"Your Bright Baby Blues" as written by and Jackson Browne....
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 lead me
To the hole in your garden wall
And pull me through



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  • +4
    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs ever
    "when you've been near me, I've felt the love stirring in my soul"

    Jackson Browne is so underrated
    woodenshipson June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt'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

    Great description of drug addiction!!!
    KellyBoon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible. I heard it a lot when I was younger and my parents listened to it. One day recently it just came into my head, even though I hadn't heard it in years. The bit I remembered was the "there's just one thing" motif. A quick google search brought me to the song, and it really is incredible
    maill112on June 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. i love jackson browne. i cant remember ever not listening to him.
    taylor1211on April 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes. Definitely one of the best songs ever.
    cccarolineyoon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRight along the time my parents were dating, they went to see Jackson Browne. He played this song, and my dad turned to my mom, having blue eyes, and started crying and told her how much he loved her. She had blue eyes, just like Jackson was singing about.
    I definitely didn't know who I was until I started listening to Jackson Browne. He is such a beautiful person and his music is life changing, especially this song.
    His stuff is too deep sometimes, it hurts. Especially if you can relate it to yourself. This song is nothing short of incredible.
    sunnysavvyon April 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI have heard for years, though, that he is a wife-beater....I hate to even thank such a thing
    joanne121on August 06, 2014   Link

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