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    My InterpretationI always assumed the song was written for his daughter. Why?

    "I got to bet that your old man"
    Here he refers to himself as a father, not as a boyfriend/husband because he also sings

    "Turned you loose, your mama, too. There wasn't a thing that you could do."
    Children are not in a position to negotiate. He left his daughter and her mother.

    They are the silhouettes at the window when he leaves them to go back on the road. But her arms welcome him back every time in spite of that. It's daddy, after all.

    He feels warmth "by the little things you say" - the musings of a child are often heartwarming. At the same time, she can't stay young forever. He'll have to leave again and it hurts both of them. "It's a razor love that cuts clean through."
    zelifiaon May 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIs this song about cocaine?
    notmj20on May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think of it as a love song but maybe thats naive and wishful. I hate to think such a beautiful song is about coke. I can't say for sure, all i know is it's definitely a great great song. I think it's a love song.
    pezdelon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite Neil Young song and I think you just ruined it for me!
    mrtewon December 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think he found a lover whose dad he knows. A popular artist .
    He knew this dad was caught up in himself and career and left her and her mom

    He was acknowledging his awareness of her dad leaving for himself

    He loved her
    But perhaps like her dad was not great at showing love

    But he was aware and fixed

    He lives the way she makes him feel
    Clamonton December 23, 2017   Link

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