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Jackson Browne

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  • ziva
    00 11/8/2007 4:44 PM
    Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky


  • ziva
    00 11/8/2007 4:46 PM
    Jackson Browne - These Days & Running On Empty

  • ziva
    00 11/8/2007 4:47 PM
    Jackson Browne - Fountain of Sorrow

  • radcla
    00 11/10/2007 2:00 AM
    Re:
    ziva, 08/11/2007 16.44:

    Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky






    "Late for the sky" è un capolavoro credo ineguaglibile! [SM=x44462]
    Sono ormai decenni che mi ronza spesso nella testa. E, stonato come sono, è forse una tra le pochissime canzoni che riesco a cantare in sintonia con il cantante, nel caso specifico Jackson Browne.
    Spero non ti offenderai se aggiungo il testo di questo misto tra musica e poesia:


    The words had all been spoken
    And somehow the feeling still wasn't right
    And still we continued on through the night
    Tracing our steps from the beginning
    Until they vanished into the air
    Trying to understand how our lives has led us there

    Looking hard into your eyes
    There was nobody I'd ever known
    Such an empty surprise to feel so alone

    Now for me some words come easy
    But I know that they don't mean that much
    Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
    You never knew what I loved in you
    I don't know what you loved in me
    Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be

    Awake again I can't pretend and I know I'm alone
    And close to the end of the feeling we've known

    How long have I been sleeping
    How long have I been drifting alone through the night
    How long have I been dreaming I could make it right
    If I closed my eyes and tried with all my might
    To be the one you need

    Awake again I can't pretend and I know I'm alone
    And close to the end of the feeling we've known

    How long have I been sleeping
    How long have I been drifting alone through the night
    How long have I been running for that morning flight
    Through the whispered promises and the changing light
    Of the bed where we both lie
    Late for the sky
  • ziva
    00 11/10/2007 11:27 AM
    Re: Re:
    radcla, 10/11/2007 2.00:




    .....
    Spero non ti offenderai se aggiungo il testo ....







    Affatto anzi ti ringrazio !
    [Edited by ziva 11/10/2007 11:28 AM]
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:08 AM
    These Days



    Well I've been out walking
    I don't do that much talking these days
    These days-
    These days I seem to think a lot
    About the things that I forgot to do
    For you
    And all the times I had the chance to

    And I had a lover
    It's so hard to risk another these days
    These days-
    Now if I seem to be afraid
    To live the life I have made in song
    Well it's just that I've been losing so long

    I'll keep on moving
    Things are bound to be improving these days
    These days-
    These days I sit on corner stones
    And count the time in quarter tones to ten, my friend
    Don't confront me with my failures
    I had not forgotten them
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:09 AM
    The Pretender



    I'm going to rent myself a house
    In the shade of the freeway
    I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning
    And go to work each day
    And when the evening rolls around
    I'll go on home and lay my body down
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    I'll get up and do it again
    Amen
    Say it again
    Amen

    I want to know what became of the changes
    We waited for love to bring
    Were they only the fitful dreams
    Of some greater awakening
    Ive been aware of the time going by
    They say in the end its the wink of an eye
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    You'll get up and do it again
    Amen

    Caught between the longing for love
    And the struggle for the legal tender
    Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
    And the junk man pounds his fender
    Where the veterans dream of the fight
    Fast asleep at the traffic light
    And the children solemnly wait
    For the ice cream vendor
    Out into the cool of the evening
    Strolls the pretender
    He knows that all his hopes and dreams
    Begin and end there

    Ah the laughter of the lovers
    As they run through the night
    Leaving nothing for the others
    But to choose off and fight
    And tear at the world with all their might
    While the ships bearing their dreams
    Sail out of sight

    I'm going to find myself a girl
    Who can show me what laughter means
    And well fill in the missing colors
    In each others paint-by-number dreams
    And then well put out dark glasses on
    And well make love until our strength is gone
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    Well get up and do it again
    Get it up again

    I'm going to be a happy idiot
    And struggle for the legal tender
    Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
    To the heart and the soul of the spender
    And believe in whatever may lie
    In those things that money can buy
    Thought true love could have been a contender
    Are you there?
    Say a prayer for the pretender
    Who started out so young and strong
    Only to surrender
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:10 AM
    Your Bright Baby Blues



    I'm sitting down by the highway
    Down by that highway side
    Everybody's going somewhere
    Riding just as fast as they can ride
    I guess they've got a lot to do
    Before they can rest assured
    Their lives are justified
    Pray to God for me baby
    He can let me slide

    'Cause I've been up and down this highway
    Far as my eyes can see
    No matter how fast I run
    I can never seem to get away from me
    No matter where I am
    I can't help feeling I'm just a day away
    From where I want to be
    Now I'm running home baby
    Like a river to the sea

    Baby if you can see me
    Out across this wilderness
    There's just one thing
    I was hoping you might guess
    Baby you can free me
    All in the power of your sweet tenderness

    I can see it in your eyes
    You've got those bright baby blues
    You don't see what you've got to gain
    But you don't like to lose
    You watch yourself from the sidelines
    Like your life is a game you don't mind playing
    To keep yourself amused
    I don't mean to be cruel baby
    But you're looking confused

    Baby if you can hear me
    Turn down your radio
    There's just one thing
    I want you to know
    When you've been near me
    I've felt the love stirring in my soul

    It's so hard to come by
    That feeling of peace
    This friend of mine said
    "Close your eyes, and try a few of these"
    I thought I flying like a bird
    So far above my sorrow
    But when I looked down
    I was standing on my knees
    Now I need someone to help me
    Someone to help me please

    Baby if you need me
    Like I know I need you
    There's just one thing
    I'll ask you to do
    Take my hand and l

  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:11 AM
    Cocaine



    You take Sally and I'll take Sue
    Their ain't no difference between the two
    Cocaine, running all 'round my brain

    Headin' down Scott, turnin' up Main
    Looking for that girl that sells cocaine
    Cocaine, runnin' all 'round my brain

    Late last night about a quarter past four
    Ladanyi come knockin' down my hotel room door
    Where's the cocaine--
    It's runnin' all 'round my brain

    I was talking to my doctor down at the hospital
    He said, "Son, it says here you're twenty-seven,
    But that's impossible
    Cocaine-- you look like you could be forty-five"

    Now I'm losing touch with reality and I'm almost out of blow
    It's such a fine line-- I hate to see it go
    Cocaine, runnin' all 'round my brain
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:12 AM
    Rock Me on the Water



    Oh people, look around you
    The signs are everywhere
    You've left it for somebody other than you
    To be the one to care
    You're lost inside your houses
    There's no time to find you now
    Your walls are burning and your towers are turning
    I'm going to leave you here and try to get down to the sea somehow

    The road is filled with homeless souls
    Every woman, child and man
    Who have no idea where they will go
    But they'll help you if they can
    Now everyone must have some thought
    That's going to pull them through somehow
    Well the fires are raging hotter and hotter
    But the sisters of the sun are going to rock me on the water now

    Rock me on the water
    Sister will you soothe my fevered brow
    Rock me on the water
    I'll get down to the sea somehow

    Oh people, look among you
    It's there your hope must lie
    There's a sea bird above you
    Gliding in one place like Jesus in the sky
    We all must do the best we can
    And then hang on to that Gospel plow
    When my life is over, I'm going to stand before the Father
    But the sisters of the sun are going to rock me on the water now

    Rock me on the water
    Sister will you soothe my fevered brow
    Rock me on the water, maybe I'll remember
    Maybe I'll remember how
    Rock me on the water
    The wind is with me now
    So rock me on the water
    I'll get down to the sea somehow
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:12 AM
    The Promised Land with Bruce Springsteen


  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:13 AM
    Running on Empty



    Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
    Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
    In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
    I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on

    Running on - running on empty
    Running on - running blind
    Running on - running into the sun
    But I'm running behind

    Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
    Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
    In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
    I don't know when that road turned onto the road I'm on

    Running on - running on empty
    Running on - running blind
    Running on - running into the sun
    But I'm running behind

    Everyone I know, everywhere I go
    People need some reason to believe
    I don't know about anyone but me
    If it takes all night, that'll be all right
    If I can get you to smile before I leave

    Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
    I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
    I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
    Looking into their eyes I see them running too

    Running on - running on empty
    Running on - running blind
    Running on - running into the sun
    But I'm running behind

    Honey you really tempt me
    You know the way you look so kind
    I'd love to stick around but I'm running behind
    You know I don't even know what I'm hoping to find
    Running into the sun but I'm running behind
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:14 AM
    The Road



    Highways and dancehalls
    A good song takes you far
    Your write about the moon
    And you dream about the stars
    Blues in old motel rooms
    Girls in daddy's car
    You sing about the nights
    And you laugh about the scars
    Coffee in the morning cocaine afternoons
    You talk about the weather
    And you grin about the rooms
    Phone calls long distance
    To tell how you've been
    Forget about the losses, you exaggerate the wins
    And when you stop to let 'em know
    You've got it down
    It's just another town along the road

    The ladies come to see you
    If your name still rings a bell
    They give you damn near nothin'
    And they'll say they knew you well
    So you tell 'em you'll remember
    But they know it's just a game
    And along the way their faces
    All begin to look the same
    And when you stop to let 'em know
    You got it down
    It's just another town along the road

    Well it isn't for the money
    And it's only for a while
    You stalk about the rooms
    And you roll away the miles
    Gamblers in the neon, clinging to guitars
    You're right about the moon
    But you're wrong about the stars
    And when you stop to let 'em know
    You got it down
    It's just another town along the way
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:15 AM
    Racing In The Street with Bruce Springsteen



    I got a sixty-nine chevy with a 396
    Fuelie heads and a hurst on the floor
    Shes waiting tonight down in the parking lot
    Outside the seven-eleven store
    Me and my partner sonny built her straight out of scratch
    And he rides with me from town to town
    We only run for the money got no strings attached
    We shut `em up and then we shut `em down

    Tonight tonight the strips just right
    I wanna blow `em off in my first heat
    Summers here and the time is right
    Were goin racin in the street

    We take all the action we can meet
    And we cover all the northeast state
    When the strip shuts down we run `em in the street
    From the fire roads to the interstate
    Some guys they just give up living
    And start dying little by little piece by piece
    Some guys come home from work and wash up
    Then go racin in the street

    Tonight tonight the strips just right
    I wanna blow `em all out of their seats
    Calling out around the world
    Were going racin in the street

    I met her on the strip three years ago
    In a camaro with this dude from l.a.
    I blew that camaro off my back and drove that little girl away
    But now theres wrinkles around my babys eyes
    And she cries herself to sleep at night
    When I come home the house is dark
    She sighs baby did you make it all right
    She sits on the porch of her daddys house
    But all her pretty dreams are torn
    She stares off alone into the night
    With the eyes of one who hates for just being born

    For all the shut-down strangers and hot rod angels
    Rumbling through this promised land
    Tonight my baby and me were gonna ride to the sea
    And wash these sins off our hands

    Tonight tonight the highways bright
    Out of our way mister you best keep
    `cause summers here and the time is right
    Were goin racin in the street
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:16 AM
    The Load Out / Stay



    Now the seats are all empty
    Let the roadies take the stage
    Pack it up and tear it down
    They're the first to come and the last to leave
    Working for that minimum wage
    They'll set it up in another town
    Tonight the people were so fine
    They waited there in line
    And when they got up on their feet they made the show
    And that was sweet but I can hear the sound
    Of slamming doors and folding chairs
    And that's a sound they'll never know
    Now roll them cases out and lift them amps
    Haul them trusses down and get'em up them ramps
    'Cause when it comes to moving me
    You know you guys are the champs
    But when that last guitar's been packed away
    You know I still want to play
    So just make sure you got it all set to go
    Before you come for this piano

    But the band's on the bus
    And they're waiting to go
    We've got to drive all night and do a show in Chicago
    or Detroit, I don't know
    We do so many shows in a row
    And these towns all look the same
    We just pass the time in our hotel rooms
    And wander 'round backstage
    Till those lights come up and we hear that crowd
    And we remember why we came

    Now we got country and western on the bus, R&B
    We got disco in eight tracks and cassettes in stereo
    And we've got rural scenes & magazines
    We've got truckers on the CB
    We've got Richard Pryor on the video
    And we got time to think of the ones we love
    While the miles roll away
    But the only time that seems too short
    Is the time that we get to play
    People you've got the power over what we do
    You can sit there and wait or you can pull us through
    Come along, sing the song
    You know that you can't go wrong
    'Cause when that morning sun comes beating down
    You're going to wake up in your town
    But we'll be scheduled to appear
    A thousand miles away from here

    People stay just a little bit longer
    We want to play just a little bit longer
    Now the promoter don't mind
    And the union don't mind
    If we take a little time
    And we leave it all behind and sing
    One more song
    I want you stay just a little bit longer
    Please, please, please
    Say you will, say you will
    .....
  • radcla
    00 9/12/2008 3:16 AM
    Late for the Sky



    The words had all been spoken
    And somehow the feeling still wasnt right
    And still we continued on through the night
    Tracing our steps from the beginning
    Until they vanished into the air
    Trying to understand how our lives has led us there

    Looking hard into your eyes
    There was nobody Id ever known
    Such an empty surprise to feel so alone

    Now for me some words come easy
    But I know that they dont mean that much
    Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
    You never knew what I loved in you
    I dont know what you loved in me
    Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be

    Awake again I cant pretend and I know Im alone
    And close to the end of the feeling weve known

    How long have I been sleeping
    How long have I been drifting alone through the night
    How long have I been dreaming I could make it right
    If I closed my eyes and tried with all my might
    To be the one you need

    Awake again I cant pretend and I know Im alone
    And close to the end of the feeling weve known

    How long have I been sleeping
    How long have I been drifting alone through the night
    How long have I been running for that morning flight
    Through the whispered promises and the changing light
    Of the bed where we both lie
    Late for the sky