Rock Me on the Water Lyrics

Jackson Browne


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 9 in album Jackson Browne
release date: 1972-1
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
length: 4:14
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

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Oh people, look around you
The signs are everywhere
You've left it for somebody other than you
To be the one to care
You're lost inside your houses
There's no time to find you now
Your walls are burning
And your towers are turning
I'm going to leave you here
And try to get down to the sea somehow

The road is filled with homeless souls
Every woman, child and man
Who have no idea where they will go
But they'll help you if they can
Now everyone must have some thought
That's going to pull them through somehow
Well the fires are raging hotter and hotter
But the sisters of the sun are going
To rock me on the water now

Rock me on the water
Sister will you soothe my fevered brow
Rock me on the water
I'll get down to the sea somehow

Oh people, look among you
It's there your hope must lie
There's a sea bird above you
Gliding in one place like Jesus in the sky
We all must do the best we can
And then hang on to that Gospel plow
When my life is over, I'm going
To stand before the Father
But the sisters of the sun are going
To rock me on the water now

Rock me on the water
Sister will you soothe my fevered brow
Rock me on the water, maybe I'll remember
Maybe I'll remember how
Rock me on the water
The wind is with me now
So rock me on the water
I'll get down to the sea somehow

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