"Do For the Others" as written by and Stills....
Round, round, up and down
All along the lonely town
See him sinkin' low
Doesn't see the joy there is to know

And he cries from the misery
And he lies singin' harmony
She is gone there is no tomorrow
It is done so now here must borrow
The life of his brothers
And living in sorrow
Must do for the others

A chill wind hits his face
Was that a tear I thought I saw a trace?
Loving people everywhere
Where is she?
She is not there

And he cries from the misery
And he lies singin' harmony
She is gone there is no tomorrow
It is done so now here must borrow
The life of his brothers
And living in sorrow
Must do for the others

Ooh, ooh hm


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    General CommentWow I sure do miss my ex ='( it hurts
    DCBA25on October 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe person below seems to think s/he's back in town. LOL.
    cumonbabylitemyfireon December 30, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI've pondered over the meaning of this song since the album came out. I actually ran into Stephen Stills at an environmental conference in LA back in the early 90's but didn't have the huevos to ask him about this song.

    So I'm left with a basic interpretation. I think this is about a man who lost his girl and ended up kidnapping some dudes related to her (borrowing the lives of his brothers, "his" in a universal sense of brotherhood).

    He gets arrested and put in jail where he has lots of time to ponder his misery and is left with his guitar while he spends his time paying his just dues to the public "for the others."

    I would love to hear from someone who might have a less ominous impression of this beautiful, but nevertheless, haunting song.
    Tymochteeon May 03, 2013   Link

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