If you do a little bit of research on Jackson Browne, you’ll find that he wrote this song when he was 16 years old.
Do a little more research and you’ll find that he released his first album when he was 24 years old.
If you listen to any of his lyrics, I think you’d have to agree that he was just a little precocious.
How does someone have that much insight and poetic ability that young?
Beautiful work over a long period of time is pretty darn impressive.