Now that the holidays have come
They can relax and watch the sun
Rise above all of the beautiful things
They've done.

Go to the country take the dog
Look at the sky without the smog
See the world laugh at the farmers feeding hogs
Eat hot dogs.

What a pity
That the people from the city
Can't relate to the slower things
That the country brings.

Time itself is bought and sold.
The spreading fear of growing old
Contains a thousand foolish games
That we play.

While people planning trips to stars
Allow another boulevard to claim
A quiet country lane
It's insane.

So the subtle face is a loser
This time around.
Here we are in the years
Where the showman shifts the gears
Lives become careers
Children cry in fear
Let us out of here!


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    General CommentWow it's amazing how much different the production is on this record than on the ones that came after... it's uncanny, really. Just seems like a country vs. city song... and of course the country wins ;)
    PoprocksCkon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Time itself is bought and sold.
    The spreading fear of growing old
    Contains a thousand foolish games
    That we play."

    well put. and soo true. hair dye, facelifts, tummy tucks, wrinkle removers... sports cars
    Lightdrop7on March 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm in love with Neil Young's first album and this song blows my mind as they all do. That is all.
    DCBA25on February 07, 2011   Link

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