“The Pretender” by Jackson Browne

“When the morning light comes streaming in, you’ll get up and do it again. Amen.”

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

I want to know what became of the changes
We waited for love to bring
Were they only the fitful dreams
Of some greater awakening?

When the morning light comes streaming in

You’ll get up and do it again
Amen.

Caught between the longing for love
And the struggle for the legal tender
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
And the junk man pounds his fender.
Where the veterans dream of the fight
Fast asleep at the traffic light
And the children solemnly wait
For the ice cream vendor

And then we’ll put our dark glasses on
And we’ll make love until our strength is gone
And when the morning light comes streaming in
We’ll get up and do it again
Get it up again

Are you there?


Are you there for the pretender?
Say a prayer for the pretender
Are you there for the pretender?
Are you prepared for the pretender?


In light of the #MeToo movement, it seems appropriate to address the domestic abuse allegations against Jackson Browne when honoring his music. 

Jackson Browne and Daryl Hannah:  Accusations of Domestic Abuse

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