Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky Lyrics

Jackson Browne Late for the Sky cover art
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The words had all been spoken
And somehow the feeling still wasn't right
And still we continued on through the night
Tracing our steps from the beginning
Until they vanished into the air
Trying to understand how our lives has led us there

Looking hard into your eyes
There was nobody I'd ever known
Such an empty surprise to feel so alone

Now for me some words come easy
But I know that they don't mean that much
Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
You never knew what I loved in you
I don't know what you loved in me
Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be

Awake again I can't pretend and I know I'm alone
And close to the end of the feeling we've known

How long have I been sleeping
How long have I been drifting alone through the night
How long have I been dreaming I could make it right
If I closed my eyes and tried with all my might
To be the one you need

Awake again I can't pretend and I know I'm alone
And close to the end of the feeling we've known

How long have I been sleeping
How long have I been drifting alone through the night
How long have I been running for that morning flight
Through the whispered promises and the changing light
Of the bed where we both lie
Late for the sky
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
    writers: Jackson Browne
    album: Track 1 in album Late for the Sky
    release date: 1974-9
    popularity : 158 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:40
    producer: Jackson Browne and Al Schmitt
    drums: Larry Zack
    piano: Jackson Browne
    lead vocals: Jackson Browne
    mixer: Al Schmitt and Al Schmidt
    electric guitar: David Lindley
    recorded by: Fritz Richmond
    background vocals: Doug Haywood
    organ: Jai Winding
    bass guitar: Doug Haywood
    composer: Jackson Browne
    lyricist: Jackson Browne
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin