Lawyers In Love

Lawyers In LoveOn The DayCut It AwayDowntownTender Is The NightKnock On Any DoorSay It Isn't TrueFor A Rocker 

Lawyers In Love

I cant keep up with whats been going on
I think my heart must just be slowing down
Among the human beings in their designer jeans
Am I the only one who hears the screams
And the strangled cries of lawyers in love

God sends his spaceships to America, the beautiful
They land at six oclock and there we are, the dutiful
Eating from T.V. trays, tuned in to Happy Days
Waiting for World War III while Jesus slaves
To the mating calls of lawyers in love

Last night I watched the news from Washington (the Capitol)
The Russians escaped while we werent watching them (like Russians will)
Now weve got all this room, weve even got the Moon
And I hear the U.S.S.R. will be open soon
As vacation land for lawyers in love

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1983 Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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On The Day

You really need someone on your side
but you run away and hide
Whenever somebody's going to get through
you've got this wall in front of you
You put your arm around me and smile
but you're thinking all the while
Yeah, your friends only go so far
However close friends think they are

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You're gonna pray that your love is enough

You've had the world in the palm of your hand
since you turned from child to man
No one can tell you a thing you don't know
you see your life as a one man show
But you're not whole
and there are things you don't control
You're going to know what I'm talking about
on the day love finds you out

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You better pray

It's your life, you try to know
which way the answers lie, which way to go
Cause you survive don't mean you grow
open your eyes, look out below.

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You better pray

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1983 Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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Cut It Away

Cut it away
Somebody cut away this desperate heart
Cut it away
and help me find my way back to the start
Yeah, before I knew what I was looking for
Yeah, when we were lovers and nothing more

I wanted you
and I did everything that I could do
to capture you
I let you see the part of me
you'd want to see
A fantasy
I'm finding now
I don't know how to make it good
I wish I could

Cut it away
The crazy longing for something more
Cut it away
The question I don't have an answer for
Why I hunger for something I can't see
Cut it away
The dream I wanted life to be

I know
I've got to let you go
I know
You should have left a long time ago --

Protected by the night two cities lay
Two hearts, two lives
Connected by our sight -- worlds away
Two hearts, two lives
Inspected by the light, two hearts--
Two cities in decay, two lives --
Two heart just go on crumbling
Now come on --

Cut it away
I want to cut away this thing inside
Cut it away
This thing that hid from you and schemed and lied
I know
I've got to let you go
I know
You should have left a long time ago
Cut it away

Somebody cut away this desperate heart
Cut it away
Before it tears my whole life apart
I love you --
I love you still
I do --
I always will

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1983 Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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Downtown

Downtown people gotta work a little harder working downtown
Downtown they got to think a little quicker 'cause they're
Downtown

Downtown the breaks are harder
Downtown the thieves are smarter

I've got this place I'm renting
It cost me next to nothing downtown
Nobody comes around telling me I gotta turn the sound down
Broadway -- Down on the corner
the Bible screamer, the plasma donor
buses, car horns, ghetto blasters--
The shouts and cries of the human disasters
It's all music it's all music downtown
It's all music it's all music

I feel alright when I'm downtown
My feet are light when I'm downtown
I cast my hopes on the human tide
I place my bet and let it ride
I'm open wide when I'm downtown

Downtown there's every kind of people walkin' round downtown
Downtown there's every language, every human sound, downtown
Downtown the nights are longer
Downtown the sights are stronger
Downtown wandering all around downtown
It's all music --

Eight blocks south of City Hall
the rats run free and the winos crawl
Darkness falls on the vast machine
where the future stalks the American dream

I feel alright when I'm downtown
My head gets light when I'm downtown
It's all in right when I'm downtown
I feel alright when I'm downtown

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1983 Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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Tender Is The Night

Between the darkness on the street
And the houses filling up with light
Between the stillness in my heart
And the roar of the approaching night
Somebodys calling after somebody
Somebody turns the corner out of sight
Looking for somebody
Somewhere in the night

Tender is the night
When you hold your baby tight
Tender are the motions, tender is the night

Between a life that we expected
And the way its always been
I cant walk back in again
After the way we fight
When just outside there are people laughing
Living lives we used to lead
Chasing down the love they need
Somewhere in the night

Tender is the night
And the benediction of the neon light
Tender are the hunters, tender is the night

Youre gonna want me tonight
When youre ready to surrender
Forget about whos right
When youre ready to remember
Its another world at night
When youre ready to be tender

Tender tender tender . . .

And in the hard light of an angry sun
No one remembers what was said or done
Tender are the words they choose
You win, I win, we lose

Tender
Tender is the night
Tender
The benediction of the neon light
Tender
Tender are the hunters
Tender is the night
When they hold each other tight
Tender
Tender are the undercover
Tender
The stranger and the secret lover
Tender
Tender are the motions
Tender is the night
When you hold your baby tight

Tender tender tender . . .

By Russell Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar and Jackson Browne
1983 Olas Music/Kortchmar Music, Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
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Knock On Any Door

Knock on any door
Look through any window
Baby knock on any door
Knock on any door
Is there any place you won't go
Baby who you lookin for?

Yeah yeah baby now you know
It's a cold world like they told you so

Knock on any door
Save your tears for some occasion
Keep the heartache to yourself
Knock on any door
It's a simple operation
Just trade your memory for your health

Knock on any door
Look through any window
Walk on

It's insane girl, you can't run away
It's the same world it was yesterday

Knock on any door
Look through any window
Walk on

Now, how do you survive
With a pain so real in a world so jive?

Knock on any door
Look through any door
Walk on

By Danny Kortchmar Craig Doerge and Jackson Browne
1983 Kortchmar Music/Fair Star Music, Night Kitchen Music,
All Rights Reserved

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Say It Isn't True

In the still of the night
Lying in the darkness
I listen to my heart
Say it isn't true
in the dark and the quiet
The movements of my love
and the breathing of our children
Say it isn't true

In the streets and the buildings
the people in their lives
the jobs they do for livings
Say it isn't true

And when you think of all the people
In the cities of the world
Who could vanish in a moment
Say it isn't true

Say it isn't true
That there always has been and always will be war
and apart from all the fine things man has struggled for
There always has been and there always will be war

I'm alive in a city
in a country of the world
and I want to go on living
I want to see my life unfold
You know it's hard to go on looking
at the stories of the day
and the dangers we're all facing
growing worse in every way
And you would think with all of the genius
and the brilliance of these times
We might find a higher purpose
and a better use of minds

Say it isn't true
That there always has been and always will be war
and apart from all the fine things man has struggled for
There always has been and there always will be war
Say it isn't true
Say it isn't true
Say it

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1983 Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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For A Rocker

Open the door baby turn on the light
We're gonna have a party tonight
For a rocker
For a rocker

I know it's late and you're already down
You ain't ready for people around
I'm gonna tell you something I found out
Whatever you think your life is about
Whatever life may hold in store
Things will happen that you won't be ready for

I've got a shirt so unbelievably bright
I'm gonna dig it out and wear it tonight
For a rocker
For a rocker

Don't have to change -- You don't have to be sweet
Gonna be too many people to possibly meet
Don't have to feed 'em -- They don't eat
They've got their power supplies in the soles of their feet
They exist for one thing -- and one thing only
to escape living the lives of the lonely
For a friend of mine, from the neighborhood
moving down the line, after tonight he'll be gone for good

Here comes Danny. Ricky and Degree
They got Petie's number and they're looking at me
Russell and Bobby setting up the drums
gonna pound on till the landlord comes
Don't want to argue, I don't want to fight
but there will definitely be a party tonight
For a rocker
For a rocker

Till the morning comes, till the car arrives
Till we've killed the drums, till we lose our lives

Hey Jenny -- Tell Peggy Sue
We're gonna do the only thing you can do
For a rocker
For a rocker

There's a party tonight, there's a party tonight
There's a party tonight, there's a party tonight

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1983 Night Kitchen Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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