"On The Way Home" as written by and Neil Young....
When the dream came,
I held my breath with my eyes closed.
I went insane,
Like a smoke ring day when the wind blows.
Now I won't be back till later on,
If I do come back at all,
But you know me, and I miss you now.

In a strange game,
I saw myself as you knew me.
When the change came,
And you had a chance to see through me.
Though the other side is just the same,
You can tell my dream is real,
Because I love you, can you see me now.

Though we rush ahead to save our time,
We are only what we feel.
And I love you, Can you feel it now?



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    General CommentIt's about an experiance that brought him alot closer to someone, probably tripping on acid or smoking weed together, and now they understand each other really well. The last quote is great and pretty self-explanitory.
    swing_forty_twoon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot sure about that, brilliant song tho, to be honest prefer the Springfield version to those on the various Neil Young live releases
    alioflyon October 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti always heard it was a kiss-off to the buffalo springfield. and stephen stills in particular.
    very emotionally powered song.
    classic.
    ShakeyFan2on January 21, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningto me it is about coming home from viet nam in the early 70's and how happy it was going to be!!
    scr7898on August 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI prefer the 4 Way Street CSNY version -
    Neil sang it acoustically with CSNY, and
    as a ballad, whereas Richie Furay sang
    it with the Springfield
    rockboy52on December 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI've always heard it was a kiss off or F-you to the band and Stephen Stills in particular. Neil was supposed to sing it, but he quit the band, again, so Richie Furay sang it. That view of the lyrics would make since, because it was one of only a few songs that Richie Furay brought with him to Poco in live concerts. Poco still performs it to this day with Rusty Young singing it when Richie's not with the band. And then Neil played his ballad version of the song live for years...
    twarn85on January 10, 2014   Link

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