These Days was written by Jackson Browne at the age of 16, and was first recorded in its most famous version by Nico.
Like most ballads, the lyrics dip back and forth between past, present and future with the singer living in the present. These days are behind, these days are now and these days are squarely in the future. The talk of walking and cornerstones gives it a spring day in the country ambiance that suits Campbell’s style.
Meet Glen Campbell was released in 2008 and was the last full album recorded before he announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. He is 81 and currently living in a care home in Nashville.
*This was originally published on August 7th, 2017 and Glenn Campbell died on August 8th, 2017. I apologize for having killed him with this post.