My Opening Farewell Lyrics

Jackson Browne


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jackson Browne
album: Track 10 in album Jackson Browne
release date: 1972-1
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length: 4:45
engineer: Richard Sanford Orshoff
bass: Leland Sklar
drums: Russ Kunkel
harmonica: Jimmie Fadden
acoustic guitar: Jackson Browne
piano: Craig Doerge, Jackson Browne
viola: David Campbell
organ: Jim Gordon
pedal steel guitar: Sneaky Pete Kleinow
producer: Richard Sanford Orshoff
other vocals: David Crosby
lead vocals: Jackson Browne

Cover Art


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A lady stands before an open window
Staring so far away
She can almost feel the southern wind blow
Almost touching her restless day

She turns from her window to me
Sad smile her apology
Sad eyes reaching to the door

Daylight loses to another evening
And still she spares me the word goodbye
And sits alone beside me fighting her feelings
Struggles to speak but in the end can only cry

Suddenly its so hard to find
The sound of the words to speak her troubled mind
So I'm offering these to her as if to be kind:
There's a train everyday leaving either way
There's a world, you know
There's a way to go
And you'll soon be gone, that's just as well
This is my opening farewell

A child's drawings left there on the table
And a woman's silk lying on the floor
And I would keep them here if I were able
Lock her safe behind this open door

But suddenly it's so clear to me
That I'd asked her to see what she may never see
And now my kind words find their way back to me
There's a train everyday leaving either way
There's a world, you know
You got a way's to go
And I'll soon believe, it's just as well
This is my opening farewell

Track Listing

  • 1 Jamaica Say You Will
  • 2 A Child in These Hills
  • 3 Song for Adam
  • 4 Doctor My Eyes
  • 5 From Silver Lake
  • 6 Something Fine
  • 7 Under the Falling Sky
  • 8 Looking Into You
  • 9 Rock Me on the Water
  • 10 My Opening Farewell