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Before The Deluge


by Jackson Browne. Buy album CD: The Very Best Of Jackson Browne


Some of them were dreamers
And some of them were fools
Who were making plans and thinking of the future
With the energy of the innocent
They were gathering the tools
They would need to make their journey back to nature
While the sand slipped through the opening
And their hands reached for the golden ring
With their hearts they turned to each other's heart for refuge
In the troubled years that came before the deluge

Some of them knew pleasure
And some of them knew pain
And for some of them it was only the moment that mattered
And on the brave and crazy wings of youth
They went flying around in the rain
And their feathers, once so fine, grew torn and tattered
And in the end they traded their tired wings
For the resignation that living brings
And exchanged love's bright and fragile glow
For the glitter and the rouge
And in the moment they were swept before the deluge

Now let the music keep our spirits high
And let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by
By and by--
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky

Some of them were angry
At the way the earth was abused
By the men who learned how to forge her beauty into power
And they struggled to protect her from them
Only to be confused
By the magnitude of her fury in the final hour
And when the sand was gone and the time arrived
In the naked dawn only a few survived
And in attempts to understand a thing so simple and so huge
Believed that they were meant to live after the deluge

Now let the music keep our spirits high
And let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by
By and by--
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky




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  1. Doctor My Eyes
  2. Rock Me On The Water
  3. Jamaica Say You Will
  4. Take It Easy
  5. These Days
  6. For Everyman
  7. Red Neck Friend
  8. Fountain Of Sorrow
  9. For A Dancer
  10. Late For The Sky
  11. Before The Deluge
  12. Your Bright Baby Blues
  13. The Pretender
  14. Here Come Those Tears Again
  15. The Load-out
  16. Stay
  17. Running On Empty
  18. You Love The Thunder
  19. Boulevard
  20. Somebody's Baby
  21. Tender Is The Night
  22. In The Shape Of A Heart
  23. Lawless Avenues
  24. Lives In The Balance
  25. I Am A Patriot
  26. Sky Blue And Black
  27. I'm Alive
  28. The Barricades Of Heaven
  29. Looking East
  30. The Naked Ride Home
  31. The Night Inside Me
  32. That Girl Could Sing

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