weird what keesp them going while destryong them
    flrtnwdisasteron May 14, 2006   Link

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