The Times You’ve Come

While I sit here trying to get this damned virtual machine up and running, I put my media player on shuffle and this song came up 3 times in 2 hours (so much for shuffle). I do have to say that I really didn’t mind. It’s a Jackson Browne song that still holds some very good memories even after a long, long time. It reminds me of a certain someone that occupies a very special place in my heart. Here’s to you… you know who you are.

“The Times You’ve Come”
by Jackson Browne

In the time we’ve known
That we each are a part of one another
We’ve lost as much as we have won
And as our lives have grown
We have found that it only brings us pain
That hangs on to the things that we have done
Still I’ve loved the times you’ve come

When you went away
Taking all that I’d built my false road on
I dropped my life and couldn’t find the pieces
Now you come and go
And it’s hard but I feel my strength returning
We’ll see how far this new road reaches
We’ll see a little more each time we come

Now everybody’s gonna tell you it’s not worth it
Everybody’s gotta show you their own thing
You might try to find your way up around it
But the need for love will still remain

Now we’re lying here
So safe in the ruins of our pleasures
Laughter marks the place where we have fallen
And our lives are near
So it wouldn’t occur to us to wonder
Is this the past or the future that is calling

You know I’ve loved these times you’ve come.

Goodbye To Something Bad

Um,
I’m just… going to…
Uh, head out

You see,
I am not supposed
To be here any more

I have shown you
There is no place for you
In my life

And you cannot push me
It would be unfair
To either of us

I have a life somewhere else
I need to look after it
Or else it atrophies and dies
Just like ours

So,  goodbye,
We will not see each other,
Again

– GB

What Took You

The sound of the ocean at night
You’re standing on the beach
It is perfectly black
You can feel the surf pounding
The roar consumes your senses
You start to walk towards it
Feeling for the wet sand on your toes
Now you’re in up to your knees
The waves are starting to sway you
You reach out but find no purchase
You keep moving forward
The din is all encompassing
Water on your outstretched hands
Wave after wave slaps your face
You are being over taken
Breathing your attacker into your lungs
Hoping for equilibrium
As you slip under ocean for the last time
You still have not seen what took you

– GB