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Jackson Browne — These Days
Album: For Everyman
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Released: 1973
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I've been out walking
I don't do that much talking these days
These days
These days I seem to think a lot about the things that I forgot to do for you
And all the times I had the chance to
And I had a lover
It's so hard to risk another these days
These days
Now if I seem to be afraid to live the life that I have made in song
Well it's just that I've been losing
For so long

Well I'll keep on moving
Moving on
Things are bound to be improving
These days
One of these days
These days I'll sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten my friend
Don't confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them
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These days brings me back to those days and I still like this song
 kencanuck wrote:
It never happened. Stop passing along tabloid gossip as the truth. Daryl Hannah recanted the accusations. Police were there the night of the supposed incident and are on record that NOTHING happened.

 
ardent_supperter wrote:
Great tune. But how Darryl Hannah ever permitted him to beat her, I don't know.
 


 
Yeah!  We all know how accountable the cops are for reporting domestic abuse.  Funny how women recant like that, even if the abuse happened.  Especially when it concerns men of considerable reknown.
I always think of Jackson Browne as the poet laureate for my g-g-generation. All of his songs speak to a part of me, right in the heart of my soul. I pause and reflect ... sometimes in sadness ....
Almost any cover version of a JB song is going to be better than the JB version.
A vividly clear memory:  stumbling down the steps of a smoke-filled mini-camper -- parked in the the backyard of my friend's parent's home with an extension cable running through the window ... stumbling into a cold winter night, singing this song along with Mr. Browne at the top of my lungs.  

It's a pleasant memory now, despite being a deeply sorrowful night at the time.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Great song, but I prefer Gregg's version (this is still superb).
 
The original is the best IMO, nothing like Nico's haunting voice.
Great song, but I prefer Gregg's version (this is still superb).
My favourite album. Of all.
Amazing how certain tunes can time warp you right back into the memories associated with them. Thanks Jackson!
 kencanuck wrote:
It never happened. Stop passing along tabloid gossip as the truth. Daryl Hannah recanted the accusations. Police were there the night of the supposed incident and are on record that NOTHING happened.
 
Thanks.
Not sure why people are so eager to believe the worst in others?

 

Pure perfection.  Ahhhh



Jackson Browne - "These Days" Live (Acoustic Guitar):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPk11AugG4c


It never happened. Stop passing along tabloid gossip as the truth. Daryl Hannah recanted the accusations. Police were there the night of the supposed incident and are on record that NOTHING happened.

 
ardent_supperter wrote:
Great tune. But how Darryl Hannah ever permitted him to beat her, I don't know.
 


Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
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I agree! Jackson's lyrics are the best. Listen and you will learn.
drH wrote:
you people are all miscreants... :stupid: this is a beautiful sad song, done beautifully by the man who wrote it --- not to mention David Lindley's exquisite slide playing.
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you people are all miscreants... :stupid: this is a beautiful sad song, done beautifully by the man who wrote it --- not to mention David Lindley's exquisite slide playing.
Drunkenlilacwine wrote:
I wish most of the comments here are about the music. I doubt that he beat Darryl because of all the charities and his beliefs simply don't coinside with that action at all. I love his music and I believe that is all that matter in the long run. Leave him alone.
Are you nuts? People who do good public works often have the longest shadows at home. Look at John Denver... he was a rotten father. Ask Julian Lennon about "The love you take is equal to the love you make" and see how much love he got in his life from his dad (let alone not being in the will).
Gregg Allman's version has deeper soul...and he changed the line to "Please don't confront me with my failures, I'm aware of them". Puts better spin on the ball.
Jackson Browne's music makes me want to abuse my hot-girlfriend-who-played-the-mermaid-in-"Splash" after my wife kills herself for insufficiently explained reasons.
Let's hear it for David Lindley on guitar. :clap:
oh come on, people... Darryl Hannah would get on ANYONE'S nerves... :roflol:
There is no disputing the fact that Jackson is one of the best song writers of all time. Don't confront him with his failures, he has not forgotten them.
I wish most of the comments here are about the music. I doubt that he beat Darryl because of all the charities and his beliefs simply don't coinside with that action at all. I love his music and I believe that is all that matter in the long run. Leave him alone.
Originally Posted by dignan2: Give me Nico anyday. This just doesn't hold up.
nico sounds one million billion times better.
Originally Posted by Lupin_III: ...you "beat" me to it.
Ha, ha. For doubters, incontrovertible documentary evidence is available here: https://abclocal.go.com/kgo/news/entertainment/011603_ent_jackson_browne.html and here: https://317537.homestead.com/TNI.html . Yes, I should be doing my work, but anonymous slander's more fun.
Damn. You got in that comment first. Which is to say you \"beat\" me to it. This always make me wonder WHY exactly his 1st wife committed suicide...
Great tune. But how Darryl Hannah ever permitted him to beat her, I don\'t know.
Give me Nico anyday. This just doesn\'t hold up.
Simply, a great song from a great poet/songwriter.