Daylight again,
Following me to bed.
I think about a hundred years ago,
How my fathers bled.

I think I see a valley,
Covered with bones in blue.
All the brave soldiers that cannot get older,
'Been asking after you.

Hear the past a'calling,
From Armageddon's side.
When everyone's talking and no one is listening,
How can we decide?

Do we find the cost of freedom
Buried in the ground?
Mother Earth will swallow you,
Lay your body down.

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    General CommentI think that the last verse is really beautiful... perhaps the song is about war, the decay of humanity(hence the part about being buried-- which also is obviously a reference to a soldiers death, and the mention of Armageddon). Great song.
    Chrsitianaon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the civil war. It would make sense- 100 years ago from the 60's would be about the time the civil war took place. one of my favorite CSNY songs.
    annaywon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about the Civil War.

    I think this one is pretty straight forward.
    TehGreatMutatoon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt’s most likely about the Civil War, however it borrows some Christian images. The Valley could represent the Valley of Death and Armageddon means to reveal, thus Revelation, the past calling could refer to values lost in the past that will eventually lead to the decay of society and the beginning the Armageddon. The last verse is blatantly a reference not only to the Civil War but also most likely Vietnam asking if we can really find “Freedom” “Buried in the Ground” or in other words the dead soldiers who sacrifice their lives for “Freedom”.
    Mrhistoryon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a warning. We fought each other before, it might happen again. Listen to the third verse. Powerful.
    Coopnbgon November 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is actually about the battle of the Little Bighorn.

    "I think about a hundred years ago" - The battle specifically took place 106 years before the song's release.

    "I think I see a valley, covered with bones in blue" - Much of the assault took place in the valley of the Little Bighorn river, hence the name, and as we know it was a very lopsided victory for the Native warriors.

    "All the brave soldiers who cannot get older been askin after you." Where "You" is George Custer, whose arrogance caused him to completely underestimate the fight the Natives would bring and whose foolish decisions as a commander doomed his men.

    graphicon March 08, 2017   Link

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