My Thanksgiving

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Don Henley

Donald Hugh "Don" Henley (born July 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up. H… more »

A lot of things have happened  Since the last time we spoke 
Some of them are funny 
Some of 'em ain't no joke
And I trust you will forgive me
If I lay it on the line 
I always thought you were a friend of mine

 Sometimes I think about you
I wonder how you're doing now
And what you're going through

The last time I saw you
We were playing with fire
We were loaded with passion 
And a burning desire
For every breath, for every day of living 
And this is my Thanksgiving 

Now the trouble with you and me, my friend 
Is the trouble with this nation 
Too many blessings, too little appreciation
And I know that kind of notion¡ªwell, it just ain't cool
So send me back to Sunday school
 Because I'm tired of waiting for reason to arrive 
It's too long we've been living  These unexamined lives 

I've got great expectations
I've got family and friends 
I've got satisfying work
I've got a back that bends 
For every breath, for every day of living 
This is my Thanksgiving 

Have you noticed that an angry man
Can only get so far
 Until he reconciles the way he thinks things ought to be
With the way things are

Here in this fragmented world, I still believe
In learning how to give love, and how to receive it
And I would not be among those who abuse this privilege  Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge

And I don't mind saying that I still love it all
I wallowed in the springtime 
Now I'm welcoming the fall
For every moment of joy
 Every hour of fear
For every winding road that brought me here
For every breath, for every day of living 
This is my Thanksgiving 

For everyone who helped me start 
And for everything that broke my heart 
For every breath, for every day of living 
This is my Thanksgiving


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