"The Barricades of Heaven" as written by Luis Conte, Jackson Browne, Mauricio Fritz Lewak, Kevin James Mccormick, Scott Troy Thurston and Jeffrey Young....
Running down around the towns along the shore
When I was sixteen and on my own
No, I couldn't tell you what the hell those brakes were for
I was just trying to hear my song

Jimmy found his own sweet sound and won that free guitar
We'd all get in the van and play
Life became the paradox, the bear, the rouge et noir
And the stretch of road running to l.a.

Pages turning
Pages we were years from learning
Straight into the night our hearts were flung
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of heaven where I'm from

All the world was shining from those hills
The stars above and the lights below
Among those there to test their fortunes and their wills
I lost track of the score long ago

Pages turning
Pages we were years from learning
Straight into the night our hearts were flung
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of heaven where I'm from

Childhood comes for me at night
Voices of my friends
Your face bathing me in light
Hope that never ends

Pages turning
Pages torn and pages burning
Faded pages, open in the sun
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of heaven where I'm from.
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of heaven where I'm from.


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"The Barricades of Heaven" as written by Luis Conte, Jackson Browne, Mauricio Fritz Lewak, Kevin James Mccormick, Scott Troy Thurston, Jeffrey Young

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    General CommentI agree with that youthful nostalgia, Dreamgirl. I grew up in the same part of So Cal as JB. I remember those clubs, even tho' I am younger ("In '65 I was 17..." but 7!) The Golden Bear in Huntington Beach across from the pier on PCH was hallowed ground.

    Summer nights in high school, piled into someone's car or van, driving up the 405 to Westwood and Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

    One thing. When the resources are there to write these lyrics correctly, to see Jimi Hendrix spelled as "Jimmy" is unacceptable. A couple titles are wrong as well.
    MMMerryon September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow can this song not have any comments yet?? I love this song -- remembering childhood, the time when everything was possible, the young standing on the borderline of dreams and knowing some of them might someday come true. The time when things seemed easy, not knowing the obstacles you have to face later in life ("pages we were years from learning").
    And even realizing afterwards things aren't as easy as they seem when you are young ("faded pages open in the sun"), fond memories of those days always remain. Beautiful, nostalgic song.
    dreamgirl1983on August 08, 2006   Link

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