"Get Over It" as written by Don Henley and Glenn Lewis Frey....
I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin' "Don't blame me"
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat

Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if they gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight
You don't want to work; you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing

Get over it
Get over it
If you don't want to play, then you might as well split
Get over it, get over it

It's like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You're makin' the most of your losin' streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak

You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Get over it
Get over it
All this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

Get over it
Get over it
It's gotta stop sometime, so why don't you quit
Get over it, get over it

Get over it


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"Get Over It" as written by Don Henley Glenn Frey

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  • +1
    General CommentI'm a big fan of the Eagles, but I think this song is just terrible. It's not only my least favorite Eagles song but one of my least favorite in general.
    DynamicTensionon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm really surprised more people don't know this... "Old Billy" is Shakespeare (William = Bill = Billy) and the lawyer line is from Henry VI, Part 2. The line is:

    CADE: ...There shall be no money. All shall eat and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery that they may agree like brothers and worship me, their lord.
    DICK THE BUTCHER: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.

    In other words, Cade is proclaiming what his perfect society will be like, and Dick effectively adds, "and we'll kill all the lawyers, too!"

    This song is so different from other Eagles songs, so you either love it or hate it, I think.
    BSmith3on December 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:idea: Here's what this is about - the Eagles are sick of everyone whining about everything that's gone wrong in their lives and telling them to... GET OVER IT!! The title is pretty self-explainatory.
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is obvious what this song is about. Anyway it is a great song, especially the Hell Freezes Over version.
    DrFeelgood03on July 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"We were so sick of tabloid television- and this was eight years ago! I was so sick of professional victims everywhere you looked, all over the media....." -Glenn Frey

    I think that pretty much sums it up, really.
    odnarbiaon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I would comment on it, but it's pretty self-explanatory.
    stoolhardyon February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know who "Billy" refers to in this song?
    nemton August 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnemt--I wasn't sure either, so I googled it. He's referring to William Shakespeare, from a line in Henry VI about "removing lawyers so nefarious actions could proceed" or something.
    Stone Freeon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the eagles relatively recent songs that is telling everyone that they need to chill, stop bi*ching, stop sueing eachother over stupid stuff, and just get over it, it is their way of saying that we are getting too pessimistic in our culture and that we need to switch directions.
    pgtallon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of a handful of songs where Don Henley lets his anger get out of control, and it kind of spoils the music. Despite this, it is clever, and Henley is one of my all-time favorite songwriters (when he's more balanced).
    benbraccoon March 09, 2008   Link

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