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Jackson Browne
“The Pretender”

Browne’s first wife, Phyllis, committed suicide in the spring of 1976. During that time, he wrote the album “The Pretender”. The record climbed into the Top 10 upon its fall 1976 release, going platinum in the spring of 1977.

This song is about a man who gives up his dreams and lives a life of routine monotony in order to accumulate money. He is the pretender.

This recording is from a live performance Jackson gave in 2005. It’s simply stunning.

From the Album: Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1

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