Eagles ( The ) - Peaceful Easy Feeling

First performance: 06/10/1973


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 
1973-10-06 - VILLANOVA FIELD HOUSE, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, VILLANOVA, PA
 
Pre-show jam: PEACEFUL EASY FEELING
 
No set details known. One show, double bill, held in the Villanova Field House, with Springsteen and band co-headlining with Jackson Browne, two future Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame members on the same bill for a mere $4 admission fee! Springsteen opened and Jackson Browne closed, but both gave headliner length 90-minute performances. Once alluded to by Browne in interview as "a truly magical night", this show was also referred to in Springsteen’s speech inducting Browne into the Hall Of Fame. Incredibly there was no post-concert review of this concert in Villanova's school newspaper, but the event was considered a "financial success" by the Villanova Union. Albee Tellone has noted that before this show Springsteen and Browne jammed together, with Springsteen playing The Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling".
 
 

Songinfo

"Peaceful Easy Feeling" is a song written by Jack Tempchin and recorded by the Eagles. It was the third single from the band's 1972 debut album Eagles. Glenn Frey sings the lead vocal, with Bernie Leadon providing the main harmony vocal (starting in the beginning of the second verse) and Randy Meisner completing this three-part harmony. Jack Tempchin wrote the song during a period in which he was performing at folk coffee shops around his hometown of San Diego. A friend had created a poster to advertise his performances, which included fake quotes from famous individuals attesting to Tempchin's talent, which landed in the hands of a shop owner in nearby El Centro. Tempchin slept on the floor of the club the night of his show, and wrote an early version of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" on the back of the poster. Back in San Diego, Tempchin was rooming in a communal-type home with other musicians when inspiration for completing the song hit.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I like the way your sparkling earrings lay
Against your skin so brown
And I want to sleep with you in the desert night
With a billion stars all around
'Cause I got a peaceful easy feelin'
And I know you won't let me down
'Cause I'm already standin'
On the ground
And I found out a long time ago
What a woman can do to your soul
Aw but she can't take you any way
You don't already know how to go
And I got a peaceful easy feelin'
And I know you won't let me down
'Cause I'm already standin'
On the ground
I get this feelin' I may know you
As a lover and a friend
This voice keeps whisperin' in my other ear
Tells me I may never see you again
'Cause I get a peaceful easy feelin'
And I know you won't let me down
'Cause I'm already standin'
I'm already standin'
Yes, I'm already standin'
On the ground