I'd been out walking
I don't do too much talking these days
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to

I quit my rambling
I don't do too much gambling these days
These days I seem to think a lot
About the many changes that came my way
And I wonder if I'd ever see another highway

I had a lover
I don't think I'd risk another these days
These days and if I seem to be afraid
To live the life I have made in song
It's just that I've been losing so long

I've quit my dreaming
I won't do too much scheming these days
These days I sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten

Please don't confront me with my failures
I have not forgotten them

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These Days (Nico cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentdefinately a jackson brown cover which nico covered next
    atd2614on April 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, most of nico's good songs were actually jackson browne songs. way to be intelligent, atd2614.
    musicboxsuperheroon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell...for starters..this is a cover of a song by Nico. So I don't really know why it's under Elliot's works.
    But it is a great song, and anyone who's ever heard it gets the general feeling...the speaker is looking back on past experiences and failures. It's a very sad song, to me anyways. Yet another great selection for the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack.
    BellaDonnaKillson October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love nico...especially her later work...very disturbing...
    rockstar001on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrowne wrote this when he was about 16; the cover by Nico was its first recording. He tells the story on his great new "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1" that he had signed away permission for them to use the song in a movie and then completely forgotten about it, and then he was sitting in a movie theatre (watching "The Royal Tannenbaums") "...and this guitar music came on, and I thought, 'Well, I used to play JUST LIKE that!...'"
    tomchappellon November 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentElliott did a cover of this song just in case you guys dont know. It's on the 10-14-1999 live show
    spaceshipsinnyon February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery interesting playlist on the 10-14-1999
    zaklaughedon April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis breaks my heart.
    enrichedwheaton January 13, 2011   Link

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