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Jackson Browne: Standing In The Breach

Holly Gleason, Paste, 28 October 2014

"IT'S NEVER BEEN THAT HARD to buy a gun/Now they'll sell a Glock 19 to just about anyone," muses Jackson Browne midway through 'The Long Way Around', balancing America's pursuit of freedom with the notion of consequence. Even in what the singer/songwriter can't embrace, he seeks compassion as piano chords fall like soft rain, ultimately offering, "With all we disagree about/The passions burn, the heart goes out…"

Total word count of piece: 441


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