Song Lyric Sunday – Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate

Jackson Browne is one of my most favorite singers.  The words to this song, Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate, are quite poetic and poignant.  It was featured on his album, The Pretenders, in 1976.  The video has an introduction from Bonnie Raitt.

In response to Helen Vahdati’s prompt Sleep for Song Lyric Sunday

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

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Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate

Jackson Browne

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder
Where my life will lead me
Waiting to pass under Sleep’s dark and silent gate

I found my love too late
Running around day after day
Looking for the time to play
While my old friends slipped away

Never should have had to try so hard
To make a love work out, I guess
I don’t know what love has got to do with happiness
But the times when we were happy
Were the times we never tried

Sitting down by the highway
Looking down the road
Waiting for a ride
I don’t know where I’ve been
Wishing I could fly away
Don’t know where I’m going
Wishing I could hide
Oh God this is some shape I’m in
When the only thing that makes me cry
Is the kindness in my baby’s eye

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder
Where the years have gone
They have all passed under
Sleep’s dark and silent gate

Jackson Browne

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  9 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate

  1. September 23, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    The more Jackson Browne I hear, the more I like him. The lyrics are truly beautiful and he has such a lovely voice. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Helen 🙂

  2. September 23, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful introduction by Bonnie Raitt. I used to listen to Jackson Browne quite a bit in my younger days. This was nice to hear him again.

    ~Mary
    Song Lyric Sunday: SLEEP

    • Christine Bolton
      September 23, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Mary 🙂 He still tours and I managed to see him about 3 year# ago. He was still great!

  3. September 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I’m right there with ya’…Love Jackson Browne! *waves to Bonnie Raitt!* Good share!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Felicia! 🙂

  4. September 23, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I have been a fan of Jackson Browne since his very first album and I’ve seen him in concert probably a half a dozen times…at least. He’s great.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Yes, he has a way of just calming me with his voice. Absolutely love him!

  5. paeansunplugged
    September 23, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    I like this song!

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