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Neil Young - Act of love

The fruit of love was in the future 
Around the corner and over the hill 
The act of love was slowly pounding 
Slowly pounding 
Slowly pounding 

The holy war was slowly building 
Heroes leaving for the great crusade 
Seek reward in the ever after 
Ever after 
Ever after 

Don't wanna have to lose you baby 
Don't want to have to take you back 
You know I'll never lose you baby 
Abuse you baby 
Use you baby 

You know I'll always help you baby 
But I just can't do that 
I know I said I'd help you baby 
Here's my wallet 
Call me sometime 

Act of love 
Act of love 
Act of love 
Act of love 

The fruit of love was in the future 
Around the corner and over the hill 
The act of love was slowly pounding 
Slowly pounding 
Slowly pounding 

Act of love 
Act of love 
Act of love 
Act of love 

Neil Young - After The Gold Rush

Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armour coming, 
sayin' something about a queen. 
There were passants singin' and drummers drummin' 
and the archer split the tree. 
There's a fanfare blowin' to the sun 
that was floating on the breeze. 
Look at Mother Nature on the run in the nineteen seventies. 
Look at Mother Nature on the run in the nineteen seventies. 

I was lyin' in a burned out basement 
with the full moon in my eyes. 
I was hopin' for replacement 
when the sun burst through the sky. 
There was a band playin' in my head 
and I felt like getting high. 
I was thinkin' about what a friend had said I was hopin' it was a lie. 
Thinkin' about what a friend had said I was hopin' it was a lie. 

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flyin' 
in the yellow haze of the sun, 
there were children cryin' and colours flyin' 
all around the chosen ones 
All in a dream, all in a dream the loading had begun. 
Flying Mother Nature's silver seed to a new home in the sun. 
Flying Mother Nature's silver seed to a new home. 

Neil Young - Ain't It The Truth

Ain't it the truth 
Ain't it the truth, now, baby 
Ain't it the truth, now 
What I say? 

Eat watermelon 
Eat peaches and cream 
Eat ripe tomatoes 
You know what I mean. 

Ain't it the truth 
Ain't it the truth, now, baby 
Ain't it the truth, now 
What I say? 

Your majesty 
Your curvaceousness 
Your highness 
Your soulfulness. 

Make love to me, babe 
Make love to me 
Make me feel all right, now 
Make me feel so good. 

Neil Young - Alabama

Oh Alabama 
The devil fools 
with the best laid plan. 
Swing low Alabama 
You got spare change 
You got to feel strange 
And now the moment 
is all that it meant. 

Alabama, you got 
the weight on your shoulders 
That's breaking your back. 
Your Cadillac 
has got a wheel in the ditch 
And a wheel on the track 

Oh Alabama 
Banjos playing 
through the broken glass 
Windows down in Alabama. 
See the old folks 
tied in white ropes 
Hear the banjo. 
Don't it take you down home? 

Alabama, you got 
the weight on your shoulders 
That's breaking your back. 
Your Cadillac 
has got a wheel in the ditch 
And a wheel on the track 

Oh Alabama. 
Can I see you 
and shake your hand. 
Make friends down in Alabama. 
I'm from a new land 
I come to you 
and see all this ruin 
What are you doing Alabama? 
You got the rest of the union 
to help you along 
What's going wrong? 

Neil Young - Albuquerque

Well, they say 
that Santa Fe 
Is less than ninety miles away, 
And I got time to roll a number 
and rent a car. 
Oh, Albuquerque. 

I've been flyin' 
down the road, 
And I've been starvin' to be alone, 
And independent from the scene 
that I've known. 
Albuquerque. 

So I'll stop when I can, 
Find some fried eggs 
and country ham. 
I'll find somewhere where 
they don't care who I am. 
Oh, Albuquerque, 
Albuquerque. 

Neil Young - Already One

What can I do, what can I say 
Running down 
this suspicious highway 
I can't forget 
how love let me down 
And when we meet 
it still gets in my way. 

But we're already one 
Already one 
Now only time can come between us 
'Cause we're already one 
Our little son won't let us forget. 

Your laughing eyes, 
your crazy smile 
Every time I look in his face 
I can't believe 
how love lasts a while 
And looks like 
"forever" in the first place. 

But we're already one 
Already one 
Now only time can come between us 
'Cause we're already one 
Our little son won't let us forget. 

In my new life I'm travelin' light 
Eyes wide open for the next move 
I can't go wrong 'til I get right 
But I'm not 
fallin' back in the same groove. 

But we're already one 
Already one 
Now only time can come between us 
'Cause we're already one 
Our little son won't let us forget. 

Neil Young - Ambulance Blues

Back in the old folky days 
The air was magic when we played. 
The riverboat was rockin' 
in the rain 
Midnight was the time 
for the raid. 

Oh, Isabela, proud Isabela, 
They tore you down and 
plowed you under. 
You're only real 
with your make-up on 
How could I see you 
and stay too long? 

All along the Navajo Trail, 
Burn-outs stub their toes 
on garbage pails. 
Waitresses are cryin' 
in the rain 
Will their boyfriends 
pass this way again? 

Oh, Mother Goose, 
she's on the skids 
Shoe ain't happy, 
neither are the kids. 
She needs someone 
that she can scream at 
And I'm such a heel 
for makin' her feel so bad. 

I guess I'll call it 
sickness gone 
It's hard to say 
the meaning of this song. 
An ambulance can only 
go so fast 
It's easy to get buried 
in the past 
When you try to make 
a good thing last. 

I saw today 
in the entertainment section 
There's room at the top 
for private detection. 
To Mom and Dad 
this just doesn't matter, 
But it's either that 
or pay off the kidnapper. 

So all you critics sit alone 
You're no better than me 
for what you've shown. 
With your stomach pump and 
your hook and ladder dreams 
We could get together 
for some scenes. 

I never knew a man 
could tell so many lies 
He had a different story 
for every set of eyes. 
How can he remember 
who he's talkin' to? 
'Cause I know it ain't me, 
and I hope it isn't you. 

Well, I'm up in T.O. 
keepin' jive alive, 
And out on the corner 
it's half past five. 
But the subways are empty 
And so are the cafes. 

Except for the Farmer's Market 
And I still can hear him say: 
You're all just pissin' 
in the wind 
You don't know it but you are. 

And there ain't nothin' 
like a friend 
Who can tell you 
you're just pissin' 
in the wind. 

I never knew a man 
could tell so many lies 
He had a different story 
for every set of eyes 
How can he remember 
who he's talking to? 
Cause I know it ain't me, 
and hope it isn't you. 

Neil Young - Are There Any More Real Cowboys?

Are there any more 
real cowboys 
Left out in these hills? 
Will the fire hit the iron 
One more time? 
And will one more 
dusty pick-up 
Coming rolling down the road 
With a load of feed 
before the sun gets high? 
Well, I hope that 
working cowboy never dies. 

Not the one 
that's snortin' cocaine 
When the honky-tonk's all closed 
But the one 
that prays for more rain 
Heaven knows 
That the good feed 
brings the money 
And the money buys the clothes 
Not the diamond sequins 
shining on TV 
But the kind the 
working cowboy really needs. 

Are there any more 
country families 
Still working hand in hand 
Trying hard to stay together 
And make a stand? 
While the rows and rows of houses 
Come creepin' up on the land 
Where the cattle graze and 
an old grey barn still stands 
Are there any more 
real cowboys in this land? 

Are there any more 
real cowboys in this land? 

Neil Young - Are You Passionate

Are you passionate? 
Are you livin' like you talk? 
Are you dreamin' now 
that you're goin' to the top? 
Are you negative, 
In a world that never stops, 
Turnin' on you? 
Turnin' on me? 
Turnin' on you? 

Are you loving it? 
Can you ever get enough of it? 
Is it everything? 
A love that never stops, 
Comin' to you? 
Comin' to me? 
Comin' to you? 

Once I was a soldier, 
I was fighting in the sky, 
And the gunfire kept 
comin' back on me. 
So I dove into the darkness, 
And I let my missles fly. 
And they might be the ones, 
That kept you free. 

Once I was a prisoner, 
I was riding in a truck, 
Cleaned up for public display. 
I looked at those around me, 
And when they looked at me, 
I let them see my soul that day. 

Are you scared of it? 
Do you wish that it would stop? 
Does it bother you 
when you hear your spirit talk? 
Well I'm right with you, 
Yes I'm right with you. 
It's working on me, 
It's working on you. 
It's working on me. 

Neil Young - Are You Ready for the Country

Slipping and sliding 
and playing domino 
Lefting and then Righting, 
it's not a crime you know. 
You gotta tell your story boy, 
before it's time to go. 

Are you ready for the country 
because it's time to go? 
Are you ready for the country 
because it's time to go? 

I was talkin' to the preacher, 
said God was on my side 
Then I ran into the hangman, 
he said it's time to die 
You gotta tell your story boy, 
you know the reason why. 

Are you ready for the country 
because it's time to go? 
Are you ready for the country 
because it's time to go? 

Neil Young - Around The World

Boy and girl fall in love 
Dreamin' under stars above 
Meanwhile push comes to shove 
Around the world. 

Leaders fall, leaders rise 
Terror wears a thin disguise 
Not much room for compromise 
Around the world. 

Surfers from seven seas 
Sharing with the submarines 
Experts count war machines 
Around the world. 

People sweat in planted fields 
Students study what is real 
Someone builds a laser shield 
Around the world. 

Fashion change, style change 
Fashion change, style change 
Fashion change, style change. 

Hey! What's that you got on? 
You're sure looking good tonight! 
Where'd you pick that up anyway? 
Wow! You're looking beautiful! 
Hey! You are somethin' else tonight, 
so skin tight. 
Yeah! Come on, lets go out! Come On! 

Why do we have to hate 
Why do we incinerate 
Why don't we illuminate 
Around the world. 

Why don't we illuminate 
Why don't we illuminate 
Around the world. 

Neil Young - Bad News Beat

Have you heard the news 
I lost my baby to another man 
I got a bulletin of news 
Late breaking story 
that I don't understand 
Should I call her up late 
Should I ask her 
how she really feels 
Should I try to make a date 
For a time when we can touch 
And feel. 

She' so on fire 
She's my desire. 

I've got the bad news beat 
And my reception 
is loud and clear 
I've got a 
man in the street 
Telling me what 
I don't want to hear 
I've got an eye in the sky 
Taking pictures that 
I don't want to see 
She's got a brand new guy 
Looks like she's 
never coming back 
To me. 

She' so on fire 
She's my desire. 

I've got an 
eye in the sky 
I've got a 
man in the street 
I've got 
the bad news beat 
I've got 
the bad news beat 

Neil Young - Bandit

Turnin' the pages in this old book 
Seems familiar, it might be worth a second look 
Wrapping up dope in a paper bag 
Talking to yourself taking a drag 
Were you kidding with what you say, 
What does it matter you'll never hear it anyway. 
Gotta get past the negative things 
Lawyers and business, you get what you bring 
No one's sorry you did it yourself 
It's time to relax now and then give it hell 

Someday you'll find what you're looking for 
Someday you'll find what you're looking for 

You didn't bet on the Dodgers to beat the Giants 
And David came up, 

Now you gotta pay up 
You didn't count on that 
Geez, half the money's gone 
The month is still young 
Where are you gonna go now? 

Things are closing in 
You gotta trust someone...trust someone 
Someone you trust. 
Gotta be carefull...carefull 
Can't go to your brother, 
the money's all gone. 
Can't go to your friends 


Someday you'll find everything you're looking for 
Someday you'll find everything you're looking for 
Someday you'll find everything you're looking for 
Someday you'll find everything you're looking for, yeah 

Made out like a bandit for so many years 
What are you working for? 
One more big score? 
What are you trying to prove? 
Try to get closer but not too close 

Try to get through but not be through 
No one can touch you now 
I can touch you 

You're invisible, you've got too many secrets 
Bob Dylan said that 
somebody like that 

Someday you'll find everything you're looking for 
Someday you'll find everything you're looking for 
Someday you'll find everything you're looking for, yeah 

Neil Young - Barstool Blues

If I could hold on 
to just one thought 
For long enough to know 
Why my mind is moving so fast 
And the conversation is slow. 
Burn off all the fog 
And let the sun 
through to the snow 
Let me see your face again 
Before I have to go. 

I have seen you in the movies 
And in those magazines at night 
I saw you on the barstool when 
You held that glass so tight. 
And I saw you in my nightmares 
But I'll see you in my dreams 
And I might live a thousand years 
Before I know what that means. 

Once there was a friend of mine 
Who died a thousand deaths 
His life was filled with parasites 
And countless idle threats. 
He trusted in a woman 
And on her he made his bets 
Once there was a friend of mine 
Who died a thousand deaths. 

Neil Young - Be the Rain

Save the planet for another day 
"attention shoppers, buy with a conscience and save" 
Save the planet for another day 
"save alaska! let the caribou stay" 
Don't care what the governments say 
"they're all bought and paid for anyway" 
Save the planet for another day 
"hey big oil, what do you say?" 

We were runnin' through the night 
Never knowin' if we would see the light 
Paranoid schizophrenic visions 
Livin' in fear of the wrong decisions 

We got to wake up 
We got to keep goin' 
If they follow us 
There's no way of knowin' 

We got a job to do 
We got to 
Save mother earth 

Be the ocean when it meets the sky 
"you can make a difference, if you really try" 
Be the magic in the northern lights 
"six days....six nights" 
Be the river as it rolls along 
"it has three eyed fish and it's smellin' strong" 
Be the rain you remember fallin' 
"be the rain, be the rain" 

Yeah rain was fallin' and we're soakin' wet 
Hail is beatin' down on our heads 
The wind is blowin' through our hair 
Faces frozen in the frigid air 

We got to get there 
Alaska 
We got to be there 
Before the big machines 

We got a job to do 
We got to 
Save mother earth 

Dream the hunter on the western plain 
"the birds are all gone, where did they go?" 
Dream the fisherman in his boat 
"he's comin' home empty, he's barely afloat" 
Dream the logger in the great northwest 
"they're runnin' out of trees, they got to give it a rest" 
(there's no other way to cut it) 
Dream the farmer in the old heartland 
"corporate greed and chemicals are killin' the land" 

Next mornin' sun was up at dawn 
She looked around and earth was gone 
Dark visions he had last night 
He needed peace, he needed light 

He heard the rumble and 
He saw the big machines 
The green army rose 
It was a bad dream 

He had a job to do 
He had to 
Save mother earth 

Be the ocean when it meets the sky 
"greek freighters are dumping crap somewhere right now" 
Be the magic in the northern lights 
"the ice is melting!" 
Be the river as it rolls along 
"toxic waste dumpin' from corporate farms" 
Be the rain you remember fallin' 
"be the rain, be the rain" 
Save the planet for another day 
"be the rain, be the rain" 
Be the river as it rolls along 
"be the rain, be the rain" 

Neil Young - Be With You

Crossin' the river in a big old boat, 
With a dollar bill in my hand. 
Gonna go fishin' in the afternoon, 
Got a simple plan. 
Oh yeah, baby. 

I got to hold on, 
I got to be strong, 
I got to live long, 
And be with you. 

Lonely nights and lonely days, 
When I'm not with you. 
Learned to trust and I learned to give, 
Found a love that's true. 
Oh yeah, baby. 

I got to hold on, 
I got to be strong, 
I got to live long, 
And be with you. 

Girl it shouldn't be too hard, 
To live with you. 
It's really not complicated, 
Until I get the blues. 

Come on over and sit right down, 
Let me take your hand, 
I got a love gonna fill you up, 
Take you to the promised land. 
Oh yeah, baby, oh yeah. 

I got to hold on, 
I got to be strong, 
I got to live long, 
And be with you. 

Be with you baby, 
Be with you baby, 
I got to be with you babe. 
Be with you baby, oh alright. 

Lonely nights, lonely days, 
When I'm not with you babe. 
Learned to trust and I learned to give, 
Found a love that's true, babe. 
Oh yeah, baby. 

I got to hold on now, 
Got to be strong now, 
To be with you. 
Be with you baby, 
Be with you baby. 

Neil Young - Big green country

Across the plain 
flew the lone grey rider 
Leather bag 
pounding on his back 
Above the clouds the moon 
was climbing higher 
A pack of wolves wanted 
their money back 

With folded arms 
the chief stood watching 
Painted braves 
slipped down the hill 
In his ears 
the spirit talking 
As they closed in 
For an easy kill 

At the house 
the door was wide open 
Wind blew 
curtains off the rod 
She was waiting and hoping 
She was praying to her god 

He was luckier than most men 
He was barely in his prime 
As she stood there 
in the doorway 
Her long dress flowing 
Would he make it this time 

Over the hill 
in the big green country 
That's the place where 
the cancer cowboy rides 
Pure as the driven snow 
before it got him 
Sometimes I feel like 
he's all right 

Sometimes I feel 
like a piece of paper 
Sometimes I feel 
like my own name 
Sometimes I feel 
different later 
Sometimes I feel 
I feel just the same 

Neil Young - Big Time

Gonna leave the pain behind 
Gonna leave the fools in line 
Gonna take the magic potion 
Gettin' in an old black car 
Gonna take a ride so far 
To the land of sun tan lotion 
Gonna take it state by state 
Til I hit the golden gate 
Get my feet wet in the ocean 

I'm still living 
in the dream we had, 
For me it's not over... 

Walkin on the bridge on day 
Lookin out across the bay 
I saw a rippling in the water 
Once a big ship had passed 
I borrowed a traveller's glass 
And focused on 
the ocean's daughter 
Kind of like a wave confused 
Dancing in the sunset hews 
She waved to me 
and called me over 

I'm still living 
in the dream we had, 
For me it's not over... 

Talkin' bout a friend of mine 
Talkin' bout a gold mine 
Richest vein in any mountain 
Talkin' bout the enemy 
Inside of me 
Talkin' bout 
that youthful fountain 
Talkin' bout you and me 
Talkin' bout eternity 
Talkin' bout the big time 

I'm still living 
in the dream we had, 
For me it's not over... 

Neil Young - Birds

Lover, 
there will be another one 
Who'll hover 
over you beneath the sun 
Tomorrow 
see the things 
that never come 
Today 

When you see me 
Fly away without you 
Shadow on the things you know 
Feathers fall around you 
And show you the way to go 
It's over, it's over. 

Nestled 
in your wings my little one 
This special 
morning brings another sun 
Tomorrow 
see the things 
that never come 
Today 

When you see me 
Fly away without you 
Shadow on the things you know 
Feathers fall around you 
And show you the way to go 
It's over, it's over. 

Neil Young - Bite the Bullet

There's a bar hall queen 
down in Charlotte town. 
I'd sure like to see her 
when the sun goes down. 
I swear her hair 
is midnight black. 
And I can't wait 
till I get back. 

Carolina queen, 
She's a walking love machine. 
I'd like to make her scream, 
When I bite the bullet. 
Bite the bullet. 

Born and raised 
at the top of the South. 
You know she knows 
what it's all about. 
Good old boys are coming 
from miles around. 
Wanna watch that bullet 
lay 'em down. 

Carolina queen, 
She's a walking love machine. 
I'd like to make her scream, 
When I bite the bullet. 
Bite the bullet. 

There's a bar hall queen 
down in Charlotte town. 
I'd sure like to see her 
when the sun goes down. 
Good old boys are coming 
from miles around. 
Wanna watch that bullet 
lay 'em down. 

Carolina queen, 
She's a walking love machine. 
I'd like to make her scream, 
When I bite the bullet. 
Bite the bullet. 

Neil Young - Borrowed Tune

I'm climbin' this ladder, 
My head in the clouds 
I hope that it matters, 
I'm havin' my doubts. 

I'm watchin' the skaters 
Fly by on the lake. 
Ice frozen six feet deep, 
How long does it take? 

I look out on peaceful lands 
With no war nearby, 
An ocean of shakin' hands 
That grab at the sky. 

I'm singin' this borrowed tune 
I took from the Rolling Stones, 
Alone in this empty room 
Too wasted to write my own. 

I'm climbin' this ladder, 
My heads in the clouds 
I hope that it matters. 

Neil Young - Bound For Glory

Out on the trans-Canada highway 
There was a girl 
hitchhiking with her dog 
Fireflies buzzin' round her head 
Like candles in the fog. 

He was three miles down the road 
Tryin' to stay up, 
but he knew that he couldn't 
She was looking 
for a ride through the night 
But out there, who wouldn't. 

They were bound for glory 
Bound for living on the edge 
They were bound for each other 
Like two comets heading for a bed. 

She had a new way of living 
New way of looking at life 
He had an 
'84 International and two kids 
He left back home with his wife. 

He was tired of 
writin' letters to himself 
And living in the dark 
She was open to suggestions 
And some say 
she had a broken heart. 

He had everything he wanted 
'Til it all 
turned out to be a job 
One fallen asleep trucker 
And a girl 
hitchhiking with her dog. 

They were bound for glory 
Bound for living on the edge 
They were bound for each other 
Like two comets heading for a bed. 

She had a new way of living 
New way of looking at life 
He had an 
'84 International and two kids 
He left back home with his wife. 

Out on the trans-Canada highway 
The sun came climbing up the cab 
By the time it hit the window 
they were wakin' up 
From what little sleep they had. 

When that heat hit the blankets 
They were looking 
for love at second sight 
Just starin' in each others' eyes 
Findin' it in the mornin' light. 

They were bound for glory 
Bound for living on the edge 
They were bound for each other 
Like two blankets layin' on a bed. 

She had a new way of living 
New way of looking at life 
He had an 
'84 International and two kids 
He left back home with his wife. 

Neil Young - Bridge

The bridge, we'll build it now 
It may take a lot of time 
And it maybe lonely but 
Ooh baby, ooh baby. 

The bridge was falling down 
And that took a lot of lies 
And it made me lonely 
Ooh baby, ooh baby. 

The bridge was falling. 
The bridge was falling. 
The bridge was falling. 

One day, when you talked to me 
I saw myself again 
And it made me love you. 
Ooh baby, ooh baby. 

And love came running down 
Like a river on your skin 
And you let me in. 
Ooh babe, ooh babe. 

You let me in 
You let me in 
You let me in 

The bridge, we'll build it now 
It may take a lot of time. 

Neil Young - Bringin' Down Dinner

The evening fog was rollin' in 
It was gettin' hard to see 
The old white car edged down the road 
Headed for the Double ‘E' 
She was bringin' down dinner for Grandpa 
It was crawling with vitamins 
And tender as a mother's love 
Tender as a mother's love 
When she saw the TV vans 
The side door was open 
There were three TVs 
Grandpa's face was on every one 
He was talkin' to a woman with a microphone 
She was sexy and her hair was all done 
Sun Green came down and met Grandma then 

"My you're such a beautiful girl. 
Mother Earth needs more like you. 
You should go out now and see the world. 
"What's Grandpa doin' on TV? 

I got his dinner in the car. 
All these vans have blocked our way 
But we can carry it, 
It's not too far." 

Neil Young - Broken Arrow

The lights turned on and the curtain fell down, 
And when it was over it felt like a dream, 
They stood at the stage door and begged for a scream, 
The agents had paid for the black limousine 
That waited outside in the rain. 
Did you see them, did you see them? 
Did you see them in the river? 
They were there to wave to you. 
Could you tell that the empty quivered, 
Brown skinned Indian on the banks 
That were crowded and narrow, 
Held a broken arrow? 
Eighteen years of American dream, 
He saw that his brother had sworn on the wall. 
He hung up his eyelids and ran down the hall, 
His mother had told him a trip was a fall, 
And don't mention babies at all. 
Did you see him, did you see him? 
Did you see him in the river? 
He were there to wave to you. 
Could you tell that the empty quivered, 
Brown skinned Indian on the banks 
That were crowded and narrow, 
Held a broken arrow? 

The streets were lined for the wedding parade, 
The Queen wore the white gloves, the county of song, 
The black covered caisson her horses had drawn 
Protected her King from the sun rays of dawn. 
They married for peace and were gone. 
Did you see them, did you see them? 
Did you see them in the river? 
They were there to wave to you. 
Could you tell that the empty quivered, 
Brown skinned Indian on the banks 
That were crowded and narrow, 
Held a broken arrow? 

Neil Young - Buffalo Springfield Again

Used to play 
in a rock 'n' roll band, 
But they broke up. 
We were young and we were wild, 
It ate us up. 
Now I'm not saying 
who was right or wrong. 

Looking out on a big green lawn, 
Girls and boys 
Playing in the afternoon sun, 
Life's a joy 
I heard an old song 
playing on the radio. 

Buffalo Springfield again. 

I'd like to see those guys again, 
And give it a shot. 
Maybe now we can show the world, 
What we've got. 
But I'd just like to play 
for the fun we had. 

Buffalo Springfield again. 
Buffalo Springfield again. 

Neil Young - Burned

Been burned 
and with both feet 
on the ground, 
I've learned 
that it's painful 
comin' down. 
No use runnin' away, 
and there's no time 
left to stay. 
Now I'm finding out 
that it's so confusin', 
No time left 
and I know I'm losin'. 

Flashed 
and I think 
I'm fallin' down, 
Crashed, 
and my ears 
can't hear a sound. 
No use runnin' away, 
and there's no time 
left to stay. 
Now I'm finding out 
that it's so confusin', 
No time left 
and I know I'm losin'. 

Now I'm finding out 
that it's so confusin', 
No time left 
and I know I'm losin'. 

Burned 
and with both feet 
on the ground. 
I've learned 
that it's painful 
comin' down. 
No use runnin' away, 
and there's no time 
left to stay. 
Now I'm finding out 
that it's so confusin', 
No time left 
and I know I'm losin'. 

Neil Young - California Sunset

I remember long ago 
How I wondered where I'd go 
While the blizzards, 
cold wind and snow 
Pounded outside my window. 

California sunset 
Going down in the West 
All the colors in the sky 
Kiss another day goodbye. 

Land of beauty, 
space and light 
Land of promise, 
land of might 
You're my home now 
and it's true 
California, here's to you. 

California sunset 
Going down in the West 
All the colors in the sky 
Kiss another day goodbye. 

California sunset 
Going down in the West 
All the colors in the sky 
Kiss another day goodbye. 

The golden state! 

Neil Young - Campaigner

I am a lonely visitor. 
I came to late to cause a stir, 
Though I campaigned all my life 
towards that goal. 
I hardly slept the night you wept 
Our secret's safe and still well kept 
Where even Richard Nixon has got soul. 
Even Richard Nixon has got 
Soul. 

Traffic cops are all color blind. 
People steal from their own kind. 
Evening comes to early for a stroll. 
Down neon streets the streaker streaks. 
The speaker speaks, 
but the truth still leaks, 
Where even Richard Nixon has got soul. 
Even Richard Nixon has got it, 
Soul. 

The podium rocks in the crowded waves. 
The speaker talks of the beautiful saves 
That went down long before 
he played this role 
For the hotel queens and the magazines, 
Test tube genes and slot machines 
Where even Richard Nixon got soul. 
Even Richard Nixon has got it, 
Soul. 

Hospitals have made him cry, 
But there's always a free way in his eye, 
Though his beach just got 
too crowded for his stroll. 
Roads stretch out like healthy veins, 
And wild gift horses strain the reins, 
Where even Richard Nixon has got soul. 
Even Richard Nixon has got 
Soul. 

I am a lonely visitor. 
I came to late to cause a stir, 
Though I campaigned all my life 
towards that goal. 

Neil Young - Can't Believe Your Lyin'

Daylight breaks and I go to bed 
And I find myself worryin' 
about things you said 
Oh honey, 
I can't believe your lyin' 
But you tell me things 
Things I know aren't true. 

You have changed my life 
In too many ways. 

Well, I lost my job 
thinkin' about you 
Now there's another man 
workin' in my place 
Oh honey, 
I can't believe your lyin' 
But you tell me things 
Things I know aren't true. 

You have changed my life 
In too many ways. 

You have changed my life 
In too many ways. 

Well, my money's gone 
and so are you 
My friends all tell me 
I have been a fool 
Oh honey, 
I can't believe your lyin' 
But you tell me things 
Things I know aren't true. 

You have changed my life 
In too many ways. 

Neil Young - Captain Kennedy

I am a young mariner headed to war 
I'm thinkin' 'bout my family 
and what it was for 
There's water on the wood 
and the sails feel good 
And when I get to shore 
I hope that I can kill good. 

My father was a sailor 
named Captain Kennedy 
He lost his wooden schooner 
to the Germans on the sea 
Exploded on the water 
for everyone to see 
And humiliate that American 
Captain Kennedy. 

I saw him in Nassau in 1971 
His strength was failin' 
but he still ran a run 
He worked 'til his fingers 
wore to the bone 
To buy that wooden schooner 
and sail on his own. 

He was known in the islands 
as hundred foot iron 
That steel hull freighter 
was passin' its time 
And time flew by faster 
with life on the sea 
And the days grew shorter 
for Captain Kennedy. 

I am a young mariner headed to war 
I'm thinkin' 'bout my family 
and what it was for 
There's water on the wood 
and the sails feel good 
And when I get to shore 
I hope that I can kill good. 

Neil Young - Carmichael

A silk scarf and a napkin 
Hidden in a drawer 
Two hundred bucks in an envelope 
Labeled ‘Lenore' 
"Maybe she shouldn't see this. 
She should never know," 
Said the widow's best friend, Ann, 
"I'll just take it and go." 
"I'll give her the money later 
Say it was in his shoe 
That way she'll never find out 
That'll do." 

"Carmichael was a credit to the force 
In everything he did. 
It's like we got a big hole in our side 
Where he fit. 
"If any of you officers 
Would like to say a word, 
Now would be the time 
To be heard." 

"Well, thank you, Chief, I sure would. 
Carmichael was a partner of mine. 
He was always very careful. 
And he played it straight down the line." 
One by one, the officers spoke 
And the service came to a close 
He had no living relatives but his wife 
And she never showed 
She just couldn't face the men 
They all understood 
They got in their cars 
And drove home as directly as they could 

"Carmichael, you asshole," 
the new widow sobbed beneath her veil 
"Shot down in the line of duty 
Is that how justice never fails?" 
"I wish that things were better 
When we said goodbye today 
But we had our share of good times though 
Along the way. 

"Remember, hey Mr. Las Vegas, 
You used to be so cool 
We met Wayne Newton down at Pebble Beach 
And you acted like a fool? 
"We just couldn't stop laughing 
It seemed so funny to us 
We left our luggage back in the hotel 
And almost missed the bus. 

"That was a great vacation 
Maybe the best of all 
But God damn it, Carmichael, you're dead now 
And I'm talkin' to the wall." 
The force got back to normal 
Carmichael was replaced 
For one year nobody parked a car 
In Carmichael's space. 

Neil Young - Changing Highways

We're changing highways 
In heavy traffic 
See the lights turn 
To something graphic 
With my suitcase and my brew 
I come in your room 

Hello hello 
Is that you stranger 
Is this our music 
Up in you manger? 
And is this your exit too? 
We're changing highways 

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live 
with a cinnamon girl 
I could be happy 
the rest of my life 
With a cinnamon girl. 

A dreamer of pictures 
I run in the night 
You see us together, 
chasing the moonlight, 
My cinnamon girl. 

Ten silver saxes, 
a bass with a bow 
The drummer relaxes 
and waits between shows 
For his cinnamon girl. 

A dreamer of pictures 
I run in the night 
You see us together, 
chasing the moonlight, 
My cinnamon girl. 

Pa sent me money now 
I'm gonna make it somehow 
I need another chance 
You see your baby loves to dance 
Yeah...yeah...yeah. 

Neil Young - Coastline

Down on the coastline, Highway One 
People headin' out for the sun 
That's where I found you, 
long time ago. 

You're my angel, you're my queen 
You're my best friends in between 
We don't back down from no trouble 
We do get up in the mornin'. 

Oooweee, baby, what a night 
That old moon sure is shinin' bright 
We'll be dancin' 
'til the mornin' comes. 

High on the mountain top 
above the clouds 
No wonder we get a little loud 
We don't back down from no trouble 
We do get up in the mornin'. 

Neil Young - Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown

Come on, baby, let's go downtown, 
Let's go, let's go, 
let's go downtown. 
Come on, baby, let's go downtown, 
Let's go, let's go, 
let's go downtown. 

Walk on, talk on, 
baby tell no lies. 
Don't you be caught 
with a tear in your eye. 

Sure enough, 
they'll be sellin' stuff 
When the moon begins to rise. 
Pretty bad when 
you're dealin' with the man, 
And the light shines in your eyes. 

Come on, baby, let's go downtown, 
Let's go, let's go, 
let's go downtown. 
Come on, baby, let's go downtown, 
Let's go, let's go, 
let's go downtown. 

Snake eyes, French fries 
and I got lots of gas. 
Full moon and a jumpin' tune, 
now you don't have to ask. 

Sure enough, 
they'll be sellin' stuff 
When the moon begins to rise. 
Pretty bad when 
you're dealin' with the man, 
And the light shines in your eyes. 

Come on, baby, let's go downtown, 
Let's go, let's go, 
let's go downtown. 
Come on, baby, let's go downtown, 
Let's go, let's go, 
let's go downtown. 

Walk on, talk on, 
baby tell no lies. 
Don't you be caught 
with a tear in your eye. 

Sure enough, 
they'll be sellin' stuff 
When the moon begins to rise. 
Pretty bad when 
you're dealin' with the man, 
And the light shines in your eyes. 

Pretty bad when 
you're dealin' with the man, 
And the light shines in your eyes. 

Neil Young - Comes A Time

Comes a time 
when you're driftin' 
Comes a time 
when you settle down 
Comes a light 
feelin's liftin' 
Lift that baby 
right up off the ground. 

Oh, this old world 
keeps spinning round 
It's a wonder tall trees 
ain't layin' down 
There comes a time. 

You and I we were captured 
We took our souls 
and we flew away 
We were right 
we were giving 
That's how we kept 
what we gave away. 

Oh, this old world 
keeps spinning round 
It's a wonder tall trees 
ain't layin' down 
There comes a time

Neil Young - Comin' apart at every nail

It's awful hard to find a job 
On one side the government, 
the other the mob 
Hey, hey ain't that right 
The workin' man's in 
for a hell of a fight. 

Oh, this country 
sure looks good to me 
But these fences are 
comin' apart at every nail. 

Way up on the old dew line 
Some of the boys were feelin' fine 
A big light flashed across the sky 
But somethin' else went slippin' by 
Meanwhile at the Pentagon 
The brass was a wonderin' 
what went wrong. 

Oh, this country 
sure looks good to me 
But these fences are 
comin' apart at every nail. 

Hey hey, ain't that right 
The workin' man's in 
for a hell of a fight. 

Oh, this country 
sure looks good to me 
But these fences are 
comin' apart at every nail. 

Neil Young - Computer Age

Cars and trucks 
Fly by me on the corner 
But I'm all right 
Standin' proud 
before the signal 
When I see the light 
I know I'm more 
than just a number. 
And I stand before you 
Or else we 
just don't see the other 
Computer age computer age 
Computer age. 

Bikes and vans 
Fly by me on the desert 
But I'm all right 
Standing out here 
in the hot sun 
When I see the light 
I feel like 
more than just a number 
And I stand before you 
Or else we 
just don't see the other 
Computer age computer age 
Computer age. 

Precious metal lines 
Molded into highways 
Running through me 
So microscopically 
Days and nights 
Weeks and months and seasons 
Rolling through me 
So chronologically. 
Computer age computer age 
Computer age. 

I need you 
To let me know 
that there's a heartbeat 
Let it pound and pound 
And I'll be 
flying like a free bird 
And you need me 
Like ugly needs a mirror 
And day by day 
This horizon's getting clearer 
Computer age computer age 
Computer age. 

Neil Young - Computer Cowboy

Well, his cattle each have numbers 
And they all eat in a line 
When he turns the floodlights 
on each night 
Of course the herd looks perfect! 
Computer Cowboy. 

Well, he rides 
the range 'til midnight 
And the wild coyotes yowl 
As he trots 
beneath the floodlights 
And of course 
the rhythm is perfect! 
Computer Cowboy. 

Ride along computer cowboy 
To the city just in time 
To bring another system down 
And leave your alias behind: 
Computer syscrusher. 

Computer syscrusher. 

Crusher. Syscrusher. 

Syscrusher. 

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Neil Young - Cortez The Killer

He came dancing across the water 
With his galleons and guns 
Looking for the new world 
In that palace in the sun. 

On the shore lay Montezuma 
With his coca leaves and pearls 
In his halls he often wondered 
With the secrets of the worlds. 

And his subjects 
gathered 'round him 
Like the leaves around a tree 
In their clothes of many colors 
For the angry gods to see. 

And the women all were beautiful 
And the men stood 
straight and strong 
They offered life in sacrifice 
So that others could go on. 

Hate was just a legend 
And war was never known 
The people worked together 
And they lifted many stones. 

They carried them 
to the flatlands 
And they died along the way 
But they built up 
with their bare hands 
What we still can't do today. 

And I know she's living there 
And she loves me to this day 
I still can't remember when 
Or how I lost my way. 

He came dancing across the water 
Cortez, Cortez 
What a killer. 

Neil Young - Country Home

I don't like to go down to flats 
'Cause I can't park on a hill 
Instead getting a rolling start 
I have to pay the bill. 

I guess I need that city life 
It sure has lots of style 
But pretty soon it wears me out 
And I have to think to smile. 

I'm thankful for my country home 
It gives me peace of mind 
Somewhere I can walk alone 
And leave myself behind. 

It's only someone else's potatoes 
You pickin' someone else's patch 
And if you go down there anyway 
It very seldom lasts. 

I found that out once long ago 
And it sure got me confused 
I still don't know which way to go 
To lose those old spud blues. 

I'm thankful for my country home 
It gives me peace of mind 
Somewhere I can walk alone 
And leave myself behind. 

Neil Young - Coupe De Ville

I got a coupe de ville 
I got a bed in the house 
Where you once lived. 

I had a few cheap thrills 
But they cost me a lot more 
Than I could give. 

I got a right 
in this crazy world 
To live my life 
like anyone else 
How long can I 
carry this monkey around 
All by myself. 

If I can't have you 
I don't want nothin' else 
If I can't have you 
I don't want nothin' else. 

Well, I hit the wall 
Woke up this mornin' 
And I hit the wall. 

Yeah, I hit the wall 
Woke up this mornin' 
And I hit the wall. 

I got a right 
in this crazy world 
To live my life 
like anyone else 
How long can I 
carry this monkey around 
All by myself. 

If I can't have you 
I don't want nothin' else 
If I can't have you 
I don't want nothin' else. 

Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand

Hello cowgirl in the sand 
Is this place 
at your command 
Can I stay here 
for a while 
Can I see your 
sweet sweet smile 
Old enough now 
to change your name 
When so many love you 
is it the same? 
It's the woman in you 
that makes you want 
to play this game. 

Hello ruby in the dust 
Has your band 
begun to rust 
After all 
the sin we've had 
I was hopin' that 
we'd turn back 
Old enough now 
to change your name 
When so many love you 
is it the same 
It's the woman in you 
that makes you want 
to play this game. 

Hello woman of my dreams 
This is not 
the way it seems 
Purple words 
on a grey background 
To be a woman 
and to be turned down 
Old enough now 
to change your name 
When so many love you 
is it the same 
It's the woman in you 
that makes you want 
to play this game. 

Neil Young - Crime In The City

Well, the cop made the showdown 
He was sure he was right 
He had all of the lowdown 
From the bank heist last night 
His best friend was the robber 
And his wife was a thief 
All the children were killers 
They couldn't get no relief 
The bungalow was surrounded 
When a voice loud and clear 
Said, Come on out 
with your hands up 
Or we'll blow you out of here. 
There was a face in the window 
The TV cameras rolled 
Then they cut to the announcer 
And the story was told. 

The artist looked at the producer 
The producer sat back 
He said, What we have got here 
Is a perfect track 
But we don't have a vocal 
And we don't have a song 
If we could get 
these things accomplished 
Nothin' else could go wrong. 
So he balanced the ashtray 
As he picked up the phone 
And said, Send me a songwriter 
Who's drifted far from home 
And make sure that he's hungry 
Make sure he's alone 
Send me a cheeseburger 
And a new Rolling Stone. 
Yeah. 

There's still crime in the city, 
Said the cop on the beat, 
I don't know if I can stop it 
I feel like meat on the street 
They paint my car like a target 
I take my orders from fools 
Meanwhile some kid 
blows my head off 
Well, I play by their rules 
That's why I'm doin' it my way 
I took the law in my hands 

So here I am in the alleyway 
A wad of cash in my pants 
I get paid by a ten year old 
He says he looks up to me 
There's still crime in the city 
But it's good to be free. 
Yeah. 

Now I come from a family 
That has a broken home 
Sometimes I talk to Daddy 
On the telephone 
When he says that he loves me 
I know that he does 
But I wish I could see him 
I wish I knew where he was 
But that's the way 
all my friends are 
Except maybe one or two 
Wish I could 
see him this weekend 
Wish I could walk in his shoes 
But now I'm doin' my own thing 
Sometimes I'm good, then I'm bad 
Although my home has been broken 
It's the best home I ever had 
Yeah. 

Well, I keep gettin' younger 
My life's been funny that way 
Before I ever learned to talk 
I forgot what to say 
I sassed back to my mom 
I sassed back to my teacher 
I got thrown out of Bible school 
For sassin' back at the preacher 
Then I grew up to be a fireman 
Put out every fire in town 
Put out anything smokin' 
But when I put the hose down 
The judge sent me to prison 
He gave me life without parole 
Wish I never put the hose down 
Wish I never got old. 

Neil Young - Cripple Creek Ferry

Hey, hey 
Cripple Creek ferry 
Butting through 
the overhanging trees 
Make way 
for the Cripple Creek ferry 
The waters going down 
it's a mighty tight squeeze. 

All alone the captain stands 
Hasn't heard 
from his deck hands. 
The gambler tips his hat 
and walks towards the door. 
It's the second half 
of the cruise. 
And you know he hates to lose. 

Hey, hey Cripple Creek ferry 
Butting through 
the overhanging trees 
Make way 
for the Cripple Creek ferry 
The waters going down 
it's a mighty tight squeeze. 

Neil Young - Cry, Cry, Cry

Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, 
Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, 
Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry. 

Well, old man river just keeps on rollin' 
On down the line 
Like my tears just keep on flowin' 
All the time 
Can't you hear me cry. 

Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, 
Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, 
Cry, cry, cry, cry. 

Well, somewhere there's a rainbow for me, 
I know it's my time 
I am getting so tired 
Of standing in this light 
Can't you hear me cry. 

Boo, hoo, hoo, boo, hoo, hoo, 
Boo, hoo, hoo, boo, boo, hoo, 
Boo, hoo, hoo, cry, cry, cry. 

Boo, hoo, hoo, boo, hoo, hoo, 
Cry, cry, cry, cry. 

Neil Young - Cryin' Eyes

Who's gonna dry your cryin' eyes? 
Who's gonna wake you up 
to that big surprise? 
Who's gonna dry your cryin' eyes? 

You say that all your life 
you've been a free bird 
There's been nobody over you 
And you always have to 
have the last word 
Because one feels better than two. 

Who's gonna dry your cryin' eyes? 
Who's gonna wake you up 
to that big surprise? 
Who's gonna dry your cryin' eyes? 

You say your life's 
like riding on a fast train 
It's easy to see far away 
But right up close 
it's just a blurry haze 
Flyin' by from day to day. 

Who's gonna dry your cryin' eyes? 

Neil Young - Daddy Went Walkin'

My old dad went a walkin' one day, 
Pushing tall weeds 
right outta his way, 
My old dad went a walkin' one day, 
Hey now, hey now 

Corduroy pants 
and an old plaid shirt, 
Daddy went a walkin' 
just to feel the earth, 
Got a little dirty 
but that's all right, 
Hey now, hey now 

Old man crossin' the road, 
You've got to let him go, 
Old man crossin' the road, 
He's feelin' fine 

Daddy went a ridin' in his old car, 
Took the dog with him 
'cause it ain't too far, 
Daddy went ridin' in his old car, 
Hey now, hey now 

Brown leather boots 
and an old straw hat, 
Daddy's getting wood 
with the barnyard cat, 
Got a little dirty 
but that's all right, 
Hey now, hey now 

Old man crossin' the road, 
You've got to let him go, 
Old man crossin' the road, 
He's feelin' fine 

Mama's waiting 
at the top of the hill, 
They'll be laughing, 
oh the stories they'll tell... 
When he holds her 
in his arms again, 
They'll be sweethearts 
with time on their hands 

My old dad went a walkin' one day, 
Pushing tall weeds 
right outta his way, 
My old dad went a walkin' one day, 
Hey now, hey now 

Corduroy pants 
and an old plaid shirt, 
Daddy went a walkin' 
just to feel the earth, 
Got a little dirty 
but that's all right, 
Hey now, hey now 

Daddy went a ridin' in his old car, 
Took the dog with him 
'cause it ain't too far, 
Daddy went ridin' in his old car, 
Hey now, hey now 

Brown leather boots 
and an old straw hat, 
Daddy's getting wood 
with the barnyard cat, 
Got a little dirty 
but that's all right, 
Hey now, hey now 

Neil Young - Dangerbird

Danger bird, he flies alone 
And he rides the wind 
back to his home 
Although his wings 
have turned to stone 

And we used 
to be so calm 
Now I think 
about you 
all day long 
'Cause you've been 
with another man 
Here you are 
and here I am. 

That's the moment 
that he cracked 
long ago in the 
museum with his 
friends. 

The jailbird takes the raps 
And he finds himself 
spread-eagled on the tracks 
But the training that he learned 
will get him nowhere fast. 

And I know we 
should be free 
But freedom's just 
a prison to me 
'Cause I lied 
to keep it kind 
When I left you 
far behind. 

With the rain 
pounding on his 
back he recalls 
the moment that 
he cracked long 
ago in the museum 
with his friends. 
And like those 
memories the rain 
keeps pounding 
down, down, down. 

And though these wings 
have turned to stone 
I can fly fly fly away. 
Watch me fly above the city 
Like a shadow on the sky. 
Fly, fly, fly. 

Neil Young - Days That Used To Be

People say don't rock the boat, 
let things go their own way 
Ideas that once seem so right, 
now have gotten hard to say 
I wish I could talk to you, 
you could talk to me 
'Cause there's very few of us left 
my friend 
From the days that used to be. 

Seem like such a simple thing 
to follow one's own dream 
But possessions and concession 
are not often what they seem 
They drag you down 
and load you down 
in disguise of security. 
But we never had 
to make those deals 
In the days that used to be. 

Talk to me, my long lost friend, 
tell me how you are 
Are you happy with 
your circumstance, 
are you driving a new car 
Does it get you where you wanna go, 
with a seven year warranty 
Or just another 
hundred thousand miles away 
From days that used to be. 

Neil Young - Deep Forbidden Lake

On the lake, 
the deep forbidden lake, 
The old boats go gliding by, 
And the leaves 
are falling from the trees 
And landing on the logs and I 
See the turtles 
heading for the bog 
And falling off the log. 
They make the water splash, 
And feeling no backlash, 
They climb the happy banks. 

On the boats, 
the old and creaky boats, 
The shoreline goes gliding by, 
And the wind, 
there was a dying breeze, 
Is making the banners fly. 
See the colors, 
floating in the sky, 
The pride of the captain's eye, 
As he glides 
His slender craft inside 
And opens up the door. 

On the coast, 
the long and tempting coast, 
The cards on the table lie, 
And a speech, 
so eloquent in reach, 
Was made by a passerby, 
Passing by the way between 
Here and left behind. 
And it ripples through the crowds 
Who run and cast their doubts 
In the deep forbidden lake. 

Yes, it echoes through the crowds 
Who run and cast their doubts 
In the deep forbidden lake. 

Neil Young - Depression Blues

Got a woman that loves me 
And I love her so 
But she's all dressed up now 
With nowhere to go. 

All our old hang-outs 
Are boarded up and closed 
Or bein' bought by somebody 
Nobody knows. 

But things ain't that bad 
We still got the kids 
We're goin' out to the movies 
Right after this. 

Goin' back to school 
Savin' up my tuition 
Gonna rewrite all the rules 
On the old blackboard. 

'Cause it seems things today 
There ain't no magic in 'em 
They don't cut the grade 
Like they used to. 

Depression blues 
Nowhere to go 
Bein' bought by somebody 
Nobody knows. 

Is there anybody out there 
With a voice loud and clear 
Gonna sing all the words 
We all wanna hear. 

Depression blues 
Nowhere to go 
Bein' bought by somebody 
Nobody knows. 

Neil Young - Devil's Sidewalk

Well the red light shines 
On the streets of hate 
Where the devil dines 
Who knows what he ate 

"It's a simple thing 
Trying to stay afloat" 
The captain said 
Without his boat 

Some things are getting better 
Other things a little worse 
It's a situation 
Much like a curse 

"It's the devil's sidewalk 
It's the devil's door 
I've tried to avoid it" 
Said the captain of the shore 

There's a garden growing 
And a million weeds 
With no way of knowing 
Who's done which deed 

"That's an honest tale" 
Said the helmsman to the mate 
"About a woman delicious 
And a matter of fate" 

Big wheel keep rollin' 
Down on me 
"One thing I can tell you 
Is you got to be free" 

John Lennon said that 
And "I believe in love" 
But I believe in action 
When push comes to shove 

"Who cares what you believe," 
Said the captain, amazed 
"If you stood in my shoes 
Your eyes would be glazed" 

So, my fair damsel 
Won't you take your leave 
Are you headed for the country? 
Where you wear the greensleeves 

And the children laugh 
And the old folks sing 
And the church bell tolls 
For a miraculous thing 

Where the big red furnace 
Just blooms and glows 
Where the big heart beats 
Where the big wheel rolls 

Neil Young - Differently

Wish you told me by and by, 
That my life would come to this, 
That I'd have to find a way 
to let things go, 
That my friends would turn to foes, 
And my love would come to blows, 
Then I would have done some things 
differently. 

Differently... 
I would ask you out every night. 
Differently... 
And I would make you feel so good. 
Differently... 
And appreciate the things that 
you bring to me, babe. 
Differently... 
Oh yes I would, oh yeah. 

Yeah, I know you tried and tried, 
But your signal I just missed, 
When you said my little girl 
would soon be gone, 
Yes I didn't hear you then, 
And it might be too late now, 
That's another thing I'd do 
differently. 

Differently... 
Like trying to make you feel 
loved every day. 
Differently... 
And saying little things to 
let you know how I feel. 
Differently... 
Yes I can hear your young 
voice calling me, babe. 
Differently... 
Oh yes I can. 

When I 'm away I call you up, 
And you don't seem to miss me as much, 
But I know our love 
is still there in your heart, 
Just differently. 

Differently... 
Oh yes, I can hear your young 
voice calling me, babe. 
Differently... 
Oh yes I can. 
Differently... 
I'd appreciate the things that you 
bring to me babe, yes I would. 
Differently... 
Oh come on back to me babe, 
bring your love back to me. 
Differently... 
Oh yeah I need your love, 
I need your love. 
Differently... 
Yes I can tell you babe, 
I need your love. 
Differently... 
Today is a brand new day, yes it is. 
Differently... 
Got to get your love back, babe, 
come on now bring it back to me. 
Differently... 
Turn it around babe, turn it 
around and bring it back. 
Differently... 
Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, got to get 
your love back, come on babe. 
Differently... 
Yeah I can hear your young 
voice calling me babe. 
Differently... 
Come on back to me, come on back, 
yeah yeah, turn it around. 
Differently... 
Oh yes I can, yes I can. 
Differently. 

Neil Young - Distant Camera

The flash of a distant camera 
reconnecting 
thoughts and actions, 
Fragments of our missing dreams, 
Pieces from here and there 
fall in place along the line, 
Disappearing between you and me. 

Life is changing everywhere I go, 
New things and old both disappear. 
If life is a photograph, 
Fading in the mirror.... 

All I want is a song of love, 
Song of love to sing for you. 
All I need is this song of love, 
To sing for you. 

On the floor where daylight dances 
With the ones 
that missed their chances, 
When they couldn't let it show, 
Lies the land of sweet surrender, 
Like a dream 
it might have ended there, 
but we didn't even know. 

Now forever we will live as one, 
Floating in love's atmosphere. 
If love is a piece of dust, 
Shining in the sun... 

All I want is a song of love, 
Song of love to sing for you. 
All I need is this song of love, 
To sing for you. 

Song of love... 
Song of love... 

Neil Young - Don't Be Denied

When I was a young boy, 
My mama said to me 
Your daddy's leavin' home today, 
I think he's gone to stay. 
We packed up all our bags 
And drove out to Winnipeg. 

When we got to Winnipeg 
I checked in to school. 
I wore white bucks on my feet, 
When I learned the golden rule. 
The punches came fast and hard 
Lying on my back 
in the school yard. 

Don't be denied, don't be denied. 
Don't be denied, don't be denied. 
Don't be denied, don't be denied. 

Well pretty soon I met a friend, 
He played guitar. 
We used to sit 
on the steps at school 
And dream of being stars. 
We started a band, 
We played all night. 

Don't be denied, don't be denied. 
Don't be denied, don't be denied. 
Don't be denied, don't be denied. 

Oh Canada 
We played all night 
I really hate to leave you now 
But to stay just wouldn't be right. 
Down in Hollywood 
We played so good 

The businessmen crowded around 
They came to hear the golden sound 
There we were on the Sunset Strip, 
Playing our songs 
for the highest bid. 
We played all night 
The price was right. 

Don't be denied, don't be denied. 
Don't be denied, don't be denied. 
Don't be denied, don't be denied. 

Well, all that glitters isn't gold 
I know you've heard 
that story told. 
And I'm a pauper 
in a naked disguise 
A millionaire 
through a business man's eyes. 
Oh friend of mine 
Don't be denied. 

Neil Young - Don't Cry

Don't cry my sweet girl 
Nothin' I say is written in stone 
Don't cry my sweet love 
You won't really be alone. 

I'll help you pack your things 
I'll walk with you out to the car 
I'll hold on to the ring 
I won't forget the way things are. 

My sweet love. 

Your disappointed eyes 
Are haunting me like my big lies 
I see you glaring now 
I see you staring in the fire. 

My sweet love. 

Don't cry my sweet girl 
Nothin' I say is written in stone 
Don't cry my sweet love 
You won't really be alone. 

My sweet love, my sweet love. 

Don't cry my sweet girl 
You won't really be alone 
Don't cry my sweet girl 
You won't really be alone 
Don't cry my sweet girl 
You won't really be alone. 

Neil Young - Don't Say You Love Me

Don't say you love me 
That's what she said 
Don't say you love me 
That's what she said 

Hey baby 
I'm your man 
I know I treated you bad 
But I'm doin' the best I can 

Now is not the time 
To cash it in 
I'm with you babe 
I've always been 

And I got to tell you baby 
That our love is strong 
And I'm the one 
The one that did you wrong 

Don't say you love me 
That's what she said 
Don't say you love me 
That's what she said 

Hey baby 
Don't count me out 
I still got a lot to give 
Stick around and find out 

I might surprise you 
With what our love still brings 
I'm never quiting you 
Even if you quit me 

And I got to tell you baby 
Our love is strong 
And I'm the one 
The one that did you wrong 

Don't say you love me 
That's what she said 
Don't say you love me 
That's what she said 

Don't say you love me 
Don't say you love me 
Don't say you love me 
Don't say you love me 

Neil Young - Don't Take Your Love Away From Me

There's just one thing 
I'm askin' of you 
There's just one thing, 
baby, I'm askin' of you 
Don't ever leave me, baby 
No matter what you do 
There's just one thing 
I'm askin' of you. 

Don't take your love away from me 
Don't take your love away from me 
'Cause if you ever leave me, baby 
How wrong you would be 
Don't take your love away from me. 

When I make a promise, 
you can bet that it's true 
When I make a promise, 
baby, you can bet that it's true 
So put your chips down, baby 
Empty your pockets, too 
'Cause when I make a promise, 
you can bet that it's true. 

Don't take your love away from me 
Don't take your love away from me 
'Cause if you ever leave me, baby 
How wrong you would be 
Don't take your love away from me. 

Neil Young - Double E

Back in the country, living on the Double E 
In the sunshine of her life 
There's already a young fellow but Mom and Daddy won't let her leave 
Mom and Poppa won't let her go 

But when they go out dancin' 
She breaks out on her own 
She's hot enough to burn the house down 
But Mom and Poppa don't know 

When Edith and Earl renamed the Double E 
They nearly made history 
The locals rose up, some of them were mad as hell 
Cause it used to be the Double L 

Change comes slow in the country 
When you're new there's a lot of distrust 
Years fly by uneventful 
Memories turn to dust 

Meanwhile Granny has got her bright colors on 
And the sun's shinin' in her eyes 
Cruisin' by the bars and honky-tonks where she met Grandpa 
And caught that young man's eye 

Dusty white El Dorado 
Cruisin' through the trees 
Slippin' through the shadows 
Of what used to be 

Back in the days, living in the summer of love 
Living in the summer of love 
Grandma's okay, not the same since Grandpa's gone 
She's living in the summer of love 

Back in the days, living in the summer of love 
Living in the summer of love 
Living in the summer of love 
Living in the summer of love 

Back in the days, living in the summer of love 
Living in the summer of love 

Neil Young - Down By The River

Be on my side, 
I'll be on your side, 
baby 
There is no reason 
for you to hide 
It's so hard for me 
staying here all alone 
When you could be 
taking me for a ride. 

Yeah, she could drag me 
over the rainbow, 
send me away 
Down by the river 
I shot my baby 
Down by the river, 
Dead, oh, shot her dead. 

You take my hand, 
I'll take your hand 
Together we may get away 
This much madness 
is too much sorrow 
It's impossible 
to make it today. 

Yeah, she could drag me 
over the rainbow, 
send me away 
Down by the river 
I shot my baby 
Down by the river, 
Dead, oh, shot her dead. 

Be on my side, 
I'll be on your side, 
baby 
There is no reason 
for you to hide 
It's so hard for me 
staying here all alone 
When you could be 
taking me for a ride. 

Yeah, she could drag me 
over the rainbow, 
send me away 
Down by the river 
I shot my baby 
Down by the river, 
Dead, oh, shot her dead. 

Neil Young - Down To The Wire

Every time you touch her 
sets your hands on fire, 
And every thing you've got 
is all that she requires. 
And you hang on, hang on, hang on 
to the words of a liar. 
You can feel it getting 
down to the wire. 

All the hurt you thought was gone 
has now returned, 
And every thing she's laughing at 
is all you learned. 
And you let go, let go, let go, 
'cause you know you're getting tired. 
Can you feel it getting 
down to the wire? 

Take the time to close your 
eyes and look around, 
'Cause anyone who helped you out 
can let you down. 
And look out, look out, look out, 
the voice is now the choir. 
Can you feel it getting 
down to the wire? 

Neil Young - Downtown

There's a place called Downtown 
Where the hippies all go 
And they dance the charleston 
And they do the limbo 
Yeah the hippies all go there 
'Cause they want to be seen 
It's like a room 
full of pictures 
It's like a psychedelic dream 

Downtown 
Let's go downtown 
Downtown at night 
Downtown 
Let's have a party 
Downtown at night 

Yeah it's 
right around the corner 
Up and down the hill 
When you hear the band playin' 
It's gonna give you a chill 
Give your money to the gateman 
Young blood in his eye 
Hold on to your baby 
When you slip into the sky 

Downtown 
Let's go downtown 
Downtown tonight 
Downtown 
Hear the band playin' 
Downtown all right 

[solo] 

Jimi's playin' in the back room 
Led Zeppelin on stage 
There's a mirror ball twirlin' 
And a note from Page 
Like a water-washed diamond 
In a river of sin 
Goin' down like a whirlpool 
When you get sucked in 

Downtown 
Let's go downtown 
Downtown tonight 
Downtown 
Hear the band playin' 
Downtown all right 

[solo] 

Downtown 
Let's go downtown 
Downtown tonight 
Downtown 
Let's have a party 
Downtown all right 

Neil Young - Dreamin' Man

I'm a dreamin' man, 
yes, that's my problem 
I can't tell 
when I'm not being real. 
In the meadow dusk 
I park my Aerostar 
With a loaded gun 
and sweet dreams of you. 

I'll always be a dreamin' man 
I don't have to understand 
I know it's alright. 

I see your curves and 
I feel your vibrations 
You dressed in black and white, 
you lost in the mall 
I watch you disappear 
past Club Med Vacations 
Another sleepless night, 
a sun that won't fall. 

I'll always be a dreamin' man 
I don't have to understand 
I know it's alright. 

Now the night is gone, 
a new day is dawning 
And our homeless dreams 
go back to the street 
Another time or place, 
another civilization 
Would really make 
this life feel so complete. 

I'll always be a dreamin' man 
I don't have to understand 
I know it's alright. 

Dreamin' man 
He's got a problem 
Dreamin' man 
Dreamin' man 
He's got a problem 
Dreamin' man. 

Neil Young - Drifter

I'm just a drifter 
I'll stay until you 
try to tie me down 
I'm not a quitter, baby 
I'd like to stay and see 
the whole thing go down. 

Don't try to tell me 
What I gotta do to fit 
Don't try to rescue me, 
I'm gonna go with my ship. 

What about you, did I ever 
take a thing from you? 
What about me, how do I know 
that your love is true? 
What about you, 
how can I count on you 
to count on me? 

I like to drive my car 
If I've got someplace to go 
I like to feel the wheel 
Put down the top 
and let it roll. 

Don't try to fence me in, 
Don't try to slow me down 
Don't try to speed me up, 
Or tie my feet 
down to the ground. 

What about you, did I ever 
take a thing from you? 
What about me, how do I know 
that your love is true? 
What about you, 
how can I count on you 
to count on me? 

I'm just a drifter 
I'll stay until 
you try to tie me down 
Don't try to rescue me, 
Don't try to rescue me 
I like to feel the wheel, 
I like to feel the wheel 
I like to feel the wheel. 

Neil Young - Eldorado

In the crystal ball 
The gypsy sees the villa 
The riders on the hill 
The fire in the fields 
She sees the mission bell 
Swinging in the silence 
Now the shooting starts 
The bullets pierce the hearts 
The seqoritas crying at the well. 

Up in the Gold Hotel 
The money hits the table 
The heavies all are there 
That's why the deal's goin' down 
Beautiful women all dressed in 
Diamonds and sable 
Down upon the street 
Beside a garbage heap 
A Mariachi band begins to play. 

Somewhere a blues guitar 
Plays echoes in the alleyway 
The Tijuana dawn 
Claims another day 
The golden sun 
Rises on the runway 
The pilot understands 
The money changes hands 
Inside the jet 
the briefcase snaps. Goodbye. 

In Eldorado town 
There lives a great bullfighter 
His eyes are screaming blue 
His hair is red as blood 
And when the gate goes up 
The crowd gets so excited 
And he comes dancin' out 
Dressed in gold lami 
He kills the bull 
and lives another day. 

Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

I think I'd like to go 
back home 
And take it easy 
There's a woman that 
I'd like to get to know 
Living there 

Everybody seems to wonder 
What it's like down here 
I gotta get away 
from this day-to-day 
running around, 
Everybody knows 
this is nowhere. 

Everybody, everybody knows 
Everybody knows. 

Every time I think about 
back home 
It's cool and breezy 
I wish that I could be there 
right now 
Just passing time. 

Everybody seems to wonder 
What it's like down here 
I gotta get away 
from this day-to-day 
running around, 
Everybody knows 
this is nowhere. 

Everybody, everybody knows 
Everybody knows. 

Neil Young - Everybody's Rockin'

When grandma and grandpa 
get out on the floor 
They rock until they drop 
and then they rock some more 
Yeah, everybody's rockin', 
well, everybody's rockin' 
Everybody's rockin', 
rockin' to the dancin' beat. 

From the shakey city 
down to New Orleans 
The Golden Gate 
to the Bronx and Queens 
Everybody's rockin', 
yeah, everybody's rockin', 
Well, everybody's rockin', 
rockin' to the dancin' beat. 

When Ronnie and Nancy 
do the bop on the lawn 
They're rockin' in the White House 
all night long. 
Everybody's rockin', 
everybody's rockin', 
Everybody's rockin', 
rockin' their blues away. 

Everybody's rockin', 
rockin' their blues away 
Everybody's rockin', 
rockin' all night and day. 

Everybody's rockin', 
everybody's rockin' 
Yeah, everybody's rockin', 
everybody's rockin' 
Everybody's rockin', 
rockin' to the dancin' beat. 
Everybody's rockin', 
dancin' to the rockin' beat. 

Neil Young - Expecting To Fly

There you stood 
on the edge of your feather, 
Expecting to fly. 
While I laughed, 
I wondered whether 
I could wave goodbye, 
Knowin' that you'd gone. 
By the summer it was healing, 
We had said goodbye. 
All the years 
we'd spent with feeling 
Ended with a cry, 
Babe, ended with a cry, 
Babe, ended with a cry. 

I tried so hard to stand 
As I stumbled 
and fell to the ground. 
So hard to laugh as I fumbled 
And reached for the love I found, 
Knowin' it was gone. 
If I never lived without you, 
Now you know I'd die. 
If I never said I loved you, 
Now you know I'd try, 
Babe, now you know I'd try. 
Babe, now you know I'd try, 
Babe. 

Neil Young - Fallen angel

Who's your saviour tonight 

You're surrounded 
by these walls 
and neon lights 

Hungry people 
move like waves 
behind the beat 

Where's the big drum 

Where's the feel 
of body heat 

Where's the big drum 

Where's the feel 
of body heat 

Neil Young - Falling from Above

Grandpa said to cousin Jed 
Sitting on the porch, 
"I won't retire 
But I might retread." 
Seem like that guy singin' this song 
Been doing it for a long time 
Is there anything he knows 
That he ain't said? 

Sing a song for freedom 
Sing a song for love 
Sing a song for depressed angels 
Falling from above. 
Grandpa held the paper 
Pretending he could see 
But he couldn't read 
Without his glasses on 
"How can all those people 
Afford so many things? 
When I was young we wore 
What we had on." 

Mamma said, "A little love and affection 
In everything you do 
Will make the world a better place 
With or without you. 
"A little love and affection 
In everything you do 
A better place 
With or without you." 

Slamming down some late night shots 
The artist and the hero compare 
Those envisions and afterthoughts 
For the twenty first century. 
But mostly came up with nothing 
So the truth was never learned 
And the human race just 
Kept rollin' on. 
Rollin' through the fighting 
Rollin' through the religious wars 
Rollin' down the temple walls 
And the churches' exposed sores. 
Rollin' through the fighting 
Through religious wars 
Mostly came up with nothing... 

"Grandpa, here's your glasses; 
You'll see much better now," 
Said that young girl 
Of Edith and Earl's. 
But Grandpa just kept starin' 
He was lost in some distant thought 
Then he turned and he said 
To that young girl, 

"A little love and affection 
In everything you do 
Will make the world a better place 
With or without you. 

"A little love and affection 
In everything you do 
A better place 
With or without you." 

Hear the rooster crowin' 
Down on the Double E 
It's a new morning 
Breaking on the green. 
Bouncing off the Towers, 
The sun's heading for the street 
The business meeting 
Window shades are drawn. 
Another morning edition 
Is headed for the porch 
Because Grandma puts down the paper 
Before Grandpa raises his fork. 

A little love and affection 
In every thing you do 
A better place 
With or without you. 

Neil Young - Field Of Opportunity

I've been wrong before 
And I'll be there again 
I don't have 
any answers my friend 
Just this pile of old questions 
My memory left me here 
In the field of opportunity 
It's plowin' time again. 

I'm going' back to my house 
But I'm not goin' now 
It's too early 
to be leaving here, somehow 
Let me bore you with this story 
"How my lover let me down" 
While I borrow seeds of sadness 
From the ground. 

In the field of opportunity 
It's plowin' time again. 
There ain't no way of telling 
Where these seeds 
will rise or when 
I'll just wait 
around 'til springtime 
And then, I'll find a friend 
In the field of opportunity 
It's plowin' time again. 

When I'm all done cultivatin' 
I'll be rockin' on the porch 
Tryin' to picture 
you and where you are 
And there'll be no hesitatin' 
When Cupid lights the torch 
With those headlights 
comin' down the hill 
Between the stars. 

In the field of opportunity 
It's plowin' time again. 
There ain't no way of telling 
Where these seeds 
will rise or when 
I'll just wait 
around 'til springtime 
And then, I'll find a friend 
In the field of opportunity 
It's plowin' time again. 

Neil Young - Find the Cost of Freedom

Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground 
Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down 
Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground 
Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down 

Neil Young - Fool for your Love

All through the lonesome night 
I tossed and I turned 
Lost in these dreams of you 
since the day I learned 
How could you give yourself 
to another man 
A fool for your love, 
fool for your love. 
Fool for your love. 

Look how your eyes have changed, 
all the love has gone 
Where did I lose you babe, 
what did I do wrong 
How could you give yourself 
to another man 
I'm a fool for your love, 
fool for your love. 
Fool for your love. 

Now you won't say goodbye, 
But you don't want to stay 
I never thought that I 
Would lose you this way. 

A fool for your love. 

All through the lonesome night 
I tossed and I turned 
Lost in these dreams of you 
since the day I learned 
How could you give yourself 
to another man 
A fool for your love, 
fool for your love. 

Fool for your love. 
A fool for your love, 
I hold on your love. 
I'm just a fool in love with you. 

I'm a fool, fool for your love 
I'm just a fool for your love 
I'm a fool for you. 

Neil Young - For The Turnstiles

All the sailors 
with their seasick mamas 
Hear the sirens on the shore, 
Singin' songs 
for pimps with tailors 
Who charge ten dollars 
at the door. 

You can really 
learn a lot that way 
It will change you 
in the middle of the day. 
Though your confidence 
may be shattered, 
It doesn't matter. 

All the great explorers 
Are now in granite laid, 
Under white sheets 
for the great unveiling 
At the big parade. 

You can really 
learn a lot that way 
It will change you 
in the middle of the day. 
Though your confidence 
may be shattered, 
It doesn't matter. 

All the bushleague batters 
Are left to die 
on the diamond. 
In the stands 
the home crowd scatters 
For the turnstiles, 
For the turnstiles, 
For the turnstiles. 

Neil Young - For What It's Worth

There's something happening here 
What it is ain't exactly clear 
There's a man with a gun over there 
Telling me I got to beware 

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 

There's battle lines being drawn 
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong 
Young people speaking their minds 
Getting so much resistance from behind 

I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 

What a field-day for the heat 
A thousand people in the street 
Singing songs and carrying signs 
Mostly say, hooray for our side 

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 

Paranoia strikes deep 
Into your life it will creep 
It starts when you're always afraid 
You step out of line, the man come and take you away 

We better stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 
Stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 
Stop, now, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 
Stop, children, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down 

Neil Young - From Hank To Hendrix

From Hank to Hendrix 
I walked these streets with you 
Here I am with this old guitar 
Doin' what I do. 

I always expected 
That you should see me through 
I never believed in much 
But I believed in you. 

Can we get it together 
Can we still stand side by side 
Can we make it last 
Like a musical ride? 

From Marilyn to Madonna 
I always loved your smile 
Now we're headed 
for the big divorce 
California-style. 

I found myself singin' 
Like a long-lost friend 
The same thing that makes you live 
Can kill you in the end. 

Can we get it together 
Can we still stand side by side 
Can we make it last 
Like a musical ride? 

Sometime it's distorted 
Not clear to you 
Sometimes the beauty of love 
Just comes ringin' through. 

New glass in the window 
New leaf on the tree 
New distance between us 
You and me. 

Can we get it together 
Can we still walk side by side 
Can we make it last 
Like a musical ride? 

Neil Young - Get back on

Think I'll get back on the highway 
I hope I'll see you soon 
Get back on it, get back on it 
Think I'll get back on the highway 
I hope I'll see you soon 
Get back on it, get back on it 
I may be late in comin' though 
I got some things I gotta do 

Don't let me see your tail lights 
I pull a heavy load 
Get back on it, get back on it 
Don't let me see your tail lights 
I pull a heavy load 
Get back on it, get back on it 
There ain't no way 
to stop it though 
Oh, it might explode. 

It's too late for General Custer 
Too late for Robert E. Lee 
Get back on it, get back on it 
It's too late for General Custer 
Too late for Robert E. Lee 
Get back on it, get back on it 
But I'll get back on the highway 
Before it's too late for me 
Get back on it, get back on it. 

Think I'll get back on the highway 
I hope I'll see you soon 
Get back on it, get back on it 
Think I'll get back on the highway 
I hope I'll see you soon 
Get back on it, get back on it 
I may be late in comin' though 
I got some things I gotta do. 

Neil Young - Get Gone

When I was a young boy, 
it weren't too late 
I had me a Buick, was a '48 
Yeah, tons and tons 
of rollin' steel 
With a long black hoad 
and four big wheels. 

Well, I worked so hard 
I flunked out of school 
And everybody said 
I was a teenage fool 
Meanwhile I wrote me 
a new set of rules 
'Bout how to get gone 
and how to be cool. 

Well, we hit the road 
like a ton o' bricks 
With an old guitar 
and a few hot licks 
We were rockin' in the city 
and rockin' in the sticks 
Didn't make much money 
but we had a lotta kicks. 

Get gone, get gone 
Get gone, oh yeah, get gone 
Get gone, get gone 
Get gone, oh yeah, get gone. 

Well, then one day 
a city slicker walked up 
Said, son, I'm gonna make you 
a million bucks 
Gonna fly around the country 
in a big ol' plane 
Gonna get a lotta drugs, 
gonna feel no pain. 

Well, I knew we were breakin' 
that highway rule 
When we pulled outta town 
a little low on fuel 
That big ol' plane 
fell from the sky 
Me and the boys 
kissed the world goodbye 
Yeah, me and the boys 
kissed the world goodbye. 

Get gone, get gone 
Get gone, oh yeah, get gone 
Get gone, get gone 
Get gone, oh yeah, get gone. 

Neil Young - Good To See You

Good to see you 
Good to see you again 
Good to see your face again 
Good to see you 

I'm the suitcase in your hallway 
I'm the footsteps on your floor 
When I'm looking down on you 
I feel like 
I know what my life is for 

Good to see you 
Good to see you again 
Good to see your face again 
Good to see you 

I've been down the endless highway 
I've passed on the solid line 
Now at last I'm home to you 
I feel like making up for lost time 

Good to see you 
Good to see you again 
Good to see your face again 
It's good to see you 

Neil Young - Grandpa's Interview

"Grandpa, here's your coffee," 
said Edith, as she filled his cup. 
"Nobody'll find you here, 
and Earl is glad you guys showed up." 
"The way things are downtown, 
you might have to stay for awhile. 

There was a helicopter hovering over your house 
when I talked to your neighbor, Kyle." 
"Who the hell do they think they are, 
Invading our home like that? 
Grandma and I had to leave so fast, 
We couldn't even catch the cat." 

"The helicopter scared the shit out of him, 
and it took off down a trail, 
down past the railroad track, 
towards the county jail." 

"Jed, you really screwed up now! 
What did you have to do that for? 
Everybody wants to hang your ass, 
and here's a note from Lenore." 
Sun touched the cold steel bars 
as she pushed the paper in. 
Jed took it up and read it 
and he couldn't hide a grin. 

Outside the jail window 
a crow flew across the sky, 
completely disappearing behind each bar, 
then a helicopter flew by. 
"Say hi to Earl and Edith. 
Tell 'm I'm doing fine. 
Tell 'm it's time for them to let you go now, 
they should cut the line." 

"Can grandma come and see me? 
I got a new song to sing 
it's longer than all the others combined 
and it doesn't mean a thing." 
The noise was unfamiliar, 
generators whirling, 
walkie-talkies screaming, 
vans parked in the open field. 

TV crews and cameras, 
they wanted to interview grandpa on the porch. 
They came through the gate and across the lawn 
knocking down Edith's Tiki Torch. 
And grandpa saw them there, 
looking through the venetian blind. 
"Those people don't have any respect, 
so they won't get any of mine." 

"I don't wanna talk about Jed. 
I don't watch channel 2 or 6 or 9. 
I don't have time to talk that fast, 
and it ain't my crime." 

"It ain't a privilege to be on TV 
and it ain't a duty either. 
The only good thing about TV 
is shows like 'Leave it to Beaver.'" 

"'Shows with love and affection', 
like mama used to say. 
A little Mayberry living 
could go a long way." 

He took Earl's shotgun down from the closet, 
loaded up both barrels. 
Walked out on the porch and fired 'm off, 
and up walked a woman named Carol. 

"Susan Carol from Early Magazine, 
I got some questions to ask." 
"Well you can stick 'm where the sun don't shine!" 
grandpa said with a gasp. 

Then he fell face first and let out a sigh, 
and Edith ran out in shock. 
He was looking at her from down on the floor, 
Grandpa looked like he was trying to talk. 

"That guy just keeps singin'! 
Can somebody shut him up? 
I don't know for the life of me 
where he comes up with that stuff." 

They laid his head on a newspaper 
with a picture of Carmichael on the front page, 
posing with the little league baseball team, 
and a seedy shot of Jed on a motorcycle. 

Grandpa died a hero. 
Trying to stop the media. 
Fighting for freedom of silence. 
Trying to be anonymous. 

Share your loving and you live so long. 

Share your loving and you live so long. 

Share your loving and you live so long. 

Live so long. 

Neil Young - Hangin' On A Limb

Though the river flows 
Gently to the sea 
He was on the shore 
Rooted like a tree 
She was here and there 
Riding on the waves 
Through it all she heard his call 
And gave it all she gave. 

And though their love 
was hangin' on a limb 
She taught him how to dance 
and start again 
And though their love 
was hangin' on a limb 
She taught him how to dance. 

And when the melody 
Through the window called 
It echoed in the courtyard 
And whispered in the halls 
He played it through the night 
She knew he had to go 
There was something about freedom 
He thought he didn't know. 

And though their love 
was hangin' on a limb 
She taught him how to dance 
and start again 
And though their love 
was hangin' on a limb 
She taught him how to dance. 

Though the river flowed 
Gently to the sea 
He was on the shore 
Rooted like a tree 
She was here and there 
Riding on the waves 
Through it all she heard his call 
And gave it all she gave. 

And though their love 
was hangin' on a limb 
She taught him how to dance. 

Neil Young - Hard Luck Stories

Don't tell me hard luck stories 
And I won't tell you mine 
Don't tell me hard luck stories 
And I won't tell you mine. 

Every time you're feelin' fine 
Got another good one on the line 
It slips away, 
You feel it slip away, slip away. 

I don't want no more from you 
Won't do what you want me to 
Turn me loose 
Come on turn me loose, 
turn me loose. 

Every time I'm feelin' good 
The phone rings 
and I knock on wood 
Hoping that it won't be you 
Calling like you always do. 

All you ever seem to say is 
How much bad luck came your way 
You won't try to start again 
You just count 
on your old friends. 

Don't tell me hard luck stories 
And I won't tell you mine 
Don't tell me hard luck stories 
And I won't tell you mine. 

Now you call up every day 
Got no money no place to stay 
That girl made a mess of you 
You got what was comin' too. 

Build her up and let her down 
Tastin' everythin' in town 
Treat her right, you never 
Treat her right, treat her right. 

Now she's gone and you're alone 
Bite your fingers to the bone 
Slip away, 
You feel it slip away, slip away. 

You don't know what's goin' on 
How you lost it, what went wrong 
What ever happened to 
The love that you once knew. 

Don't tell me hard luck stories 
And I won't tell you mine 
Don't tell me hard luck stories 
And I won't tell you mine. 

Neil Young - Harvest

Did I see you down 
in a young girl's town 
With your mother in so much pain? 
I was almost there 
at the top of the stairs 
With her screamin' in the rain. 

Did she wake you up 
to tell you that 
It was only a change of plan? 
Dream up, dream up, 
let me fill your cup 
With the promise of a man. 

Did I see you walking with the boys 
Though it was not hand in hand? 
And was some black face 
in a lonely place 
When you could understand? 

Did she wake you up 
to tell you that 
It was only a change of plan? 
Dream up, dream up, 
let me fill your cup 
With the promise of a man. 

Will I see you give 
more than I can take? 
Will I only harvest some? 
As the days fly past 
will we lose our grasp 
Or fuse it in the sun? 

Did she wake you up 
to tell you that 
It was only a change of plan? 
Dream up, dream up, 
let me fill your cup 
With the promise of a man. 

Neil Young - Harvest Moon

Come a little bit closer 
Hear what I have to say 
Just like children sleepin' 
We could dream this night away. 

But there's a full moon risin' 
Let's go dancin' in the light 
We know where the music's playin' 
Let's go out and feel the night. 

Because I'm still in love with you 
I want to see you dance again 
Because I'm still in love with you 
On this harvest moon. 

When we were strangers 
I watched you from afar 
When we were lovers 
I loved you with all my heart. 

But now it's gettin' late 
And the moon is climbin' high 
I want to celebrate 
See it shinin' in your eye. 

Because I'm still in love with you 
I want to see you dance again 
Because I'm still in love with you 
On this harvest moon. 

Neil Young - Hawks & doves

Ain't getting old, 
ain't getting younger though 
Just getting used 
to the lay of the land 
I ain't tongue-tied, 
just don't got nothin' to say 
I'm proud to be livin' in the U.S.A. 

Ready to go, willin' to stay and pay 
U.S.A., U.S.A. 
So my sweet love can dance 
another free day 
U.S.A., U.S.A. 

In history we painted pictures grim 
The devil knows 
we might feel that way again 
The big wind blows, 
so the tall grass bends 
But for you don't 
push too hard my friend. 

Ready to go, willin' to stay and pay 
U.S.A., U.S.A. 
So my sweet wife can dance 
another free day 
U.S.A., U.S.A. 

Got people here 
down on their knees and prayin' 
Hawks and doves 
are circlin' in the rain 
Got rock and roll, 
got country music playin' 
If you hate us, you just 
don't know what you're sayin'. 

Ready to go, willin' to stay and pay 
U.S.A., U.S.A. 
So my sweet love can dance 
another free day 
U.S.A., U.S.A. 

Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

I want to live, 
I want to give 
I've been a miner 
for a heart of gold. 
It's these expressions 
I never give 
That keep me searching 
for a heart of gold 
And I'm getting old. 
Keeps me searching 
for a heart of gold 
And I'm getting old. 

I've been to Hollywood 
I've been to Redwood 
I crossed the ocean 
for a heart of gold 
I've been in my mind, 
it's such a fine line 
That keeps me searching 
for a heart of gold 
And I'm getting old. 
Keeps me searching 
for a heart of gold 
And I'm getting old. 

Keep me searching 
for a heart of gold 
You keep me searching 
for a heart of gold 
And I'm getting old. 
I've been a miner 
for a heart of gold. 

Neil Young - Helpless

There is a town in north Ontario, 
With dream comfort memory to spare, 
And in my mind 
I still need a place to go, 
All my changes were there. 

Blue, blue windows behind the stars, 
Yellow moon on the rise, 
Big birds flying across the sky, 
Throwing shadows on our eyes. 
Leave us 

Helpless, helpless, helpless 
Baby can you hear me now? 
The chains are locked 
and tied across the door, 
Baby, sing with me somehow. 

Blue, blue windows behind the stars, 
Yellow moon on the rise, 
Big birds flying across the sky, 
Throwing shadows on our eyes. 
Leave us 

Helpless, helpless, helpless. 

Neil Young - Here We Are In The Years

Now that the holidays have come 
They can relax and watch the sun 
Rise above all 
of the beautiful things 
They've done. 

Go to the country take the dog 
Look at the sky without the smog 
See the world laugh 
at the farmers feeding hogs 
Eat hot dogs. 

What a pity 
That the people from the city 
Can't relate to the slower things 
That the country brings. 

Time itself is bought and sold. 
The spreading fear of growing old 
Contains a thousand foolish games 
That we play. 

While people 
planning trips to stars 
Allow another boulevard to claim 
A quiet country lane 
It's insane. 

So the subtle face is a loser 
This time around. 
Here we are in the years 
Where the showman 
shifts the gears 
Lives become careers 
Children cry in fear 
Let us out of here! 

Neil Young - Hey Babe

Hey babe, 
say you're mine, all mine. 
I need it oh so bad. 
Hey babe, hey babe. 
I know that all things pass. 
Let's try to make this last. 

Oh, can you see 
my love shining for you? 
Oh, can you see 
my love shining for you? 

Hey babe, can I count on you 
To see me through? 
Hey babe, hey babe. 
All I need is your love 
And the stars above. 

Oh, can you see 
my love shining for you? 
Oh, can you see 
my love shining for you? 

Hey babe, 
say you're mine, all mine. 
I need you oh so bad. 
Hey babe, hey babe. 
I know that all things pass. 
Let's try to make this last. 

Oh, can you see 
my love shining for you? 
Oh, can you see 
my love shining for you? 

Hey babe, 
I know that all things pass. 
Let's try to make this last. 

Neil Young - Hey Hey

Well, I've seen some women 
They put your soul on ice 
They want a piece of the action 
But they never 
let you roll the dice. 

That's the kind of woman 
Bring a good man down 
That's the kind of woman 
I don't want around 
Hey hey. 

I got a woman that dances 
She knows how to jump and shout 
Now she don't wanna use me 
'Cause she knows 
how it wears me out. 

Yeah, she's the woman 
With the magic touch 
She don't want to lose me 
'Cause she loves me too much 
Hey hey. 

Hey hey, 
my woman looks good to me 
Hey hey, 
my woman looks good to me. 
Yeah, she knows how to please me 
She knows how to set me free. 

Get off of that couch 
Turn off that M.T.V. 
Get off of that couch 
Turn off your M.T.V. 
Hey hey, 
my woman looks good to me 

Neil Young - Hey Hey,My My (Into The Black)

Hey hey, my my 
Rock and roll can never die 
There's more to the picture 
Than meets the eye. 
Hey hey, my my. 

Out of the blue 
and into the black 
You pay for this, 
but they give you that 
And once you're gone, 
you can't come back 
When you're out of the blue 
and into the black. 

The king is gone 
but he's not forgotten 
Is this the story 
of Johnny Rotten? 
It's better to burn out 
'cause rust never sleeps 
The king is gone 
but he's not forgotten. 

Hey hey, my my 
Rock and roll can never die 
There's more to the picture 
Than meets the eye. 

Neil Young - Hippie Dream

Take my advice 
Don't listen to me 
It ain't paradise 
But it used to be 
There was a time 
When the river was wide 
And the water 
came running down 
To the rising tide 
But the wooden ships 
Were just a hippie dream 
Just a hippie dream. 

Don't bat an eye 
Don't waste a word 
Don't mention nothin' 
That could go unheard 
'Cause the tie-dye sails 
Are the screamin' sheets 
And the dusty trail 
Leads to blood 
in the streets 
And the wooden ships 
Are a hippie dream 
Capsized in excess 
If you know what I mean. 

Just because 
it's over for you 
Don't mean 
it's over for me 
It's a victory 
for the heart 
Every time 
the music starts 
So please 
don't kill the machine 
Don't kill the machine 
Don't kill the machine. 

Another flower child 
goes to seed 
In an ether-filled 
room of meat-hooks 
It's so ugly 
So ugly. 

Neil Young - Hold Back the Tears

Hello, my old friend. 
It's good 
to see you smiling. 
You've been around so long, 
you must be strong. 
And single life really 
has its fine points, 
Like friends to help you out 
when things go wrong. 

Hold back the tears 
That you've been cryin'. 
Push off the fears 
When they come around. 

Hold back the tears, 
And keep on trying. 
Just around the next corner 
May be waiting your true love. 

Two lying fools, 
And then four cryin' eyes, 
Counting on one another 
to survive. 
Crazy love 
must surely have this pain, 
If getting up 
means going down again. 

Hold back the tears 
That you've been cryin'. 
Push off the fears 
When they come around. 

Hold back the tears, 
And keep on trying. 
Just around the next corner 
May be waiting your true love. 

Neil Young - Hold On To Your Love

Hold on to your love 
Hold on to your love 
Though you may feel 
tired and blue. 
The things you say, 
The things you dream 
you might do, 
Come true if you 
Hold on to your love. 

How long the day? 
How dark the night 
spent apart? 
Is this the way to learn? 
Go your own way 
Although you may 
break a heart 
Don't let it start 
Hold on to your love. 

Hold on to your love. 
Hold on to your love. 

The things you say, 
The things you dream 
you might do, 
If only you 
hold on to your love. 
Hold on to your love. 

Neil Young - Homegrown

Homegrown's 
all right with me. 
Homegrown 
is the way it should be. 
Homegrown 
is a good thing. 
Plant that bell 
and let it ring.