Not many people have come into the public eye to make a judgment on a event that killed a man so beloved that he played a friend to God, played by George Burns, as a supermarket manager. You cannot put a number on the universality of that kind of adoration.
When Nirvana plays this song on MTV’s UNPLUGGED, Kurt Cobain says in plain language – “[This is a song of ours], most people don’t own it.” Ownership and music and the downfall of the creatives hears an argument here.
To me this song has a feeling of deep bittersweetness – an America hiraeth. What do you think the Eagles are trying to express?
In the world of families, companies, businesses and power, there is nothing so sweet as a Sunday where “…You don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord…”