after the gold rush

it’s just a song. however, this particular song seems to say more about how i feel than most. there you go.


Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
In armor coming,
Saying something about a queen.
There were peasants singing and
Drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree.
There was a fanfare blowing
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 lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes.
I was hoping for replacement
When the sun burst thru the sky.
There was a band playing in my head
And I felt like getting high.
I was thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie.
Thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie.

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver
Space ships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun,
There were children crying
And colors flying
All around the chosen ones.
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun.
They were flying Mother Nature’s
Silver seed to a new home in the sun.
Flying Mother Nature’s
Silver seed to a new home.

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11 thoughts on “after the gold rush

  1. Fran’s imac doesn’t have the right click…he’s got to hit the little curly-q thingee and click, and it takes too long, and makes me very happy with my Vaio. muaah!

    That said..Neil Young just makes me a happy girl. 🙂

  2. This song is great..
    I think there is a very good interpretation of this song by:
    EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt–beautiful harmony together.

  3. Gosh. That’s really beautiful.

    For some reason, mine automatically streamed (I’m sorry!!), instead of asking me to save the file. How do I save it?

  4. it’s ok to stream, really. but the best way to deal with mp3s is to right clicky (on a pc) or i think, control+clicky on a mac? those mac people don’t have a right clicky. anyway, do that thing, and then go “save link target as” or … you know, it’s something like that.

    i’m not that stressed about streaming, it’s just, well, good not to let people be in the habit of that. it all adds up.

  5. oh yeah, and once you have streamed, most browsers are cacheing, and they cache, so the d/l goes really fast. so if you do it right away, it’s generally ok.

  6. I have a right clicky on my mac. It’s the one pc thing that I really missed with my standard mac mouse…but a nice usb infrared mouse called “jr.” has 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. It makes it wonderful.

  7. Neil Young is a wise man, somewhere along the line he caught hold of the cosmic mindwave and he’s been singing songs about it ever since…

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