Looking Into You

Album: Jackson Browne (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is one of Jackson Browne's first. Musically it is very spare, mostly just piano and vocals, but it's very strong from a poetic perspective. The song is about a young man looking back over his life and the places he has been, then some of the conclusions he draws from it all. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Shane - Providence, RI

Comments: 3

  • Eric from San Francisco, CaA stunning song, my favorite song, along with Let it Be. The last line, "words and music will never touch the beauty that I have found, looking into you" is just a killer.
  • Don from Aurora, OhThe great song traveler passed through here
    And he opened my eyes to the view
    And I was among those who called him a prophet
    And I asked him what was true
    Until the distance had shown how the road remains alone
    Now I'm looking in my life for a truth that is my own

    He is talking about Bob Dylan here and how he was influenced by him. He talks about things we all can relate to then skwed the perspective and then turned that into poetry! He is a Master! He is also a master at his delivery as well he really lays it right out there pain and all! Joni Mitchell is that way also she is able to just lay it out like it or not that takes some guts to do that. They face not reconnecting with there fans at that time. There are only a few other artist that are at his level who have both content and delvery both down he has that and more!!
  • Victor from San Diego, CaThe great song traveler passed through here
    And he opened my eyes to the view
    And I was among those who called him a prophet
    And I asked him what was true
    Until the distance had shown how the road remains alone
    Now I'm looking in my life for a truth that is my own

    This is a reference to Bob Dylan. An enormous influence, and inspiration. He reconciles this by implying that over the course of time he has to personalize his message, and take the music some place it hasn't been!
    I'm so glad he did!

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