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I Thought I Was a Child Lyrics

"I Thought I Was a Child" was written by Browne, Jackson.
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It's such a clever innocence
With which you do your sorcery
As if somehow the years just bow
And let that young girl go free

I thought I was a child
Until you turned and smiled
I thought I knew where I was going
Until I heard your laughter flowing
And came upon the wisdom in your eyes
Surprise

I've spent my whole life running 'round
Chasing songs from town to town
Thinking I'd be free so long
As I never let love slow me down

So lonely and so wild
Until you turned and smiled
By now I should have long been gone
But here I am still looking on
As if I didn't know which way to run

It's such a clever innocence
With which you show myself to me
As if you know how it feels
To never be who you wanted to be

I thought I was a child
Until you turned and smiled
I thought that I was free
But I'm just one more prisoner of time
Alone within the boundaries of my mind
I thought I was a child

Songwriters
BROWNE, JACKSON

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Lyrics © Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music

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