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Fountain Of Sorrow


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


Looking through some photographs I found inside a drawer
I was taken by a photograph of you
There were one or two I know that you would have liked a little more
But they didn't show your spirit quite as true
You were turning 'round to see who was behind you
And I took your childish laughter by surprise
And at the moment that my camera happened to find you
There was just a trace of sorrow in your eyes

Now the things that I remember seem so distant and so small
Though it hasn't really been that long a time
What I was seeing wasn't what was happening at all
Although for a while our path did seem to climb
When you see through love's illusions, there lies the danger
And your perfect lover just looks like a perfect fool
So you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
While the loneliness seems to spring from your life
Like a fountain from a pool

Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
You've known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
You've had to hide sometimes, but now you're all right
And it's good to see your smiling face tonight

Now for you and me it may not be that hard to reach our dreams
But that magic feeling never seems to last
And all the future's there for anyone to change, still you know it seems
It would be easier sometimes to change the past
I'm just one or two years and a couple of changes behind you
In my lessons of love's pain and heartache school
Where if you feel too free and you need something to remind you
There's this loneliness springing up from your life
Like a fountain from a pool

Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
You've known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
You've had to hide sometimes but now you're all right
And it's good to see your smiling face tonight

Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
You've known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
You've had to struggle, you've had to fight
To keep understanding and compassion in sight
You could be laughing at me, you've got the right
But you go on smiling so clear and so bright



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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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