Song of the Day #2,453: ‘Two Of Me, Two Of You’ – Jackson Browne

jackson_browne_im_aliveEvery year or two, the Random iTunes Fairy serves up a cut from Jackson Browne’s 1993 album, I’m Alive.

And every year or two I’m reminded what a beautiful and lasting piece of work it is.

Today’s song is particularly lovely, and further proof (like the whole album) that break-ups make for the some of the most emotionally resonant music.

There are two of me
And two of you
Two who have betrayed love
And two who have been true
And together we went crashing through
Every bond and vow and faith we knew
Me and the fool I’ve been
And the two of you

Of the two of me
One always knew
That I would always love you
Whatever you might do
And the more unfree and troubled you grew
I could feel the whole world splitting in two
Trying to make the room
For the two of you

So like a fragile little child
More than a little lost and wild
How the light would leave the sky when you cried
And returned again when you smiled
And how the light would invade and divide
The darkness I have inside

There were two of me
And two of you
Searching for a passageway
Hidden from our view
And together we went crashing through
Every bond and vow and faith we knew
Me and the fool I’ve been
And the two of you
And the two of you
And the two of you

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,453: ‘Two Of Me, Two Of You’ – Jackson Browne

  1. Dana says:

    Beautiful song from a great album.

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