Who Sang Farther On? Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne Late for the Sky cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
writers: Jackson Browne
release date: 1974-9
genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:20
producer: Jackson Browne and Al Schmitt
mixer: Al Schmitt
In my early years i hid my tears
And passed my days alone
Adrift on an ocean of loneliness
My dreams like nets were thrown
To catch the love that I'd heard of
In books and films and songs
Now there's a world of illusion and fantasy
In the place where the real world belongs

Still i look for the beauty in songs
To fill my head and lead me on
Though my dreams have come up torn and empty
As many times as love has come and gone

To those gentle ones my memory runs
To the laughter we shared at the meals
I filled their kitchens and living rooms
With my schemes and my broken wheels
It was never clear how far or near
The gates to my citadel lay
They were cutting from stone some dreams of their own
But they listened to mine anyway

I'm not sure what i'm trying to say
It could be i've lost my way
Though i keep a watch over the distance
Heaven's no closer than it was yesterday

And the angels are older
They know not to wait up for the sun
They look over my shoulder
At the maps and the drawings of the journey I've begun

Now the distance leads me farther on
Though the reasons i once had are gone
I keep thinking I'll find what I'm looking for
In the sand beneath the dawn

But the angels are older
They can see that the sun's setting fast
They look over my shoulder
At the vision of paradise contained in the light of the past
And they lay down behind me
To sleep beside the road till the morning has come
Where they know they will find me
With my maps and my faith in the distance
Moving farther on



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Late for the Sky
  • 2 Fountain of Sorrow
  • 3 Farther On
  • 4 The Late Show
  • 5 The Road and the Sky
  • 6 For a Dancer
  • 7 Walking Slow
  • 8 Before the Deluge

  • Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin