There you stood on the edge of your feather, expecting to fly.
While I laughed, I wondered whether I could wave goodbye, knowing that you'd gone.
By the summer it was healing, we had said goodbye.
All the years we'd spent with feeling ended with a cry.
Babe, ended with a cry, babe, ended with a cry.

I tried so hard to stand as I stumbled and fell to the ground.
So hard to laugh as I fumbled and reached for the love I found, knowing it was gone.
If I never lived without you, now you know I'd die.
If I never said I loved you, now you know I'd try.
Babe, now you know I'd try, babe, now you know I'd try, babe.

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    General CommentThis is a Buffalo Springfield track, from second album "Again". I know it from Neil Youngs "Decade" album originally and supposedly it was written by Young alone on one of his many break ups from the band. Dreamy strings, a simple acoustic folk rythm guitar, a simple melody and Youngs aching voice, overdubbed, drifting in between each section searching for forgiveness maybe?
    It's a stunningly beautiful song - with words that just... well... mean everything.

    I think they'd had a arguement and split up - and then they split up, he in giant hissy fit months later (at summer) gets over it and tries to tell her how he always felt.
    xdvron September 30, 2005   Link

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