TAKE IT EASY Parody – The Freedom Toast & Cinebot Video

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Here’s the latest offering from The Freedom Toast. I think you’ll find it to be a refreshing change from our usual haranguing about you-know-who that we’re all very tired of hearing about. Which is not to say that we’re done haranguing him. That will continue until he’s no longer visible or audible. Just a quick break.




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LYRICS to TAKE IT EASY
by The Freedom Toast

Well, I’m-a tryin‘ here to guess how to get rid of this mess
I got some Senate bad guys on my mind
First there is Josh Hawley, he makes your skin go crawly
Not exactly the most friendly kind

Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the right’s hypocrisy make you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Tell McCarthy it has hit the fan
Admit Pelosi is the better man
And take it easy!

Greg Abbot’s hoping for some order on the Mexican border
And there’s something he would like to see
A machine gun totin’ sentry who’s there denying entry
To a homeless, shirtless refugee.
“Come on Jaime, don’t deny me
the chance to show all of south Texas that I’m slimy.”

He could lose, but he might win
And then he’ll always be back again,
Remind him Biden still got in,
So take it easy!

Now we’re trying to make some sense of why there still is Mike Pence
His last supporter left him way behind
He’s looking for another who he don’t call, “Mother,”
She’s just a little hard to find.

Take it easy, take it easy
‘Cause half the G O P has gone bat shit crazy
Come on Jai-me! Don’t say may-be
I gotta hope that your sharp wit is gonna save me!

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL SONG

“Take It Easy” is the debut single by the American rock band Eagles, written by Jackson Browne and Eagles band member Glenn Frey, who also provides lead vocals. It was released on May 1, 1972, and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 22, 1972. It was also the opening track of the band’s eponymous debut album and has become one of their signature songs, included on all of their live and compilation albums. It is listed as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Jackson Browne later recorded the song as the lead track on his second album, For Everyman (1973), and released it as a single as well, although it did not chart. Travis Tritt also covered the song for the 1993 Eagles’ tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles; the video for Tritt’s version is notable for the appearance of all five members of the Eagles together again for the first time in 13 years after their break-up, and it led to the reunion of the band a few months later.

Jackson Browne originally began writing “Take It Easy” in 1971 for his own eponymous debut album but was having difficulty finishing the song. Browne’s friend Glenn Frey – who lived in the same [Echo Park] California apartment building as Browne – had heard an early version and later asked Browne about it. Browne then played the unfinished second verse that begins with “Well, I’m a-standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona…”, and Frey finished the verse with “Such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin’ down to take a look at me.” Browne was very happy with the result and suggested that they finish the song together. The resulting song became the first track on the Eagles’ debut album and was released as their first single.

The song was recorded at the Olympic Studios in London with producer Glyn Johns. Glenn Frey sings the lead vocal on the Eagles recording of “Take It Easy”. Bass player Randy Meisner sings the harmony vocal in the second verse with Frey, with drummer Don Henley harmonizing in the chorus, on the line “Though we will never be here again. So open up, I’m climbin’ in.” Bernie Leadon provides the lead guitar and distinctive banjo parts, as well as harmony vocals. The track’s producer Johns said: “On ‘Take It Easy’ I got Bernie to play double-time banjo; they all thought it was a bonkers idea but it worked. It was already a great song, but that one little thing made it different.”

Browne told a version of the story in a radio interview: “I knew Glenn Frey from playing these clubs – we kept showing up at the same clubs and singing on the open-mic nights. Glenn happened to come by to say ‘hi,’ and to hang around when I was in the studio, and I showed him the beginnings of that song, and he asked if I was going to put it on my record and I said it wouldn’t be ready in time. He said ‘well, we’ll put it on, we’ll do it,’ ’cause he liked it,” Browne explained. “But it wasn’t finished, and he kept after me to finish it, and finally offered to finish it himself. And he finished it in spectacular fashion. And, what’s more, arranged it in a way that was far superior to what I had written.”

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  1. Keith W. Morris

    Excellent parody. One of your best ones ever.