Trippin' down that old Hippie Highway
Got to thinkin' 'bout you again
Wonderin' how it really was for you
And how it happened in the end
But I guess I'll never know the truth
If you were really all alone

We were just a couple of kids then
Livin' each and every day
When we both went down to register
We were laughin' all the way
That's when we named it Hippie Highway
I still call it that today

Roger and out good buddy
I still call it that today
Two Cameros racin' down the road
Feels just like yesterday

Roger and out good buddy
I feel you in the air today
I know you gave for your country
I feel you in the air today

Roger and out good buddy

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    General CommentI think this song, placed at the end of the "Living with war" album is a way to tie Iraq and Vietnam together. The song talks about not knowing what happened to the "good buddy", that he made a sacrifice for his country (probably was KIA, "I feel you in the air today")

    Over all the song is beautiful, definatly my favorite on the latest album and right up there with "After the gold rush". As for the meaning of the song, I think it is at the same level of "Ohio", as it sparks emotions of two conflicts, both of which were against popular desire, and where the reasons behind the war are not as clear cut as they perhaps should be...
    Pleoon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Pleo. This is my favorite song of Living With War. I had the unparalled pleasure of hearing Neil play this at a concert at Red Rocks. It was definitely a crowd favorite.
    Tmo2199on September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's a coincidence that this song bears more than a passing resemblance to 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door'.

    It is a very beautiful song.
    Songmeaningsuseron June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfantastic - the best song off the living with war album, and it basically sums up the whole album in the track.
    cartlidgeon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought at first he could have been singing to his band mate from crazy horse that overdosed and died. one would obviously associate everything in this album about the current war but he goes on reminiscing throughout most of the song. the guy was quoted to be really depressed and feeling alone as he got kicked out of the band for being such a junkie. since neil is still not a citizen he couldnt be talking about registering for an american war w any old buddy, but who the hell knows.
    gibralteron January 10, 2008   Link

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