Monday, January 17, 2005

"The Pretender"

Jackson Browne's a brave man. So is any of those sensitive singer-songwriter types. They put their inner weaknesses and demons out there for all to see, and find by happy chance that there's a bunch of us out there who can TESTIFY! I like this one for the nifty device he uses at the start of the chorus, and the wonderful line "Caught between the longing for love/And the struggle for the legal tender." Oh, and the fact that children *solemnly* wait for the ice cream man. I'd be pretty certain there's a little of The Pretender in all of us. So while he might have written a song called "For Everyman", I think *this one* might be it.

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