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Jackson Browne — The Barricades Of Heaven
Album: Looking East
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Released: 1986
Length: 5:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Running down around the towns along the shore
When I was sixteen and on my own
No, I couldn't 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
We'd 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 I'm 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 I'm 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 I'm from.
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of Heaven where I'm from.
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 ziakut wrote:
The live version of this tune is far superior, which I've heard here on RP.
 
I've heard the live version too and like it, but I wouldn't call it far superior.  Studio version here is really well done.  
Beautiful.
Love this song.....tight session musicians included members of his touring band.  
The live version of this tune is far superior, which I've heard here on RP.
Ho hum...