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Running On Empty
Jackson Browne Lyrics


Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty five I was seventeen and running up one on one
I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don't know when that road turned, into the road I'm on

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Everyone I know, everywhere I go
People need some reason to believe
I don't know about anyone but me
If it takes all night, that'll be all right
If I can get you to smile before I leave

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
Look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Honey you really tempt me
You know the way you look so kind
I'd love to stick around but I'm running behind
You know I don't even know what I'm hoping to find
Running into the sun but I'm running behind

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Written by: Jackson Browne

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Jesse B

I remember at one of his shows he asked the crowd for a request one lady screamed "BROWN EYED GIRL!!" a man in the back screamed "YOU DUMB BROAD THAT'S VAN MORRISON" Jackson comes out and says "go easy on her man" then preceded to play brown eyed girl note for note it was awesome!!

Jim Kirby

Make that symphonic...seriously anybody can play Brown Eyed GIrl. Jackson's a nice guy, unlike that little jerk Van Morrison.

Jim Kirby

It's not like Brown Eyed Girl" is some synphonic opus. Nice of Jackson, though.

Scarlett O'Hara

Always a class act!

The Waco Kid *

Cool story just as I thought JB is a rare musical lyrical genius Who really cares. Which puts him in a class by himself 👍🇲🇽👊

Bikers On Call

@John Johnston ...Its pretty much all
hangin' out, I 'mean all over the place.. : )
(Whole Lotta Rosie, or Springstein's Rosie..shrugs)

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Glenda Smallwood

"Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive." Try not to cunfuse it with what you do to survive." My absolute favorite lines!

Fred Branson

Hello Glenda...

Mike McHugh

Once a Jackson Browne fan...always a Jackson Browne fan. His music is timeless.

Rebecca lynn E

He is an unbelievable songwriter im a huge fan

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