Neil Young — After the Gold Rush
Album: After the Gold Rush
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:42
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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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 givendale wrote:
Shut the fuck up Neil
 
You should do us all a favour and take your own advice.
Shut the fuck up Neil
Spread love
C-L-A-S-S-I-C
 Stefen wrote:
It hurts my throat just to listen.
 
Hmmmm.  I'm not an expert, but that sounds like you're listening wrong.
It hurts my throat just to listen.
"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."

Those words will be on my grave -
its all written in my last will

what a way to start a Saturday morning, cold and overcast.  It's suddenly got a lot brighter !


20

One of the songs my co-worker could play my first summer working in the bush so rated up for the memories.

My Jew's harp accompaniment added a certain je ne sais quos. 


This song is extremely poetic, prophetic and hauntingly beautiful. My favorite on the album and one of my Neil Young favs.
 justin4kick wrote:

Neil opened with this song (solo with a pump organ) on his tour with The Promise Of The Real. He changed the lyrics to "Look at Mother Nature on the run In the 21st century." 

I wonder what the world would look like if we had Neil for president.
 
"I wonder what the world would look like if we had Neil for president."  what a Great idea!!!
 unclehud wrote:
Saw an incredibly interesting PBS special about David Geffen, who sued Neil Young, his own client.  Seems that Neil recorded "Trans" and another rockabilly album after signing with Asylum, David's label.

The albums did poorly, since fans — and Mr Geffen — wanted more "typical Neil".  The lawsuit was based on Neil's output being so very different from what was expected.

Ironically, the two got over it, and Neil recorded at least one more album before leaving Asylum.  Mr Young was quite honest about everything when interviewed for the TV show, and seemed like he and David were still buddies.

 
Pretty close, but David Geffen sued Neil while running Geffen Records, not Asylum.  Geffen had co-founded Asylum Records but was no longer in control of it by the late 1970s.  "Trans", "Everybody's Rockin'", and two other albums were released on Geffen Records in the late 1980s.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Listen, until you are lying in a burned out basement, you just don't get it.   

 
That's the truth.
schön! magazine
Saw an incredibly interesting PBS special about David Geffen, who sued Neil Young, his own client.  Seems that Neil recorded "Trans" and another rockabilly album after signing with Asylum, David's label.

The albums did poorly, since fans — and Mr Geffen — wanted more "typical Neil".  The lawsuit was based on Neil's output being so very different from what was expected.

Ironically, the two got over it, and Neil recorded at least one more album before leaving Asylum.  Mr Young was quite honest about everything when interviewed for the TV show, and seemed like he and David were still buddies.
Listen, until you are lying in a burned out basement, you just don't get it.   
 Cynaera wrote:
Totally agree.  And he could switch out the "Poignant" with "Asshole." No, not my opinion, but he's very outspoken so a lot of people probably think of him as an asshole.  (John Mellencamp refers to himself as "The Little Bastard" because he's fully aware of how some people view him.)  Mr. Young has more than earned his stripes in the music business. He's made enemies because of his outspoken viewpoints, but he's also embraced a huge and loyal following (of which I am a staunch member.) 

I will always love Neil Young's music, because during a time when I didn't know who I was or what was expected of me or even what I wanted for my life, his music guided me.

And now I am an anti-government, anarchistic rebel with a stockpile of food and a paranoia of anyone who offers something that looks too good to be true.  Okay, can't blame Neil Young for that, but he opened the door... {#Mrgreen}
 
Everybody in my elevators misses you so much, Cynaera...  we love this song...  this link shows Neil Young's most recent outspoken viewpoint, and everybody in my elevators applauds him...
Future shock.  Alvin Toffler  {#Exclaim}    October 3 1928 - June 27 2016  A fine mind  Rests In Peace
 msymmes wrote:
"Look at Mother Nature on the run In the nineteen seventies."
 
And now look at this planet in 2016...

 
Neil opened with this song (solo with a pump organ) on his tour with The Promise Of The Real. He changed the lyrics to "Look at Mother Nature on the run In the 21st century." 

I wonder what the world would look like if we had Neil for president.