Your Bright Baby Blues

Album: The Pretender (1976)
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  • I'm sitting down by the highway
    Down by that highway side
    Everybody's going somewhere
    Riding just as fast as they can ride
    I guess they've got a lot to do
    Before they can rest assured
    Their lives are justified
    Pray to God for me baby
    He can let me slide

    I've been up
    And down this highway
    Far as my eyes can see
    No matter how fast I run
    I can never seem
    To get away from me
    No matter where I am
    I can't help thinking
    I'm just a day away
    From where I want to be
    Now I'm running home baby
    Like a river to the sea

    Baby if you can see me
    Out across this wilderness
    There's just one thing
    I was hoping you might guess
    Baby you can free me
    All in the power of
    Your sweet tenderness

    I can see it in your eyes
    You've got those bright baby blues
    You don't see what you've got to gain
    But you don't like to lose
    You watch yourself from the sidelines
    Like your life is a game
    You don't mind playing
    To keep yourself amused
    I don't mean to be cruel baby
    But you're looking confused

    Baby if you can hear me
    Turn down your radio
    There's just one thing
    I want you to know
    When you've been near me
    I've felt the love
    Stirring in my soul

    It's so hard to come by
    That feeling of peace
    This friend of mine said
    Close your eyes
    And try a few of these
    I thought I was flying like a bird
    So far above my sorrow
    When I looked down
    I was standing on my knees
    Now I need someone to help me
    Someone to help me please

    Baby if you need me
    Like I know I need you
    There's just one thing
    I'll ask you to do
    Take my hand and lead me
    To the hole in your garden wall
    And pull me through
    Pull me through Writer/s: JACKSON BROWNE
    Publisher: Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Bill from Us"I thought I flying like a bird
    So far above my sorrow
    But when I looked down
    I was standing on my knees"

    LYRICS That stand alone, yet are enhanced by the vocals and arraignments. This whole album is like this. This album caused me to go out and get most all of Jackson Browne's albums, AND Bonnie Raitt's albums, she sings some great back up on this.
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