"Like A Hurricane" as written by and Neil Young....
Once I thought I saw you
in a crowded hazy bar,
Dancing on the light
from star to star.
Far across the moonbeam
I know that's who you are,
I saw your brown eyes
turning once to fire.

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.

I am just a dreamer,
but you are just a dream,
You could have been
anyone to me.
Before that moment
you touched my lips
That perfect feeling
when time just slips
Away between us
on our foggy trip.

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.

You are just a dreamer,
and I am just a dream.
You could have been
anyone to me.
Before that moment
you touched my lips
That perfect feeling
when time just slips
Away between us
on our foggy trip.

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.


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  • +2
    General Commentsigh, this remind me of people whose strong feelings freak them out so much that they prefer the fantasy version of a relationship...if it gets real then its too much for them to handle. Those lines "you are just a dream, you could have been anyone to me" say a lot to me. Though I also like it how he reverses the dream/ dreamer in the next verse..meaning we all get a bit freaked out when we have strong feelings for someone.

    But as a female who has been bewildered and betrayed by guys who keep their overwhelmed feelings inside and let themselves be blown away, i would just like to say that that the hard work of love is both people staying with the intensity and being brave enough to stand in the eye of that hurricane.
    riteron May 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat the shit, no one has commented on this song--amazing, especially cuz its on Neil's greatest hits CD and some live discs

    anyway, this song is amazing (amazing pretty much applies to all of Neil's songs). It sounds like a dude met a really woman at a bar who he thought was incredible but only briefly made contact with her and then begins to lose her, wishing that she could still be with him
    River Wolfon August 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is best on his unplugged cd cause at the very end there is a harmonica solo and its played with such beauty.
    chunkymonkey102on November 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell thank god he says CALM, because on the unplugged version, it sounds like something a lot more sexual in nature - which would make the song worse in my opinion.

    I love this song.
    Birdieballon April 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is what always blows me away :-)
    regulatoron May 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the unplugged version Young says
    "I want to love you
    but I get so blown away"
    I am not sure if he says this on different versions though
    sstennetton February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3 comments? on one of the greatest songs ever written? pah! Firstly, yes sstennet, i beleive he sings "i get so blown away" only on the last chorus usually, havent listened for a while so id have to check it out (in my defence for not having listened to it for a while, i play and sing it (albeit very poorly) on guitar daily, its a sort of ritual for me).

    Anyway, this song is one of my all time favorites. Whenever I hear it I think of this girl I used to like, who i never made it with, but we had some amazing... moments... that just stick in memory. Cos this song is really about a single moment, when he sees this girl and feels a really intense emotion.

    This song has really become a part of me, so its quite difficult to analyse it personally, but sufice to say its an utterly essential song for everyone. Should be a national anthem of some place...
    Iwannabeawormon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like everything about it.

    The three recorded versions (known to me) have different characters; but it is the original studio cut which I remember listening to in the '70s on Radio Caroline (a pirate radio ship in UK waters) which evokes the strongets memories. It brings back my miss-spent youth in glorious waves.

    That aside, I enjoy jamming around with the riffs. There's so much in there! Neil's second best song, after Heart of Gold...
    Libraquariuson September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment... so few comments?
    This song is one of my all times favorites.
    The lines
    "I am just a dreamer,
    but you are just a dream,"
    are just awesome.
    HYSTERiA_on April 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me when i just couldnt ask this girl to go out with me. dont ever pass up on a chance to ask someone, cause if you do, you will end up likeing this song lol. but i think niel is writing about a girl he breifly knew and he cant get her out of his mind. for some reason, i think he lost her because of his ''foggy trip'', ''gettin blown away''.thats the way i look at it, hes the foggy smoke,getting blown away
    ratfink1331on April 29, 2008   Link

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