Jackson Browne - Rock Me on the Water Lyrics

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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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
    writers: Jackson Browne
    album: Track 9 in album Jackson Browne
    release date: 1972-1
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock
    length: 4:15
    producer: Richard Sanford Orshoff
    drums: Russ Kunkel
    piano: Jackson Browne and Craig Doerge
    lead vocals: Jackson Browne
    engineer: Richard Sanford Orshoff
    bass: Leland Sklar
    organ: Jim Gordon
    viola: David Campbell
    acoustic guitar: Jackson Browne
    pedal steel guitar: Sneaky Pete Kleinow
    other vocals: David Crosby
    harmonica: Jimmie Fadden
    composer: Jackson Browne
    lyricist: Jackson Browne
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin