The Road Lyrics

Jackson Browne


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Ou0027keefe
album: Track 2 in album Running on Empty
release date: 1977
popularity : 128 users have visited this page.
length: 4:47
producer: Jackson Browne
vocal: Jackson Browne

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Highways and dance halls
A good song takes you far
Your write about the moon
And you dream about the stars
Blues in old motel rooms
Girls in daddy's car
You sing about the nights
And you laugh about the scars
Coffee in the morning cocaine afternoons
You talk about the weather
And you grin about the rooms
Phone calls long distance
To tell how you've been
Forget about the losses, you exaggerate the wins

And when you stop to let em know
You've got it down
Its just another town along the road

The ladies come to see you
If your name still rings a bell
They give you damn near nothin
And they'll say they knew you well
So you tell em you'll remember
But they know its just a game
And along the way their faces
All begin to look the same
And when you stop to let em know
You got it down
Its just another town along the road

Well it isn't for the money
And its only for a while
You stalk about the rooms
And you roll away the miles
Gamblers in the neon, clinging to guitars
You're right about the moon
But you're wrong about the stars
And when you stop to let em know
You got it down
Its just another town along the way

Track Listing

  • 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