"You And Me" as written by Rex K. Rideout and Ledisi Anibade Young....
Open up your eyes
See how life time flies
Open up and let the light back in

Open up your heart
Let the lovin' start
Open up and let the light back in

I was thinking of you and me
Makin' love beneath the tree
And now I wonder could it be

Thinkin' 'bout the times we had
Some were good and some were bad
Guitar fightin' the T.V.

I was thinkin' 'bout you and me
I was thinkin' 'bout you and me
I was thinkin' of you and me
I was thinkin' 'bout you and me

Lookin' at you just the other night
Dancin' in the evening light
True love conquers all

Old man sittin' there
Touch of grey, but he don't care
When he hears his children call

I was thinkin' 'bout you and me
I was thinkin' 'bout you and me
I was thinkin' 'bout you and me
I was thinkin' 'bout you and me

Open up your eyes
See how life time flies
Open up and let the light back in


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"You and Me" as written by Neil Young

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    General Commentlove this part of the song:
    "Thinking 'bout the times we had
    Some were good and some were bad
    Guitar fighting' the TV."
    specifically the part where he says Guitar fighting the tv. shame there isnt any other posts for such a beautiful song.
    floydian18on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song.
    I think it's about relationships, and looking back over time at the time spent together with your partner. "True love conquers all." I would also say that it's about life in general, and how time passes so quickly, and it's important to remember what really matters.
    acadianon February 21, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionNeil Young, really, is sort of a New Age songwriter.
    Obviously he's "folk-rock" too, but there's a strong spiritual streak running through his songs
    This whole album (Harvest Moon) is very "spiritual" in the First Nations, shamanistic meaning of the word
    This is one of his better albums, I feel, and this is a great song.
    Agree with floydian18, too
    "guitar fightin' the TV" isa great line.
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about truely being happy with your life and the love you have for you family. All couples have hard times and disagrements, but if the love is real like he says "true love conqours all". He is very happy with his life with Peggy and his children. Neil has much pride for his family. As time has crept up on Neil and the grey has started to show he knows that his relationship with his family is truely wonderful. He is telling us all that life goes by fast and don't let the hard times get in the way.
    "True love conquors all"
    dreaminman29on September 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my very favorite Neil Young acoustic songs. Just gorgeous. I think Neil is talking about he and his wife, Peggy, and the ups and downs of a marriage. But the key is that indeed "true love conquors all." I always considered "You And Me" the emotional center of HARVEST MOON. Just a beautiful, vulnerable song.
    Rickveeon March 17, 2014   Link

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