My favorite Jackson Brown song is "Sky Blue and Black". I love these words:
In the calling out to one another
Of the lovers up and down the strand
In the sound of the waves and the cries
Of the seagulls circling the sand
In the fragments of the songs
I'm going to rent myself a house
In the shade of the freeway
Gonna pack my lunch in the morning
And go to work each day
And when the evening rolls around
I'll go on home and lay my body down
And when the morning light comes streaming in
I'll get up and do it...
The song Rosie is really ironic. I was 14 when it came out. It's so beautiful, so sentimental-sounding, with Jackson's wonderful phrasing and piano.
I thought it was a really pretty vignette of a troubled, but rock-solid relationship.
Even thought I now know different, I...