Everybody's Been Burned

Album: Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
  • Everybody has been burned before
    Everybody knows the pain
    Anyone in this place
    Can tell you to your face
    Why you shouldn't try to love someone
    Everybody know it never works
    Everybody knows, and me
    I know that door
    That shuts just before
    You get to the dream you see

    I know all too well
    How to turn, how to run
    How to hide behind a bitter wall of blue
    But you die inside if you choose to hide
    So I guess instead I'll love you Writer/s: DAVID VAN CORTLANDT CROSBY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
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Comments: 2

  • Nikkoarty from U.k. For me this is Crosby at his best crafting a song which succinctly explores the fears and hopes of love. As a 15 year old I was completely hooked. I still am. This song also enables Roger McGuinn to contribute one of the most emotionally charged guitar solos ever. If you want to tune in to some quality 60’s vibes I would always recommend listening to the Byrds. All Good Things.
  • Maryann from GeorgiaSO many years later (and I even saw the Byrds in concert back in the day) I just discovered this song and have been playing it over and over like a teenager. So haunting and beautiful.
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