Seven Bridges Road


About Seven Bridges Road

"Seven Bridges Road" is a song written by American musician Steve Young, recorded in 1969 for his Rock Salt & Nails album. It has since been covered by many artists, the best-known version being a five-part harmony arrangement by English musician Iain Matthews recorded by the American rock band Eagles in 1980.


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There are stars in the southern sky
Southward as you go.
There is moonlight and moss in the trees
Down the Seven Bridges Road.

Now I have loved you like a baby
Like some lonesome child,
And I have loved you in a tame way,
And I have loved you wild.

Sometimes there's a part of me
Has to turn from here and go
Running like a child from these warm stars
Down the Seven Bridges Road.

There are stars in the southern sky.
And if ever you decide you should go,
There is a taste of time sweet and honey
Down the Seven Bridges Road.

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Written by: Steve Young

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

Release Date
"Seven Bridges Road" was released by Eagles in 1980.
Album Contribution
The song is featured on their live album titled "Eagles Live."
Song Origin
The song was originally written by American musician Steve Young in 1969.
Country Music Influence
Steve Young's version of the song was more influenced by country music, while the Eagles' rendition is typically seen as more of a rock and folk mix.
Influence on Other Artists
Dozens of musicians have covered "Seven Bridges Road" since the Eagles made it famous.
Harmony Showmanship
The Eagles typically used this song to showcase their beautiful five-part harmonies during their concert.
Chart Success
When the song was released in November 1980, it reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Song Inspiration
The song was inspired by a real "Seven Bridges Road" near Montgomery, Alabama.
Limited Live Performances
The song was only played sporadically by the Eagles in live performances until their reunion tour in 1994, after which it became a staple.
Single Release Controversy
Eagles didn't initially want the song to be released as a single, as it was a live recording and not a studio production. However, due to its popularity and demands from radio stations, they had to reconsider.
Grammy Nomination
"Seven Bridges Road" was nominated for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.
Band's Favorite
Despite the initial hesitation about releasing it, "Seven Bridges Road" became one of the Eagles' favorite songs to perform live, mainly for its harmonies.

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