Before the Deluge

Jackson Browne

credits


publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
writers: Jackson Browne
album: Track 8 in album Late for the Sky
release date: 1974-9
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genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:21
producer: Jackson Browne and Al Schmitt
mixer: Al Schmidt
composer: Jackson Browne
lyricist: Jackson Browne

Album Information

label: Asylum Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jackson Browne Late for the Sky cover art

Lyrics

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Some of them were dreamers
Who were making plans and thinking of the future
They were gathering the tools
While the sand slipped through the opening
With their hearts they turned to each other's hearts for refuge

And some of them knew pain
And on the brave and crazy wings of youth
And their feathers, once so fine, grew torn and tattered
For the resignation that living brings
For the glitter and the rouge

Let the buildings keep our children dry
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky
Some of them were angry
By the men who learned how to forge her beauty into power
Only to be confused
And when the sand was gone and the time arrived
And in attempts to understand a thing so simple and so huge

Let the buildings keep our children dry
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Late for the Sky
  • 2 Fountain of Sorrow
  • 3 Farther On
  • 4 The Late Show
  • 5 The Road and the Sky
  • 6 For a Dancer
  • 7 Walking Slow
  • 8 Before the Deluge