Album: Daylight Again (1982)
  • Written by David Crosby, he credits Jackson Browne with providing the motivation to complete this song. In Long Time Gone: the autobiography of David Crosby, he admits to having the attention span of a "drunken butterfly" at the time. After running some of the lyrics by Browne, Jackson pushed him to work on it and dragged him to Warren Zevon's house, where Crosby sat at a piano and wrote the song. "Jackson wouldn't let me up or let me at the pipe," said Crosby. "He just stood there, looking over my shoulder, holding me at the bench, forcing me, slowly and painfully, to give birth to the song, not the lyrical fragment or the convenient phrase. It was an act of love and great caring; he showed concern for me, for my work, for seeing me get my work done. 'Delta' was the last complete song that I wrote for years. I was the child, crazy for the deep. Without Jackson, the song would never have happened."


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