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The End Of The Innocence

Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
mild rhythmic syncopation
a prominent rhythm piano part
demanding instrumental part writing
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
a breathy male lead vocalist
use of ambient synths
a prominent saxophone part
political lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Comments

Good tune.
Innocent from hell in Scotland they killing Wales...
Innocence
Great song! !!
Love Don Henley...mem o r i e s of youthful days :)
Love this one. Don Henley is so great
Don Henley is one of the best that music ever had, so gifted♡
GREAT SONG.
I heard the End of the Innocence on XM radio once and the DJ said, after the song finished, that it was about how Don Henley got screwed by a record company or his agent or both (or something like that).
I always thought it was about divorce so I was shocked to hear that.
smokybdg
All connected to the C.A. sound kick a**!!!!
steve67836
Amen!!
I love this song
What is this doing on my rihanna station
Best Don Henley song, outside of the Eagles.
Take me there
Songwriters: BRUCE HORNSBY, DON HENLEY
The best solo from Don Henley ! Love this song !
Great song! What a flashback.
Anybody remember Ronald Reagan? Is this song about his administrati o n ? Always wandered.
Think that this album may have introduced Hornsby to the rest of the world. Very recognizable piano. Thanks Don.
johnsonadkin s
If I die young someone play this at my funeral
Agreed
shewolf7000
This song is the perfect boyfriend.
@coolbob1... . Yeppers, sure is. I've seen Henley do it live, but you're right. Hornsby has a 'sound'. The only keyboarder that actually sounded like him was (gag, puke) Christopher Cross. And this song is one oe Henley's best solo recordings.. . b a r none.
coolbob1
Is that Bruce Hornsby playing the piano ? It must be...or his style clone.
Don Henley is a musical genius!!!!! I love everything by him!!!
I have always liked Don Henley...but preferred his work with The Eagles. I wonder if he will retire and enjoy his grandkids as he wanted?
don & glen also did well on thier own
One of the best songs by Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby I like Bruce Hornsby too
love this song - is this about divorce

mrazmeritsa
Beautiful song. Came out right after I joined the military...t h e end of my innocence. Always takes me back.
Bruce Hornsby is my favorite artist. The End of the Innocence is my favorite Bruce Hornsby song... 'Nuf said.
Sad lyrics- love the Hornsby piano. Quit the politics, the song is what it is, about love and all things pure, but one day we realize that those are just tales told and we lose our innocence of youth.
Totally reminds me of Bruce Hornsby. It sounds like a John Tesh composition.
After commenting I saw all the BS politics talk. All I can say is that the economy sure was better under eight years of Clinton than it has been since he left office. Coincidence? Probably not... Peace!
The piano always reminds me of Bruce Hornsby. Is it it him playing piano on this song?
I love The Eagles and Don Henley's solo stuff. Can't say the same thing about The Beatles. Love the Beatles, but I don't like that much of their solos stuff.
maryhanke62
One of my all time favorites
One of the best songs of the 80's, yet it's still relevant today. Timeless.
I'm afraid this song may be true and more true as each day goes by. We all need to lighten up and realize that it's about love, and growing that love inside of you.
Too Long
agbrice
Tony, please read up on your history. This came out in 1989, and was in reference to Reagan and the failed 8 Republican years in the White House. Henley is a Democrat, yes, but Clinton wasn't even on the map at this point.
wosb63
I agree with Tony, Democrats: all talk no walk

Awesome song though
It's nostalgic for me too. I was in my early adulthood when this song came out. Hearing it takes me back to that time.
His best song, or should we say one of Bruce's best??
Tony, what was that? dud it music thats captioning moment in time. that all.
This song is so nostalgic. Or is it?

Brilliant!
Well, at least he had that Bruce Hornsby sound.
music like this was popular in 1992 around that election. But what did Bill Clinton actually do for the poor and unemployed-s e n d more of their jobs to Mexico!

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