One-Liner Wednesday — Changing the Past


“While the future’s there for anyone to change, still you know it seems, it would be easier sometimes to change the past”

Jackson Browne, American singer and songwriter

I’m quoting a lyric form the 1974 song, “Fountain of Sorrow” by Jackson Browne. I’ve always loved this song, even though it’s a bit melancholy. And this line, in particular, resonates with me. You can take actions that could change your future, but you can never do anything to alter your past, right? But in this song, Browne laments that he has little hope for being able to change the future, saying that “it might be easier to change the past.”

In case you’ve never heard this song, here it is.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday Prompt.

5 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Changing the Past

  1. Mister Bump UK August 5, 2020 / 9:33 am

    On a serious topic, this is what worries me about tearing statues down. First you get rid of the evidence, then you get some politician decides to change the curriculum, then all of a sudden you have a generation of children who have no idea…

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  2. Christine Bolton August 5, 2020 / 11:12 am

    Love this JB song. Might need a lot go therapy to change our past or at least try and forget it 😳

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    • Fandango August 6, 2020 / 11:29 pm

      Sounds interesting. There are some stories from my past that I wouldn’t mind reconstructing. 😉


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