YOUR BRIGHT BABY BLUES Lyrics

by Jackson Browne

I'm sittin' down by the highway
Down by that highway side
Everybody's goin' somewhere
Ridin' just as fast as they could ride

I guess they got a lot to do
Before they can rest assured
Their lives are justified
Pray to God for me, babe, he can let me slide

Well, I've been up and down this highway
Far as my eyes can see
No matter how fast I run
I can never seem to get away from me

No matter where I am
I can't help thinkin', I'm just a day away
Where I wanna be
Now I'm runnin' home, baby
Like a river to the sea

Baby, if you could see me
Out across this wilderness
There's just one thing
I was hopin' you might guess

Baby, you can free me
All in the power of your sweet tenderness
Yeah, yeah

I can see it in your eyes
You've got those bright baby blues
You don't see what you've got to gain
But you don't like to lose

You watch yourself from the sidelines
Like your life is a game
You don't mind playin', to keep yourself amused
I don't mean to be cruel, babe
But you're lookin', confused

Baby if you can hear me
Turn down your radio
There's just one thing
I want you to know

When you've been near me
I've felt the love
Stirrin' in my soul, yeah, yeah, yes I have

It's so hard to come by
That feeling of peace
This friend of mine said
"Close your eyes
And try a few of these"

I thought I was flyin' like a bird
So far up above my sorrow
But when I looked down
I was standin' on my knees

Now I need
Someone to help me
Someone to help me, please

Baby, if you need me
Like I know I need you
There's just one thing
I'll ask you to do

Take my hand and lead me
To the hole in your garden wall
And pull me through, pull me through