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Jackson Browne — Rock Me On the Water
Album: Saturate Before Using
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Released: 1971
Length: 4:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh, people look around you
The signs are everywhere
You left it for somebody other than you
To be the one to care

You're lost inside your houses
There's no time to find you now
Oh, your walls are burning and your towers are turning
I'm gonna leave you here and try to get down to the sea somehow

The road is filled with homeless souls
Every woman child and man
Who have no idea where they will go
But they'll help you if they can

Now everyone must have some thought
That's gonna pull them through somehow
Well the fires are raging hotter and hotter
But the sisters of the sun are gonna rock me on the water now

Rock me on the water
Sister, will you soothe my fevered brow?
Rock me on the water
I'll get down to the sea somehow

Oh, people look among you
It's there your hope must lie
There's a seabird above you gliding in one place
Like Jesus in the sky

We all must do the best we can
And then hang onto that gospel plow
When my life is over, gonna stand before the father
But the sisters of the sun are gonna rock me on the water now

Rock me on the water
Sister, will you soothe my fevered brow?
Yeah, rock me on the water
Then maybe I'll remember, maybe I'll remember how

Rock me on the water
The wind is with me now
I said, "Rock me on the water"
I'll get down to the sea somehow

Rock me on the water
Rock me now
Rock me on the water
Rock me now
Comments (32)add comment
 jambo wrote:

parody, how? the guy is just as earnest as he ever was.
 
I saw him many moons ago in an outdoor amphitheater. Only a half-dozen songs in, a typical midwestern bad-ass thunderstorm roared up. As the roadies scurried around killing amps and unplugging everything, the MC told us all to go home, and JB just looked around, bewildered. The look on his face was "damn, these people came to see us play, we can't just quit". It really makes me think of "The Load Out" lyrics.
 Deadwing wrote:
Even though he's turned into something of a parody of himself in later years, he was quite a remarkable artist when he was younger.

{#Yes} 

 
parody, how? the guy is just as earnest as he ever was. stories behind stories. salacious rumours without knowing the backstory.

now mickey rourke i can see . . . 
 dragon1952 wrote:
One of the premiere songwriters of his time.
 
Yes, and one of the greatest debut albums ever.
One of the premiere songwriters of his time.
 Segue wrote:
wise artists can be abusive assholes.
 
Please do a bit of research before you throw that particular stone. 
wise artists can be abusive assholes.
Was fantastic in Santa Barbara last weekend.  His voice still sounds great.
 Hey_Porter wrote:

True, and it didn't help matters when he beat up Darryl Hannah.

 

There seems to be at least 3 sides to that story. From my limited reading, JB has some credibility when he denies ever hitting or assaulting her.  Others support this. Of course, it is dark and weird, but I think you should not assume the worse and convict him. There was never any trial, any police charges, any vetted evidence. Without that, how can anyone support the definitively worst?  
 fitmartin wrote:
I love this man!

 
..... me to
 steeler wrote:
Man, how did he capture these images so vividly and be so evocative at such a young age (in all of his early work)?
I'll get down to the sea somehow.    

 
i'm with you.
I love this man!
good ol' songs from the heartland...    * fartnoise *   :: jerk off motion:::
a very popular album
and for good reason 
 Hey_Porter wrote:
True, and it didn't help matters when he beat up Darryl Hannah.
 
I guess some people will believe anything they hear, especially if it's negative.
Anyone who has done any actual research knows it's not true.
But hey, I've got some great land for sale down in Florida . . .
 Deadwing wrote:
Even though he's turned into something of a parody of himself in later years, he was quite a remarkable artist when he was younger.

{#Yes} 

 
True, and it didn't help matters when he beat up Darryl Hannah.
Even though he's turned into something of a parody of himself in later years, he was quite a remarkable artist when he was younger.

{#Yes} 
very fine music!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

One of the best debut albums ever.

 
It is amazing—so wise and so young.
 steeler wrote:
Man, how did he capture these images so vividly and be so evocative at such a young age (in all of his early work)?
 
One of the best debut albums ever.
man I love that,
thanks Bill
 OzFan wrote:
Agree, a little more JB always good Bill.
 
{#Clap}     {#Clap}     {#Clap}
Hey, a new song by Dawes! Oh wait...
Man, how did he capture these images so vividly and be so evocative at such a young age (in all of his early work)?


I'll get down to the sea somehow.    
 JrzyTmata wrote:
Oh my. It was good to hear this again.

 
agreed - great
A great part of JB's live shows back in the early days.
Oh my. It was good to hear this again.
Agree, a little more JB always good Bill.
9 Years is long enough, Bill!  Play please!
KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Now it's been 8 years... come on Bill!
:yes:
Now it's been 8 years... come on Bill!
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
It's been 7 years Bill. You should stick this one back in rotation now.
:yes:
It's been 7 years Bill. You should stick this one back in rotation now.