Tuesday, January 17, 2012

These Days

I started listening to Jackson Browne when his first album, came out in 1972. I had songs like Rock me on the water
Doctor my eyes
Jamaica say you will
A song for Adam (which I've written about before)

I've listened to those songs hundreds of times. Browne has written so many great songs that if pressed to name a favorite, I'd have to think long and hard. In the end, I think this one would win out over all the rest. 
It's called These Days, and what follows are the lyrics.

These Days
Well I've been out walkin'
I don't do that much talkin' 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
And 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 losin' ... for so long

Well I'll keep on movin' ... movin' on
Things are bound to be improvin' these days
One of these days
These days I'll 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


  1. Anonymous8:35 PM


  2. I always hear Jackson Browne on the A.M stations still from time to time. I was never a huge fan myself because he was before my time but I always loved oldies :)

  3. Jackson Browne is one of my favorites, and that album is my favorite one of his. Brings back good times and memories of being 19 years old with the whole world ahead of me. I knew absolutely nothing, but I didn't know it. "These Days" is a lovely song.

  4. Off I go to youtube this song now! Yay!
    Take care

  5. Lyrics are very important to me. These are beautiful.

  6. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Beautiful lyrics, Rick :)
    Have a great day!

  7. Jackson Browne was awesome and yet a low key guy. When I hear these songs on the radio, I crank it up. They bring back such good memories. He is much more than just a former boyfriend of Daryl Hannah!!

  8. I remember Lawyers in Love. Could that possibly have been the words or was it my imagination filling in what I couldn't understand?

    Janie Junebug


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