Lives in the Balance

Jackson Browne


writers: C. Bailey, E. Kuepper
album: Track 6 in album Lives in the Balance
release date: 1986-4-30
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock
length: 4:19
producer: Jackson Browne
drums: Russ Kunkel
engineer: James Geddes
background vocals: Debra Dobkin and Mindy Sterling
programming: Jackson Browne
synthesizer: Bill Payne and Jai Winding
lead vocals & background vocals: Jackson Browne
bass guitar: Bob Glaub
tiple & charango: Hugo Pedroza
nylon guitar: Jorge Strunz
sampler & acoustic guitar: Jackson Browne
siku: Enrique Cruz
composer: Jackson Browne
lyricist: Jackson Browne

Album Information

label: Asylum Records
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 075596045728
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jackson Browne Lives in the Balance cover art


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I've been waiting for something to happen
With the blood in the ink of the headlines

When you know that you've seen it before
And a country is drifting to war
There's a shadow on the faces
To the wars that are fought in places

You hear one thing again and again
And we come to the aid of a friend
These governments killing their own?
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone
And there are lives in the balance
There are children at the cannons

Of the men who fan the flames
Where we can't even say the names
They sell us the president the same way
They sell us everything from youth to religion

I want to hear somebody asking them why
But they're never the ones to fight or to die
And there are lives in the balance
There are children at the cannons


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 For America
  • 2 Soldier of Plenty
  • 3 In the Shape of a Heart
  • 4 Candy
  • 5 Lawless Avenues
  • 6 Lives in the Balance
  • 7 Till I Go Down
  • 8 Black and White