If you’re at all interested in where the current sub-head comes from, it comes here:

The song is originally from Don Henley’s first solo album, I Can’t Stand Still.

8 Comments on “Lilah”

  1. “All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. It is the nature of secrets.” — Cory Doctorow

  2. Must be time to dig that album out, I don’t remember Lilah at all. I originally picked it up because of “Johnny Can’t Read”

  3. Great song, but it lead into an even greater one: The Unclouded Day. That’s the one I want played at my funeral.

  4. I knew I remembered the line from somewhere, but it wasn’t coming to me, so I cheated and Googled the line yesterday.

    For some reason, I always think (the also excellent) “A Month of Sundays” is on this album, but it’s actually on Building the Perfect Beast. ( … a CD-only track. Back when they released that, I didn’t have a CD player, so I had to shell out extra for the “Boys of Summer” single with “Sundays” on the B-side.)

  5. Oh man, that’s one of my all-time favorite songs (two, if you count “La Eile” separately). I remember playing that tape incessantly when it first came out, especially repeating those tracks. I hadn’t thought of it in years – thanks for reminding me.

  6. I’m afraid that my rep as an underground music fan will suffer, but I really like Don Henley’s singles except for “Dirty Laundry” (too much overkill for a catchy pop tune methinks).

    Haven’t heard Lilah and can’t ATM due to corporate firewalls but I will when I can

  7. First time I heard this song was on a radio broadcast of a live concert. That version is more like the video here than the original recording. Both of the live versions seem five or six times as good as the album version. Basically my all time favorite Henley solo song.