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Thread #169891   Message #4108289
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
31-May-21 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: NOTHING BUT TIME (Jackson Brown)
Nothing But Time by Jackson Brown

Rolling down two ninety five out of Portland, Maine
Still high from the people up there and feeling no pain
Gonna make it to New Jersey, gonna set it up and do it again
I got a bottle of wine (pass it over)
I got a broken white line (I'm still sober)
There ain't nothin' but time between this Silver Eagle
And that New Jersey line

Well it's a rock and roll band or a movie you can take your pick
And it ain't bad work if you can get it
But you gotta make it stick
But getting any kind of sleep on this rolling motel, that's the trick
It's just a bottle of wine (pass it over)
It's just a broken white line (I'm still sober)
It's just a whole lot of time in the twilight zone
Between me and these friends of mine

The Portland show, at the Cumberland County Civic Center, was on Sept. 3, 1977, and the Garden State Arts Center shows in Holmdel were on Sept. 6-7. “Nothing but Time” was recorded on Sept. 8. So while “Nothing but Time” was presumably written during the trip from Maine to New Jersey, the version on the album was — assuming the liner notes are correct — recorded after the second Holmdel show. “Nothing but Time” was recorded on a Continental Silver Eagle tour bus “somewhere in New Jersey” with drummer Russell Kunkel playing “a snare, hi-hat and cardboard box with a foot pedal.” HJ Arts