Jackson Browne - Sky Blue and Black Lyrics

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In the calling out to one another
Of the lovers up and down the strand
In the sound of the waves and the cries
Of the seagulls circling the sand

In the fragments of the songs
Carried down the wind from some radio
In the murmuring of the city in the distance
Ominous and low

I hear the sound of the world where we played
And the far too simple beauty
Of the promises we made

If you ever need holding
Call my name, I'll be there
If you ever need holding
And no holding back, I'll see you through
Sky blue and black

Where the touch of the lover ends
And the soul of the friend begins
There's a need to be separate and a need to be one
And a struggle neither wins

Where you gave me the world I was in
And a place I could make a stand
I could never see how you doubted me
When I'd let go of your hand

Yeah, and I was much younger then
And I must have thought that I would know
If things were going to end

And the heavens were rolling
Like a wheel on a track
And our sky was unfolding
And it'll never fold back
Sky blue and black

And I'd have fought the world for you
If I thought that you wanted me to
Or put aside what was true or untrue
If I'd know that's what you needed
What you needed me to do

But the moment has passed by me now
To have put away my pride
And just come through for you somehow

If you ever need holding
Call my name, I'll be there
If you ever need holding
And no holding back, I'll see you through

You're the color of the sky
Reflected in each store-front window pane
You're the whispering and the sighing
Of my tires in the rain

You're the hidden cost and the thing that's lost
In everything I do
Yeah and I'll never stop looking for you
In the sunlight and the shadows

And the faces on the avenue
That's the way love is
That's the way love is
That's the way love is
Sky blue and black

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 I'm Alive
  • 2 My Problem Is You
  • 3 Everywhere I Go
  • 4 I'll Do Anything
  • 5 Miles Away
  • 6 Too Many Angels
  • 7 Take This Rain
  • 8 Two of Me, Two of You
  • 9 Sky Blue and Black
  • 10 All Good Things


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music
    writers: Jackson Browne
    album: Track 9 in album I'm Alive
    release date: 1993-10-26
    popularity : 108 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 6:07
    producer: Scott Thurston and Jackson Browne
    drums: Mauricio Lewak
    piano: Jackson Browne
    lead vocals: Jackson Browne
    mixer: Ed Cherney
    recorded by: Paul Dieter
    background vocals: Arnold McCuller and Valerie Carter
    guitar: Scott Thurston and Mark Goldenberg
    keyboard: Scott Thurston
    percussion: Luis Conté
    bass guitar: Kevin McCormick
    assistant recorded by: Steve Onuska, Kathy Yore and Bob Salcedo
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596152426
    script: Latin