For a Dancer

Jackson Browne


publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
writers: Jackson Browne
album: Track 6 in album Late for the Sky
release date: 1974-9
popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:45
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


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Keep a fire burning in your eye
You never know what will be coming down
You were always dancing in and out of view
Always keeping things real by playing the clown

Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try
That I can't sing

Crying as they ease you down
Dancing our sorrow away
No matter what fate chooses to play

By everyone you've ever known
No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown

And let your prayers go drifting into space

And just as easily, it could all disappear
Don't let the uncertainty turn you around
Go on and make a joyful sound
Into a dancer you have grown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
May lie a reason you were alive but you'll never know


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