logan607 (logan607) wrote in mymusicrightnow,
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Jackson Browne - I'm Alive


Two years ago today, the woman I loved moved out. I remember that I spoke to my friend Hazel, who had divorced someone two years earlier to that.

Hazel said that, after while, you stop thinking of them. In the beginning, you think of them every minute. Then every hour. And then you'll realize that you hadn't thought of them in months. Had a hard time believing her back then. Cause I had all these beautiful plans for the two of us.

Turns out she's totally right.

The only reason I remember is because my calendar told me (which is admittedly weird in it's own right).

My brother sent me this song and I listened to it a million times during that time and then I just stopped. Dusted it off and listened to it today and memories of that period came rushing back.

Funny thing is that it wasn't bad at all. Kinda good in a strange way.

Life's odd like that, yeah?

It's been a long time since I watched these lights alone
I look around my life tonight and you are gone
I might have done something to keep you if I'd known
How unhappy you had become

While I was dreaming of you
With my heart in your hands
And I was following though
With my beautiful plans

Yeah now I'm rolling down this canyon drive
With your laughter in my head
I'm gonna have to block it out somehow to survive
'cause those dreams are dead
And I'm alive

I want to go where I will never hear your name
I want to lose my sorrow and be free again
And I know I've been insane
When I think of places I could have been

But I was dreaming of you
With my heart in your hands
And I was following through
With my beautiful plans

Standing here by the highway side
Watching these trucks blow by
Inches from my face
Yeah thinking 'bout the time I've wasted
And the pleasure we once tasted
Looking up and down this road
I've been here before
Can't be here no more

Yeah now I'm rolling down California five
With your laughter in my head
I'm gonna have to block it out somehow to survive
'cause those dreams are dead
And I'm alive

Hey look at the way I believed in you
And loved you all these years
Now you can fill a swimming pool with all my salty tears
If you'd have told me what was in your heart
Instead of all your lies
I thought that it would kill me
But I'm alive
Yeah, I'm alive


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Tags: folk-rock, jackson browne, logan607
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