"My Stunning Mystery Companion" as written by and Jackson Browne....
What with all my expectations long abandoned
And a future I no longer saw my hand in
How I found you is beyond my understanding
My stunning mystery companion

I know that you don't want to be
Out here forever on this road
Or live among the boxes
Where all my past lives have been stowed
Maybe you're thinking of someplace
With a garden by the sea
Where we could slow down
And you could put a little more work in on me

What with all my expectations long abandoned
My solitary nature notwithstanding
You're the one who pulled me
Out of that crash landing
My stunning mystery companion

Right now I can't quite remember
The cause of all my tears
I hear you laughing and somehow
The past just disappears
Maybe you were joking when you said
You'd take me for ten years and no more
Maybe you've had the best of me
But you could take another ten years and be sure

What with all my expectations long abandoned
And a life that just gets more and more demanding
There's no doubt that you're the reason I'm still standing
My stunning mystery companion

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"My Stunning Mystery Companion" as written by Jackson Browne

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    MemoryIn his acoustic appearance on the GWU campus in Washington, DC (October, 2004), Jackson provided background on the song's title. He said that he had someone new in his life and that the press had not yet caught on to her identity. The two were seen in public by a journalist who reported that Jackson had been spotted, accompanied by "a stunning mystery companion".
    pzqwd6on March 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written for Jackson's longtime girlfriend, Dianna Cohen.
    essbeepon December 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think his stunning mystery companion is a favorite guitar
    niainneson May 19, 2018   Link

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