Song of the Day #3,124: ‘On the Day’ – Jackson Browne

lawyers_in_love_jackson_browneJackson Browne’s Lawyers in Love, released in 1983, was his seventh studio album and his fourth straight to reach the top ten.

I don’t know this album very well, though it produced four singles. The only Jackson Browne albums I do know well are Running On Empty and I’m Alive. But I really like his voice and his overall sound so I should probably give albums like this one a shot.

You really need someone on your side
But you run away and hide
Whenever somebody’s going to get through
You’ve got this wall in front of you

You put your arm around me and smile
But you’re thinking all the while
Yeah, your friends only go so far
However close friends think they are

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You’re gonna pray that your love is enough

You’ve had the world in the palm of your hand
Since you turned from child to man
No one can tell you a thing you don’t know
You see your life as a one man show

But you’re not whole
There are things you don’t control
You’re going to know what I’m talking about
On the day love finds you out

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You better pray–

It’s your life, you try to know
Which way the answers lie, which way to go
‘Cause you survive, don’t mean you grow
Open your eyes, look out below
Look out–

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You better pray

On the day
On the day you fall in love
Gonna pray
You better pray

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,124: ‘On the Day’ – Jackson Browne

  1. Dana says:

    Yes you should!

  2. Rob says:

    If I may recommend my favorite Jackson Browne album, “The Pretender”, generally regarded his best work. Written and recorded after his first wife committed suicide, following the birth of their son Ethan. The pain of the loss fed his art, no question. This album takes the listener through the pain as well as the strength of the human spirit to survive. Not a bum song on the album, with a few sad moments, but always balanced with redemption. Album highlights “Daddy’s Tune”, “The Pretender”, “Here Come Those Tears Again”. and “You’re Bright Baby Blues”.

  3. Clay says:

    Thanks, Rob… I will check it out.

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