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Jackson Browne — I Am A Patriot
Album: World In Motion
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:55
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And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
Someday

I was walking with my brother
And he wondered what's on my mind
I said what I believe in my soul
Ain't what I see with my eyes
And we can't turn our backs this time

I am a patriot
And I love my county
Because my country is all I know
I want to be with my family
The people who understand me
I've got nowhere else to go

And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
Someday

And I was talking with my sister
She looked so fine
I said, "Baby, what's on your mind?"
She said, "I want to run like the lion"
Released from the cages
Released from the rages
Burning in my heart tonight

And I ain't no communist
And I ain't no capitalist
And I ain't no socialist
And I ain't no imperialist
And I ain't no democrat
And I ain't no republican
I only know one party
And it is freedom

I am, I am, I am
I am a patriot
And I love my country
Because my county is all I know

And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
Someday

And the river opens for the righteous...
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Ahhhh. . . Jackson Browne, still running on empty after all these years. . . :puke:
mildau wrote:
"I am a patriot And I love my county Because my country is all I know" Thats a pretty lame reason imo.
That is one of the dumbest lines I've heard in music. I was wondering if he was trying to be sarcastic. It sounds like: "I love my country because I'm an ignorant hick who doesn't know anything about the rest of the world and doesn't care." Which only serves to feed into the stereotype that the rest of the world supposedly has for us. Personally, I love this country because of the beauty of the land, the wonderful people, the opportunities to succeed, and the freedoms guaranteed under our Bill of Rights. Those may not be the greatest reasons, but at least I have a reason other than "It's all I know."
wally42 wrote:
... David Lindley Yes!!!! More Lyndley!!
I'll second that !!! You could begin with "Mercury Blues," Bill.
Not his best effort. Something off any of the first 3 albums would be nice. How about "Doctor My Eyes", "These Days" or "Late for the Sky"?
"I am a patriot And I love my county Because my country is all I know" Thats a pretty lame reason imo.
Dang, Jackson... put a sock in it. Please. It sure has been a long, long time since "These Days." And you've not gotten any better. At all.
Man, there has been a bunch of new stuff this weekend. I wonder...when new stuff comes in, does old stuff go out? Or is there an ever increasing library?
Great Tune, written by none other than ... David Lindley Yes!!!! More Lyndley!!