Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jackson Still Wants To Play

The Load Out/Stay
Jackson Browne
Now the seats
Are all empty
Let the roadies take the stage
Pack it up and tear it down
They're the first to come
And last to leave
Workin’ for that minimum wage
They'll set it up in another town
Tonight the people were so fine
They waited there in line
And when they got up on their feet
They made the show
And that was sweet
But I can hear the sound
Of slammin’ doors
And foldin’ chairs
And that's a sound they'll never know
Now roll them cases out
And lift them amps
Haul them trusses down
And get 'em up them ramps
'Cause when it comes to movin’ me
You know you guys are the champs
But when that last guitar's been packed away
You know that I still want to play
So just make sure you got it all set to go
Before you come for this piano

But the band's on the bus
And they're ready to go
We've got to drive all night
And do a show in Chicago
Or Detroit
I don't know
We do so many shows in a row
And these towns all look the same
We just pass the time in our hotel rooms
And wander 'round backstage
‘Til those lights come up
And we hear that crowd
And we remember why we came

Now we got
Country and Western
On the bus
R and B
We got disco
In eight tracks
And cassettes
In stereo
We've got
Rural scenes
And magazines
We've got truckers on the CB
We've got Richard Pryor on the video
We got time to think of the ones we love
While the miles roll away
But the only time that seems too short
Is the time that we get to play
People you've got the power over what we do
You can sit there and wait
Or you can pull us through
Come along
Sing the song
You know that you can't go wrong
'Cause when that morning sun comes beatin’ down
You're going to wake up in your town
But we'll be scheduled to appear
A thousand miles away from here

So people stay
Just a little bit longer
We want to play
Just a little bit longer
Now if the promoter don't mind
And the union don't mind
If we take a little time
And we leave it all behind
And sing
One more song

Oh won’t you stay
Just a little bit longer
Say you will
Say you will

Oh won’t you stay
Just a little bit longer
Won’t you stay
Just a little bit longer

And if the promoter don’t mind
And the brothers don’t mind
If we take a little time
And Leave it all behind
And sing
One more song

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  1. I kept thinking I knew this song and then I wasn't so sure.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I don't think it got nearly as much radio air-play as many of his other songs did. which may be due to it being over twice as long as most songs on the radio are.

  3. Never heard this one, Jerry...great lyrics!...:) JP

  4. Thanks for stopping by, my dear JP!!! I am really glad you enjoyed this. It's one of my favorites.


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