"Down To The Wire" as written by and Neil Young....
Every time you touch her sets your hands on fire,
And every thing you've got is all that she requires.
And you hang on, hang on, hang on to the words of a liar.
You can feel it getting down to the wire.

All the hurt you thought was gone has now returned,
And every thing she's laughing at is all you learned.
And you let go, let go, let go, 'cause you know you're getting tired.
Can you feel it getting down to the wire?

Take the time to close your eyes and look around,
'Cause anyone who helped you out can let you down.
And look out, look out, look out, the voice is now the choir.
Can you feel it getting down to the wire?


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"Down to the Wire" as written by Fidel Angel Paniagua Ronald Curtis Young

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    My InterpretationSounds like Neil is writing about some kind of addiction. What helped him out is now letting him down and laughing at him.
    davesdeadon October 23, 2015   Link
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    General CommentObviously about a girl you wish loved you as much as you love her but she would rather use you until your resources are gone, then letting you go.
    jakegpvon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I agree with jakegpy that it seems to be about a one sided relationship. The feel of inferiority in a relationship, knowing your time with the person will someday soon meet a sad end, for you.

    I like the way Neil (I think it's Neil singing this one) is practically shouting the lyrics, trying to be heard. Gives me an image of the frail and young Neil Young behind the mic, giving it all he's got. And the backing vocals to this song really make this song. The "oh oh oh" really gives it a haunting feeling.
    hammy02on February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"the voice is now the choir." = the voice in his head saying she is bad news is now screaming at him like a loud choir.
    KingJPWon September 19, 2008   Link

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