Take it to the Limit ~ Theme Song

Take it to the Limit ~ Theme Song

This is written for a fabulous new music meme by Jae Lynn.

The first prompt is, “Go your Own Way.” All about appreciating our differences. The challenge was to find your own personal song that you relate to. Your theme tune!

Take it to the Limit by The Eagles

All alone at the end of the of the evening
And the bright lights have faded to blue
I was thinking ’bout a woman who might have
Loved me and I never knew
You know I’ve always been a dreamer
(spent my life running ’round)
And it’s so hard to change
(Can’t seem to settle down)
But the dreams I’ve seen lately
Keep on turning out and burning out
And turning out the same

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

You can spend all your time making money
You can spend all your love making time
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow
Would you still be mine?

And when you’re looking for your freedom
(Nobody seems to care)
And you can’t find the door
(Can’t find it anywhere)
When there’s nothing to believe in
Still you’re coming back, you’re running back
You’re coming back for more

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit one more time

Young Me

I thought I would show the lyrics first. Then discuss why it has been my kind of theme tune since I was a teenage.

At that time I had a small record player on my dressing table. When I came home from a night out with my friends or Jim I would play this song very quietly as I got myself ready for bed. It seemed so appropriate at the time.

All alone at the end of the of the evening
And the bright lights have faded to blue

I wasn’t particularly happy at home in my teen years. Which meant those lines seemed to carry a lot of meaning to me.

A Dreamy Loner

The song reeks to me of the person being a loner. Well I always have and probably always will be precisely that. Don’t get me wrong, I was not unpopular at school. Many wanted me to join their groups, clubs etc. But deep down I knew it never bothered me one way or another if I was included or not. I have never suffered from that phrase “fear of missing out”. For me it was more likely “fear of being in.” 😉

A loner is often a dreamer too. And I have had my fair share of that. In the past dreaming of someone, somewhere, somehow. Yet always following my heart – which means I’m a risker. I risk everything for love.

You know I’ve always been a dreamer
(spent my life running ’round)
And it’s so hard to change
(Can’t seem to settle down)

Running Round

This also means, that except for when I was bringing up my kids, I have never been settled. And yes it is so hard to change…

I may start feeling choked. Boxed in. Never more than now – due to the situation we are living through. I cry – and when I do they are tears all about freedom.

And when you’re looking for your freedom
(Nobody seems to care)
And you can’t find the door
(Can’t find it anywhere)
When there’s nothing to believe in
Still you’re coming back, you’re running back
You’re coming back for more

Time versus Money

I have had money. At one point I had more than a bit – which I earned myself. Computer programming in the 90’s. But even though money makes everything so much easier, I have spent the cash being free, as I value time more.

You can spend all your time making money
You can spend all your love making time
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow
Would you still be mine?

I had self esteem problems in my late teens and really focused on learning to love myself. And that is a jolly good job too. Because I can’t say it has been easy being me! Sometimes I have reflected back on decisions made wondering if they were wise. However I always take responsibility for my choices. I am a grown up. In regards to my personality traits, occasionally I wish they were different. But it is important to accept our personal limitations, strengths and weaknesses. Which leads me on to…

When there’s nothing to believe in

At this point I tend to believe in myself.

And as for taking life to the limit. I am up for that.

One life – live it.

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time.

 

Go Your Own Way Take it to the Limit
Go Your Own Way – Take it to the Limit

I have written about this song before – but didn’t remember until I got to the end of this post. The context is different but it simply goes to show why Take it to the Limit is my Theme Tune!

13 thoughts on “Take it to the Limit ~ Theme Song

  1. I loved the journey you shared with this song May. I can see why it is your theme, pushing the limits in life is a life lived to the fullest. I’m not saying that we don’t have regrets, but that the things we have done shaped our lives to what they are today.

  2. I really like how songs connect us to certain times, memories, places. I do agree with you, a loner is often a dreamer too. I believe following your heart is one of the most precious things. It makes me happy inside when I see others do it and I try to always do the same. I didn’t know any of these songs, but I’m going to listen and see if I like any.

  3. This was an important song for me too! More than likely my all time favourite song by the Eagles—and they were one of my favourite bands. I sang the words in my head! To me it always was all about romance and being with the person you loved versus being alone. But then I am a romantic! I really enjoyed this post!

    1. I see it in that way too – it has dual meaning for me – as it covers my life. I think I mainly played it when I was alone so that is probably why I view it more strongly in that way

  4. It sounds like the May I’ve come to know, it makes a good life song for you obviously if you’ve used it 2 different ways! Definitely learning to love/accept yourself is the best coping strategy.

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