[Chosen with no significance beyond the fact that I enjoy the writing, I thought I’d start a new feature here. No promises on how often it’ll run, so maybe I should call it “Lyric of the <time_period>”.]
To begin, from Jackson Browne‘s “Fountain of Sorrow,” which was on his third album Late for the Sky, released in 1974. As an aside, Joan Baez covered this on her 1975 album Diamonds & Rust which is the other place you might know this song.
Now for you and me it may not be that hard to reach our dreams,
But that magic feeling never seems to last.
And while the future’s there for anyone to change, still you know it seems
It would be easier sometimes to change the past.
Here he is singing it live in 1976, on SoundStage. The above lyrics are found at 3:36 into the clip.
Here‘s the song on iTunes.