Ain't a day goes by
I don't burn a little bit of my soul
Ain't a day goes by
I don't burn a little bit of my soul
Scored some friends along the way
Did what I did, said what I had to say
And I'd do it all again if I had to today
When all is said and done
I'm the one

It's a long hard road
when your friends start
to leave you behind
It's a long hard road
when you try to find peace of mind
Some might go for poison
And some go for too much stuff
Some just go to sleep at night
And forget to wake up

Cocaine eyes
Can't hide your face
It's no surprise
You lose the race
Again

Ain't a day goes by
I don't burn a little bit of my soul
Ain't a day goes by
I don't burn a little bit of my soul
Scored some friends along the way
Did what I did, said what I had to say
And I'd do it all again if I had to today
Cause when all is said and done
I'm the one

I'm the one, yeah

Cocaine eyes
It won't hide your face
It's no surprise
You lost the race
Once again
My old friend


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    General CommentIt is about losing a friend to a coke addiction. However, I find it ironic considering Neil Young has done a lot of coke in his day (check out the video from The Last Waltz with coke boogers in his nose).
    discgoon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe could also be talking about himself in third person in those verses

    Also, the rest of the song in in first person, so I think it's more about his own personal coke addiction
    sephspinon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhile Neil admittedly did his share of the powder in the 70's, both himself and people who knew him have stated that he most certainly was not a coke addict. He did it from time to time and then would stop for long periods.
    danger birdon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song about what cocaine does to your life and what it did to him. You make "friends" and lose them along the way. Great song.
    pringles21on January 03, 2010   Link

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