Looking East

Looking EastThe Barricades Of HeavenSome BridgesInformation WarsI'm The CatCulver MoonBaby How LongNio | Alive In The World | It Is One 

Looking East

Standing in the ocean with the sun burning low in the west
Like a fire in the cavernous darkness at the heart of the beast
With my beliefs and possessions, stopped at the frontier in my chest
At the edge of my country, my back to the sea, looking east

Where the search for the truth is conducted with a wink and a nod
And where power and position are equated with the grace of God
These times are famine for the soul, while for the senses its a feast
From the edge of my country, as far as you see, looking east

Hunger in the midnight, hunger at the stroke of noon
Hunger in the mansion, hunger in the rented room
Hunger on the TV, hunger on the printed page
And theres a God-sized hunger underneath the laughing and the rage
In the absence of light
And the deepening night
Where I wait for the sun
Looking east

How long have I left my mind to the powers that be?
How long will it take to find the higher power moving in me?

Power in the insect
Power in the sea
Power in the snow falling silently
Power in the blossom
Power in the stone
Power in the song being sung alone
Power in the wheat field
Power in the rain
Power in the sunlight and the hurricane
Power in the silence
Power in the flame
Power in the sound of the lovers name
The power of the sunrise and the power of a prayer released
On the edge of my country, I pray for the ones with the least

Hunger in the midnight, hunger at the stroke of noon
Hunger in the banquet, hunger in the bride and groom
Hunger on the TV, hunger on the printed page
And theres a God-sized hunger underneath the questions of the age
And an absence of light
In the deepening night
Where I wait for the sun
Looking east

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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The Barricades Of Heaven

Running down around the towns along the shore
When I was sixteen and on my own
No, I couldnt tell you what the hell those brakes were for
I was just trying to hear my song

Jimmy found his own sweet sound and won that free guitar
Wed all get in the van and play
Life became the Paradox, the Bear, the Rouge et Noir
And the stretch of road running to L.A.

    Pages turning
    Pages we were years from learning
    Straight into the night our hearts were flung
    Better bring your own redemption when you come
    To the barricades of Heaven where Im from

All the world was shining from those hills
The stars above and the lights below
Among those there to test their fortunes and their wills
I lost track of the score long ago

Pages turning
Pages we were years from learning
Straight into the night our hearts were flung
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of Heaven where Im from

Childhood comes for me at night
Voices of my friends
Your face bathing me in light
Hope that never ends

    Pages turning
    Pages torn and pages burning
    Faded pages, open in the sun
    Better bring your own redemption when you come
    To the barricades of Heaven where Im from.
    Better bring your own redemption when you come
    To the barricades of Heaven where Im from

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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Some Bridges

Every day I walk out in this torn up world
And I fight to survive
I'm laughing when I make it to the Saturday
And I'm alive
  Carrying your smile with me
  Carrying your smile with me

Everywhere I look I see this world slipping down
That low road, day by day
And I just go on working for the things I need
And making my own way
  Carrying your smile with me
  Carrying your smile with me
Take a walk on the troubled side of this old town
Take a walk on the broken streets and the buildings falling down
Look at all these kids with nothing but trouble in their eyes
Trouble in their future, trouble in their lives
  Some bridges are falling down
  Some bridges are still around

Take a walk on the shaded uptown avenue
Some people are doing well no matter how they do
And I know there's more to life than what you own
But I see so many good things, things I've never known
  Some bridges are falling down
  Some bridges are still around

Every night I listen to the sound of the street
Lying in my bed
I love to see the dreams that are dancing there
In the light above your head
And sometimes I get so weary
And when hope is caving in
You fill me with your love and your laughter, Baby
Until I get back up again
Carrying your smile with me
        Take a walk on the streets of this divided town
Carrying your smile with me
        Take a walk on the smoking edge of the battleground
Carrying your smile with me
        Take a look at the situation
        The poverty and the desperation
        Take the time for the realization
Every day I'm
        Take a walk in the daylight
Carrying your smile with me
        Some bridges are falling down
Carrying your smile with me
        Some bridges are still around

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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Information Wars

Give us twenty minutes and we'll give you the world
We bring good things to life
The news you need from people you can count on
Doing what we do best
The heartbeat of America
Your true voice
You're in good hands
Now more than ever before

  And in the flickering light and the comforting glow
  You get the world every night as a TV show
  The latest spin on the shit we're in, blow by blow
  And the more you watch, the less you know
  Beyond the hundred million darkened living rooms
  Out where the human ocean roars
  Into the failing light, the generations go
  Heading for the information wars

Do people really spend millions upon millions
To make us think we care about the planet
At the same time polluting and looting the only world we've got
So they can maximize their profit?
People do.

The heartbeat of America
Your true voice
For the life of your business
It's everywhere you want to be

  And there's a front row seat for the precious few
  The latest war as a pay-per-view
  Famine and disaster right in front of you
  And the more you watch, the less you do
  Beyond the hundred million darkened living rooms
  Out where the human ocean roars
  Into the failing light, the generations go
  Heading for the information wars

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Cohen, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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I'm The Cat

Baby, I'm around you enough to know when you're coming down
And I am there with a smile, prepared to bring you around
You're thinking that you've got me trained
I'm aware of that
But when you need your outlook changed
Baby, I'm the cat

Baby, I'm allowed to be late when I'm coming home
You know I'll be there when I want to
And you let me roam
You think you've got me figured out
I don't know about that
But when you want to twist and shout
Baby, I'm the cat

Baby, I might not be all that
Your fortune cookie promised you
But I will do
I'm the cat
Baby I    Baby I'm the cat
Oh yeah,   Baby I'm the cat

Baby, I'm in love with the way you scratch my back
You've got the only thing I want
And that's a fact
And when sometimes we disagree
You take me to the mat
But when I get you spinning free
Baby I'm the cat

Baby, I might not be all that
The gypsy woman prophesized
But be advised
I'm the cat
Baby I might not be all that
Your Magic 8 Ball said I'd be
But you will see
I'm the cat
Baby I    Baby I'm the cat
Oh yeah,   Baby I'm the cat

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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Culver Moon

I live in a small town, deep in LA
About five miles north of where the Lakers play
Everybody here's from some place else
Working all together just like Santa's elves
        Baby, Culver me and I'll Culver you
        When the streets are shining with the smoggy dew
        When the lights are glowing with the mists of June
        And the whole world is lit up by the Culver Moon

Baby don't worry 'bout Angelyne
She ain't the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Nothing she wears ever fits her right
And her complexion is just a little too tight
And the way she looks down from so high above
Makes me think the poor child's never been in love
        Baby, Culver me and I'll Culver you
        When the streets are shining with the smoggy dew
        When the lights are glowing with the mists of June
        And the whole world is lit up by the Culver Moon

Baby I'm going to love you 'til the stars come down
'Til they park their limos and they walk to town
'Til the LA river overflows its banks
'Til the whole alternative nation bows its knobby head in thanks
'Til the fish are jumping in Ballona Creek
'Til the earth is inherited by the meek
  Baby, Culver me and I'll Culver you
  When the streets are shining with the smoggy dew
  When the lights are glowing with the mists of June
  And the whole world is lit up by the Culver Moon

Under the rainbow and behind Versailles
From the aisles of Fedco to the 405
From MGM to Veteran's Park
Way down at Chippendale's fumblin' in the dark
Where the ghostly specter of Howard Hughes
Hovers in the smoke of a thousand bar-b-ques
        Baby, Culver me and I'll Culver you
        When the streets are shining with the smoggy dew
        When the lights are glowing with the mists of June
        And the whole world is lit up by the Culver Moon

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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Baby How Long

How long did you blind me baby how long?
How long did you blind me baby how long?
With your little girl laugh and your siren song

Was I right about you girl or was I wrong?
Was I right about you lyin' or was I wrong?
You had another man lovin' you all along

You said "Baby I love you, I wouldn't trade you in if I could"
You said "Look at me baby, if I wanted to leave you I would"
Yeah you had me hangin' on
Every time while you were gone
I believed you were hurryin' home to me, baby
But you were never on time

How long did you lie to me baby how long?
How long did you lie to me baby how long?
With your love light shut off and your runnin' light on

You said "Baby I love you, I wouldn't trade you in if I could"
You said "Look at me baby, if I wanted to leave you I would"
Yeah you had me hangin' on
Every time while you were gone
I believed you were hurryin' home to me, baby
But you were never on time

How long did you blind me baby how long?
How long did you blind me baby how long?
With your little girl laugh and your siren song
With your little girl laugh and your siren song

Word and music by Jackson Browne
1996 Swallow Turn Music ASCAP
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Nio

Nio, walking around on Sunday
Nio, just one more kid in LA
With a hubcap and a stick in his hand
In his own parade, leading the band
His head in the sky,
  his feet nearly touching the sand
Nio, three thousand miles away
Nio, la familia stares at the bay
Turning off Sunset Boulevard
Playing the fence around somebody's yard

Thinking of home and keeping tumbao
  on the hood of some car
Nio, people will know you one day
Nio, they're going to call you El Rey

  Nio de la playa y la ciudad
  Nio de las calles y la verdad
  El ritmo de tu pueblo se siente aqu
  Al canto de la tierra que vive en ti
  La magia de tu mano en el tambor
  Retumba aqu con alma y con sabor
  Y al toque de campanas al sonar
  Los angeles te guardan desde el mar

With a hubcap and a stick in his hand
In his own parade, leading the band
His head in the sky, his feet nearly touching the sand of the homeland
Nio, walking around in LA
Nio, this will be your town one day

[English translation of Spanish lyrics]
  Child of the beach and the city
  Child of the streets and of the truth
  The rhythm of your people is felt here
  To the song of the country that lives in you
  The magic of your hand on the drum
  Resonates here with soul and good feeling
  And at the strike of bells as they ring
  The angels guard you from the sea

By Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderon, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte, Valerie Carter
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, River Honey Music, ASCAP / Googoplex Music, Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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Alive In The World

I want to live in the world, not inside my head
I want to live in the world, I want to stand and be counted
With the hopeful and the willing
With the open and the strong
With the voices in the darkness
Fashioning daylight out of song
And the millions of lovers
Alive in the world

I want to live in the world, not behind some wall
I want to live in the world, where I will hear if another voice should call
To the prisoner inside me
To the captive of my doubt
Who among his fantasies harbors the dream of breaking out
And taking his chances
Alive in the world

To open my eyes and wake up alive in the world
To open my eyes and fully arrive in the world

With its beauty and its cruelty
With its heartbreak and its joy
With it constantly giving birth to life and to forces that destroy
And the infinite power of change
Alive in the world

To open my eyes and wake up alive in the world
To open my eyes and fully arrive in the world
To open my eyes and wake up alive in the world
To open my eyes and fully arrive in the world

Words and music by Jackson Browne
1996 Swallow Turn Music ASCAP
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It Is One

They shot a man into the sky
The moon and stars became his bed
He saw the sun rise seven times
And when he came back down he said
    It is one, it is one
    One world spinning 'round the sun
    Wherever it is you call home
    Whatever country you come from
    It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
They shot a man if Africa
At a time of rivalry and war
He had some dreams of a good life
But dreams aren't what they killed him for
    Now people stand themselves next to the righteous
    And they believe the things they say are true
    They speak in terms of what divides us
    To justify the violence they do
        But it is one, it is one
        One world spinning 'round the sun
        Wherever it is you call home
        Whatever country you come from
        It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
        One - the deep blue ocean
        One - the endless sky
        One - the purple mountains
        One - you and I
It's not a world of our own choosing
We don'd decide where we are born
This life is a battleground between right and wrong
One way or other we are torn
    And people stand themselves next to the righteous
    And they believe the things they say are true
    And speak in terms of what divides us
    To justify the violence they do
        But it is one, it is one
        One world spinning 'round the sun
        Wherever it is you call home
        Whatever country you come from
        It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
        It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
        One - the purple mountains
        One - deep blue sea
        One - all of creation
        One - you and me

By Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis Conte. Valerie Carter
1996 Swallow Turn Music, Glad Brad Music, Inc., Eye Cue Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp, Bateria Music, Irague Music, ASCAP / Neurp Songs, Faux Music, Longitude Music Co., all rights on behalf of Faux Music, adm. by Longitude Music Co. BMI
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