I Thought I Was a Child Lyrics

Jackson Browne

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny Mercer
album: Track 4 in album For Everyman
release date: 1973
popularity : 14 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

Lyrics

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It's such a clever innocence with which you do your sorcery
As if somehow the years just bow and let that young girl go free
I thought I was a child until you turned and smiled
I thought I knew where I was going until I heard your laughter flowing
And came upon the wisdom in your eyes
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I've spent my whole life running 'round
Chasing songs from town to town
Thinking I'd be free so long as I never let love slow me down
So lonely and so wild until you turned and smiled
By now I should have long been gone
But here I am still looking on
As if I didn't know which way to run

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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