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#1. Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country - this music contained the real history of the people of this country. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#2. When you turn out the light, I've got to hand it to me. Looks like it's you and me again tonight Rosie. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#3. People know more about baseball players' contracts than they do about the policies that govern the fate of our children's lives in twenty years. Think about it. People used to say, the whole time I was growing up, 'Do you want to bring a child into this world?' That's pretty dire. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#4. I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on - Author: Jackson Browne
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#5. Don't confront me with my failures, I had not forgotten them. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#6. It's not like I'm looking to describe something that's only true of my own circumstances. It's beyond. It's way inside, you know. It's reaching inside to something that you have in common with many. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#7. I want to know what became of the changes we waited for love to bring/Were they only the fitful dreams of some greater awakening? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#8. Let the music keep our spirits high, let the buildings keep our children dry, let creation reveal its secrets by and bye. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#9. Out into the cool of the evening strolls the pretender. He knows that all his hopes and dreams begin and end there. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#10. I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#11. I'm a big fan of British journalists like 'The Independent's Robert Fisk, but it's hard to find voices like his in the U.S. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#12. I don't know what happens when people die
Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try
It's like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I can't sing
I can't help listening - Author: Jackson Browne
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#13. Into a dancer you have grown from the seeds somebody else has sown - Author: Jackson Browne
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#14. The high ideals and promises you once dressed the future in are dancing in the embers with the wind. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#15. Looking through a photograph I found inside a drawer
I was taken by a photograph of you. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#16. Musician jokes are a kind of joke that usually have to do with how much money someone makes. Musicians are always starving, so they're really mean to each other about who makes what. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#17. Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels. Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#18. I never was a very good singer. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#19. Give up your heart and you lose your way
Trusting another to feel that way.
Give up your heart and you find yourself living for something in somebody else.
Sometimes you wonder what happens to love.
Sometimes the touch of a friend is enough. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#20. Talk about celestial bodies. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#21. I'm gonna be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender. Where the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender. And believe in whatever may lie in those things that money can buy, though true love could have been a contender - Author: Jackson Browne
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#22. Oh Lord, are there really people starving still? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#23. Doctor, my eyes cannot see the sky. Is this the prize for having learned how not to cry? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#24. Take it easy, take it easyDon't let the sound of your own wheelsDrive you crazy. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#25. It's just.... you know - Author: Jackson Browne
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#26. You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of mind. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#27. The first to come and the last to go, working for that minimum wage. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#28. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#29. People stand themselves next to the righteous They believe the things they say are true They speak in terms of what divides us To justify the violence they do But it is one, it is one One world spinning 'round the sun Wherever it is you call home Whatever country you come from It is one - Author: Jackson Browne
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#30. Caught between the longing for love, and the struggle for the legal tender, where the sirens sing and the church bells ring, and the junk man pounds his fender. Where the veterans dream of the fight, fast asleep at the traffic light, and the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#31. You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you, but then it's up to you to make something new. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#32. They say it can't be won,
The way the game is run.
But if you choose to stay
You wind up playin' anyway. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#33. I followed those highway signs and I've run down those thin white lines. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#34. I want to find myself a girl who can show me what laughter means, and we'll fill in the missing numbers in each others paint-by-numbers dreams. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#35. I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#36. Somewhere between the time you arrive and the time you go may lie a reason you were alive, but you'll never know. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#37. We have an open society. No one will come and take me away for saying what I am saying. But they don't have to, if they can control how many people hear it. And that's how they do it. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#38. Any fool can sell a jewell -
an angel gives it away - Author: Jackson Browne
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#39. Self-discovery in songwriting, bringing something forth that's instructive to yourself - some of the best songs that you will ever write are the ones where you didn't have to think about any of that stuff, but nonetheless that's what's happening in the song. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#40. English people are so trapped in this class paradigm. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#41. I'm going to be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#42. Hunger in the midnight, hunger at the stroke of noon
Hunger in the banquet, hunger in the bride and groom
Hunger on the TV, hunger on the printed page
And there's a God-sized hunger underneath the questions of the age - Author: Jackson Browne
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#43. I look around for the friends I used to turn to pull me through. Looking into their eyes, I see them running, too. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#44. I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#45. There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed. - Author: Shawn Colvin
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#46. When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#47. I started playing the trumpet when I was about eight. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#48. We may lose and we may win, but we will never be here again. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#49. Very often it's really inconvenient - who you fall in love with. You can't really control it. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#50. Coffee in the morning, cocaine afternoons. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#51. How long will it be 'till we've turned To the tasks and the skills That we'll have to have learned If we're going to find our place in the future And have something to offer Where this planet's concerned? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#52. It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#53. I don't avoid anything. In my songs I just choose to talk about certain things, and so yeah, there are some aspects of my character and personality that don't come out. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#54. Eleven on a scale of ten, honey, let me introduce you to my redneck friend. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#55. Say it isn't true
That there always has been and always will be war
Say it isn't true
And apart from all the fine things that man has struggled for
Say it isn't true
There always has been and always will be war - Author: Jackson Browne
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#56. Well, I'm a standing on a cornerIn Winslow, ArizonaAnd such a fine sight to see,It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed FordSlowin' down to have a look at me. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#57. I was doing my best Bogart, but I was having trouble getting into her jeans. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#58. I'm not sure what I'm trying to say, it could be that I've lost my way. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#59. Now if I seem to be afraidTo live the life that I have made in songWell it's just that I've been losing so long. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#60. And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#61. Famine and disaster, right there in front of you, and the more you watch, the less you do. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#62. No matter how fast I run, I can't get away from me. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#63. Where the search for the truth is conducted with a wink and a nod
And where power and position are equated with the grace of God
These times are famine for the soul while for the senses it's a feast
From the edge of my country, as far as you see, looking east - Author: Jackson Browne
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#64. These days I seem to think about the things I forgot to do for you and all the times I had a chance to. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#65. Forget what life used to be, you are what you choose to be. It's whatever it is you see that life will become. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#66. More than a career, I feel that I've got a function. I see things in a much more holistic way. Some people bake the bread, and some people write the songs. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#67. I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#68. So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#69. Got seven women on my mind. Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me, and one says she's a friend of mine. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#70. The idea that I wrote something that stood for the way I feel about things, and that it lasts, that's probably my favorite thing that I've done. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#71. That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#72. How long can you hear someone crying - how long can you hear someone dying - before you ask yourself why? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#73. And while the future's there for anyone to change, still you know it's seems, It would be easier sometimes to change the past. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#74. Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let the illusions last until they shatter
Whatever you might hope to find
among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#75. I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#76. No one ever talks about their feelings anyway
Without dressing them in dreams and laughter
I guess it's just too painful otherwise - Author: Jackson Browne
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#77. I do a lot of touring, yes, and I have my whole life ever since I was 19 years old, when I used to tour with Al Jarreau, Rickie Lee Jones, and Jackson Browne as a side musician. - Author: Vonda Shepard
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#78. They sell us the President the same way they sell us our clothes and cars. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#79. Do the steps that you've been shown,
by everyone you've ever known,
until the dance becomes your very own. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#80. So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#81. Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#82. You measure peace with guns, progress in megatons. Who's left when the war is won? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#83. My forays into trying to date girls my own age from the school I went to were all pretty tortured. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#84. As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#85. Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? - Author: Frank Scully
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#86. Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand. Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#87. I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#88. Please don't confront me with my failures
I have not forgotten them - Author: Jackson Browne
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#89. But when you know that you've got a real friend somewhere, suddenly all the others are so much easier to bear. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#90. I've been aware of the time passing by they say in the end it's the wink of an eye and when the morning light comes streaming in you'll get up and do it again - Author: Jackson Browne
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#91. A lot of political music to me can be rather pedantic and corny, and when it's done right - like Bruce Springsteen or Jackson Browne or great satire from Randy Newman, there's nothing better. - Author: Bonnie Raitt
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#92. Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside? - Author: Jackson Browne
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#93. I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#94. That's maybe the most important thing each generation does, is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#95. You've had to struggle, you've had to fight
To keep understanding and compassion in sight
You could be laughing at me, you've got the right
But you go on smiling so clear and so bright - Author: Jackson Browne
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#96. I'm Glad that the Bush years are behind us - Author: Jackson Browne
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#97. In the end, they traded their tired wings for the resignation that living brings. And exchanged love's bright and fragile glow for the glitter and the rouge, and in the moment they were swept before the deluge. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#98. When you've found another soul who see's in to your own ... take good care of each other..and remember to be kind.. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#99. I'm losing touch with reality and I'm almost out of blow. It's such a fine line, I hate to see it go. Cocaine, runnin' all 'round my brain. - Author: Jackson Browne
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#100. I get some heat for what English people call 'overproduction.' I don't think my older stuff was overproduced, but I do think that sound has dated. - Author: Jackson Browne
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