This Eagles rocker features lead vocals from Don Henley, lead guitar from Don Felder and slide guitar from Joe Walsh.


The lead vocals were a source of contention, as Felder came up with the idea for the song and wanted to sing it. He remembers being promised a lead vocal on the Hotel California album, and thought this would be the one.


According to Don Henley, they let record the vocal, but it didn't meet the band's standards. To distract Felder, the band's manager Irving Azoff took him out for a meal while Henley put down his tracks.





"It was a bitter pill to swallow. I felt like Don was taking that song from me," Felder said. "But there was no way to argue with my vocal versus Don Henley's vocal."


Henley said that Felder demanding a lead vocal on this song would be the equivalent of him demanding to play lead guitar on "Hotel California."





Lyrics


What kind of love have you got?

You should be home, but you're not

A room full of noise

And dangerous boys

Still makes you thirsty and hot


I heard about you and that man

There's just one thing I don't understand

You say he's a liar

And he put out your fire

How come you still got his gun in your hand?


Victim of love, I see your broken heart

You got your stories to tell

Victim of love, it's such an easy part

And you know how to play it so well


Some people never come clean

I think you know what I mean

You're walkin' the wire

Pain and desire

Looking for love in between


Tell me your secrets, I'll tell you mine

This ain't no time to be cool

And tell all your girlfriends,

Your been-around-the-world friends

That talk is for losers and fools


Victim of love, I see your broken heart

I could be wrong, but I'm not, no, I'm not

Victim of love, we're not so far apart

Show me, what kind of love have you got?


Victim of love, I see your broken heart

I could be wrong, but I'm not

Victim of love, we're not so far apart

What kind of love have you got?


Victim of love, you're just a victim of love

I could be wrong, but I'm not, no, I'm not

Victim of love, now you're a victim of love

What kind of love have you got?

What kind of love have you got?

What kind of love have you got?