Jackson Browne - My Opening Farewell Lyrics

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A lady stands before an open window
Staring so far away
She can almost feel the southern wind blow
Almost touching her restless day

She turns from her window to me
Sad smile her apology
Sad eyes reaching to the door

Daylight loses to another evening
And still she spares me the word goodbye
And sits alone beside me fighting her feelings
Struggles to speak but in the end can only cry

Suddenly its so hard to find
The sound of the words to speak her troubled mind
So I'm offering these to her as if to be kind:
There's a train everyday leaving either way
There's a world, you know
There's a way to go
And you'll soon be gone, that's just as well
This is my opening farewell

A child's drawings left there on the table
And a woman's silk lying on the floor
And I would keep them here if I were able
Lock her safe behind this open door

But suddenly it's so clear to me
That I'd asked her to see what she may never see
And now my kind words find their way back to me
There's a train everyday leaving either way
There's a world, you know
You got a way's to go
And I'll soon believe, it's just as well
This is my opening farewell

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: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jackson Browne
    album: Track 10 in album Jackson Browne
    release date: 1972-1
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock
    length: 4:45
    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
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin