It's getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, ‘I am lonely.'
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.

Remember what we've said, and done and felt about each other, oh babe, have mercy.
Don't let the past, remind us of what we are not now, I am not dreaming.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.

Tearing yourself away from me now, you are free and I am crying.
This does not mean I don't love you, I do, that's forever, yes, and for always.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.

Something inside is telling me that I've got your secret. Are you still listening?
Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart and I love you.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
and you make it hard, and you make it hard, and you make it hard, and you make it hard.

Friday evening, Sunday in the afternoon, what have you got to lose?
Tuesday morning, please be gone, I'm tired of you what have you got to lose?
Can I tell it like it is, listen to me baby-
it's my heart that's a suffering, it a-dying and that's what I have to lose.

I've got an answer. I'm going to fly away, what have I got to lose?
Will you come see me Thursdays and Saturdays? What have you got to lose?

Chestnut brown canary, ruby throated sparrow,
sing a song, don't be long, thrill me to the marrow.
Voices of the angels, ring around the moonlight,
asking me, said, she so free, how can you catch the sparrow?
Lacy, lilting lyrics, losing love lamenting. Change by life, make it right, be my lady.

What joy Cuba brings to me,
The Queen of the Caribbean Sea.
What sunny skies they have there,
And how sad it is that I cannot go.
Oh go, oh go, go.


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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes song meanings
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    General Commentbrilliant
    pabloon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcould be the best song ever.
    manogrrlieon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCan I tell it like it is, listen to me baby-
    it's my heart that's a suffering, it a-dying and that's what I have to lose.

    Hit's my soft spot...
    SweetJaneyandsweetsongson December 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"What joy Cuba brings to me,
    The Queen of the Caribbean Sea.
    What sunny skies they have there,
    And how sad it is that I cannot go.
    Oh go, oh go, go."
    This part is about how the U.S. stopped allowing citizens into cuba (of course) but i think it is saying it makes him said when one person (the U.s.) shuts out another (Cuba).
    tenneseejedon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentQue linda me la traiga Cuba
    La reina de la Mar Caribe
    Quiero solo visitarla alli
    Y que triste que no puedo vaya
    O va, o va

    How beautiful it would be to bring me to Cuba
    The queen of the Caribbean
    I only want to visit you there
    And how sad that I can't go
    Oh go, oh go!
    nmh4128on July 29, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningDefinitely my favorite CSNY tune. Such excellence of melody, harmony, vocals, strings and percussion, dynamics and overall composition!

    I have always thought the song is about a guy and a girl, in a relationship that has either been rocky all along, or especially rocky lately, but who have not given up on each other or on being together, and the guy especially is at his wits' end, burned-out emotionally. They seem to be playing a little cat-and-mouse with each other, because of their angst about the relationship, their baggage, and even their history confined within their times together. The song ending has always struck me as an awkward, perhaps chauvinistic, and brutally blunt marriage proposal: "Be my lady."

    Now that I know the Spanish (thanks to others here!), that part seems like "honeymoon music" - the hitched couple indulging in every desired pleasure (with each other, too!) in a tropical paradise - could be a honeymoon in Cuba, if not for all the government restrictions for so many years, but at least Cuba and the pleasures of the honeymoon are idealized in the daydreams of the deliriously happy (now married, or imaginarily married) guy. That's how that part of the song sounds to me - like a happy daydream or fantasy about honeymooning - or a more general fantasy about having all of each other, thrilling each other to the marrow, and only each other, forever, with tropical paradise as the metaphorical backdrop.
    Hipnoticedon December 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdo do do do do do do do do i love this song, it makes me feel so nice
    kalion July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song of all time. It will def always be. It calms me down. It's such a nice song. I love CSNY. I can't wait to see them live, even though it's 2003, it'll still be awesome. I wish I lived in the 60s. That would have been great! :o)
    ZManon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI grew up with this song played on the way to our remote camping destinations.... along with woodstock, ohio, guenivere, etc. And seeing them in concert was one of the best moments in my life.....
    FuckTheShutUpon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentunfortunately i was introduced to this song through Richard Simmons
    ZinbobDanon May 05, 2003   Link

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