Shaky Town Lyrics

Jackson Browne


album: Track 6 in album Running on Empty
release date: 1977
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genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:41
producer: Jackson Browne
vocal: Jackson Browne
background vocals: Danny Kortchmar
composer: Danny Kortchmar
lyricist: Danny Kortchmar

Cover Art

Jackson Browne Running on Empty cover art
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I’ve witnessed those one night stands
Must have played in a thousand bands
But I’m just here tonight, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Seen folks show their blacker sides
Seen them die just for foolish pride
And those drivers always ask to hear that same old song

That’s a big ten-four
From your back door
Just put that hammer down
This young man feels
Those eighteen wheels
That keep turning ’round to take me down to shaky town

I’ve heard all those hard luck tales
From all of you u.s. males
I’ve heard you tell those lies about the love you’ve know
And I’ve followed those highway signs
And I’ve run down those thin white lines
Like those drivers this old road is all I call my own

That’s a big ten-four
From your back door
Just put that hammer down
This young man feels
Those eighteen wheels
That keep turning ’round to take me down to shaky town


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Running on Empty
  • 2 The Road
  • 3 Rosie
  • 4 You Love the Thunder
  • 5 Cocaine
  • 6 Shaky Town
  • 7 Love Needs a Heart
  • 8 Nothing but Time
  • 9 The Load-Out
  • 10 Stay