Lightly Child, Lightly.

…And go to work each day
And when the evening rolls around
I’ll go on home and lay my body down
And when the morning light comes streaming in
I’ll get up and do it again
Say it again

—  Jackson Browne, from “The Pretender” (1976)


  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. such a classic of the rhythm of life

    Liked by 1 person

  2. That’s the long and short of it….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Like it….
    There is a huge difference in music styles between Europe and the US – this is an excellent example of these different tastes. When I lived for a short while in Canada, I got used to that style of music, but although we bought LPs then that ‘trend’ didn’t stick with me. What I find so fascinating is that we all can agree to just simply LOVE MUSIC – whatever style, direction, age. It makes us happy, sad, brings us forward in the day – so: Approved! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is so cute. First time hearing it. And I thought it’s just another Go to work, and repeat the next morning song.
    Paint by numbers, wow…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Love Jackson Browne and CSN – together, just a bonus! I love how musicians can come together like this. Music is the great unifier.
    And yeah… The Pretender – we all are to some extent, aren’t we?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. “I wanna see you holding out your light
    I wanna see you light the way
    Beyond the sirens in the broken night
    Beyond the sickness of our day
    And after all we’ve come to live with
    I wanna know if you’re ok
    I wanna think it’s gonna be alright
    It’s just a little soon to say”

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Jackson Browne … “I’ll get up and doo it again!” … don’t we all!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. The Captain really likes Jason Brown’s songs, his voice, his talent. But who is that old man in the video at the end?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I meant to say Jackson Brown, not Jason Brown. Sorry.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jackson Browne has been my go to singer-songwriter since I was fourteen. I won’t tell you how long ago that was. Thanks for sharing it David!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: