I Thought I Was a Child

Jackson Browne


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny Mercer
album: Track 4 in album For Everyman
release date: 1973
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Rock & Roll/Country Rock
length: 3:45
composer: Jackson Browne
lyricist: Jackson Browne

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Jackson Browne For Everyman cover art


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It's such a clever innocence with which you do your sorcery
I thought I was a child until you turned and smiled
And came upon the wisdom in your eyes

Chasing songs from town to town
So lonely and so wild until you turned and smiled
But here I am still looking on

As if you know how it feels to never be who you wanted to be
I thought that I was free but I'm just one more prisoner of time
I thought I was a child


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Take It Easy
  • 2 Our Lady of the Well
  • 3 Colors of the Sun
  • 4 I Thought I Was a Child
  • 5 These Days
  • 6 Red Neck Friend
  • 7 The Times You've Come
  • 8 Ready or Not
  • 9 Sing My Songs to Me
  • 10 For Everyman