I tried to reach beyond the walls you're living in
As a friend I flew a long way for a friend
But the way you treated me
Made me feel like giving in
I don't know if I'll break or only bend
You're supposed to be my friend

And if you carry on the way you did today
All the music in my veins will turn to stone
All the faking of your friendship
Doesn't make it anyway
Does it get you off to act so all alone
It'll chill you to the bone

So my advice to you is not to take advice
From the dealers who are handing out the cards
Take your life into your own hand
Just have faith in who you are
And all your goodness that I'm forced to disregard
Because you make it much to hard.


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    General CommentI think this may have been included in the CSNY box set, but this song is actually one that was recorded by Graham Nash and David Crosby on their first LP that they recorded together as a duo. Graham Nash wrote this one and to me it's about someone who is frustrated with a friend whom he discovers wasn't such a good friend after all. In the last verse he's trying to be nice about it but it's difficult as evidenced by the lines: "just have faith in who you are and all the goodness that I'm forced to disregard, because you make it much too hard". It's my favorite Nash/Crosby song.
    HooeyBrownon August 13, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI'm reading Graham Nash's wonderful memoir _Wild Tales_ and this is what HE has to say about this song: "I wrote this for Stephen (Stills) because he was too busy listening to people who filled his nose rather than his heart." p198 The four guys of CSN&Y loved one another but had very tumultuous relationships. This book is a MUST READ if you grew up and loved their wonderful music.
    valjeangon February 17, 2014   Link

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