Jackson Browne - Your Bright Baby Blues Lyrics

Jackson Browne The Pretender cover art
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I'm sitting down by the highway
Down by that highway side
Everybody's going somewhere
Riding just as fast as they can ride
I guess they've got a lot to do
Before they can rest assured
Their lives are justified
Pray to God for me baby
He can let me slide

'Cause I've been up and down this highway
Far as my eyes can see
No matter how fast I run
I can never seem to get away from me
No matter where I am
I can't help feeling I'm just a day away
From where I want to be
Now I'm running home baby
Like a river to the sea

Baby if you can see me
Out across this wilderness
There's just one thing
I was hoping you might guess
Baby you can free me
All in the power of your sweet tenderness

I can see it in your eyes
You've got those bright baby blues
You don't see what you've got to gain
But you don't like to lose
You watch yourself from the sidelines
Like your life is a game you don't mind playing
To keep yourself amused
I don't mean to be cruel baby
But you're looking confused

Baby if you can hear me
Turn down your radio
There's just one thing
I want you to know
When you've been near me
I've felt the love stirring in my soul

It's so hard to come by
That feeling of peace
This friend of mine said
"Close your eyes, and try a few of these"
I thought I flying like a bird
So far above my sorrow
But when I looked down
I was standing on my knees
Now I need someone to help me
Someone to help me please

Baby if you need me
Like I know I need you
There's just one thing
I'll ask you to do
Take my hand and lead me
To the hole in your garden wall
And pull me through
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Fuse
  • 2 Your Bright Baby Blues
  • 3 Linda Paloma
  • 4 Here Come Those Tears Again
  • 5 The Only Child
  • 6 Daddy's Tune
  • 7 Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate
  • 8 The Pretender


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
    writers: Jackson Browne
    album: Track 2 in album The Pretender
    release date: 1976-11
    popularity : 158 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 6:06
    producer: Jon Landau
    drums: Jim Gordon
    piano: Roy Bittan
    lead vocals: Jackson Browne
    mixer: Greg Ladanyi
    recorded by: John Haeny
    background vocals: Lowell George
    organ: Bill Payne
    acoustic guitar: Jackson Browne
    slide guitar: Lowell George
    bass guitar: Chuck Rainey
    composer: Jackson Browne
    lyricist: Jackson Browne
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin