Leaving Winslow

Album: Standing In The Breach (2014)
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  • I'm walkin' all around lookin' up and down this railroad
    I'm walkin' all around lookin' up and down this train
    All I gotta see is a place for me to grab a hold of
    And I'll be on this train and I won't be back again

    I'm over qualified for any other ride I can think of
    I got a PhD in Sun and Wind and Rain
    I had a reservation 'bout every occupation
    I was ever on the brink of
    'Til the day my heart got given to the rhythm of the train

    Station to station, coast to coast
    Not that much of anything in mind
    No expectations, way less than most
    But I wanted to see Winslow one more time

    I'm walkin' all around, lookin' up and down this railroad
    I'm walkin' all around, lookin' up and down this town
    I'll bid adeau to the precious few I knew here
    And I'll be on my way and I won't be back around

    My mother married an oxygenarian ladies man
    He'd take her dancing with a tank of oxygen
    The ladies kept him goin'
    He'd recite for them his favorite koan
    He specialized in Western Swing and Zen

    Station to station, coast to coast
    Not that much of anything in mind
    No expectations, way less than most
    As long as I got oxygen and wine

    I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing ozone layer
    I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing Greenland Shelf
    I keep hearing all about the disappearing middle class
    I figure I'll be doing some disappearing myself Writer/s: Jackson Browne
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  • Jeanie Voss from SouthI thought I knew all of Jackson Browne’s songs and then I came across “Leaving Winslow”. I don’t know how I had missed it. It made me so happy. Put it on repeat and cleaned my whole house. Of course Jackson Browne is and has always been my favorite artist of all time.
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