I want to live with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy the rest of my life
With her

A dreamer of pictures I run in the night
You see us together, chase the moonlight
My cinnamon girl

Ten silver saxes, a bass with a bow
The drummer relaxes, waits between shows
(Feels right)

A dreamer of pictures I run in the night
You see us together, chase the moonlight
(All right)
My cinnamon girl

Pa sent me money now
I'm gonna make it somehow
I need another chance
You see my baby loves to dance

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Cinnamon Girl Lyrics as written by Neil Young

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    General CommentThis song wouldn't be half as good without Pete on the bass guitar and vocals, and ton is bad ass with covers, this is my favorite cover they do.
    Gasolinehead45on December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUMMMM .... NO. This is actually one of my favs by T.O.N.; its a remake of a neil young classic in case you didnt get the memo. But seriouslly its a pretty damn good one. The meaning is simple and to the point pretty much its about an artist/singer/rockstar who comes to his cinnimon girl after the tretous hours of touring and working your ass off. She dosnt like that the speaker is struglling but they stick it otut together. :) :)
    6TabY9on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe reference to a "cinnamon girl" can be thought of as either a spicy-sweet girl or a girl with a cinnamon complection. In either case, she's a refuge from the riggors of the nightly grind to make it big; a supporter of the artist's dream.

    Oh, and as for the fact it's a remake...I MUCH prefer this version to the original. Niel Young sucks as a singer, he write's well though.
    RandomGoonon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow can anybody say Neil Young sucks as a singer? This song is a great song, but I don't think it's as good as the orginal.
    factoryfearon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite t.o.n. cover, and i remember watching something SOMEwhere that pertained to this song. i'm pretty sure neil young was tripping out on all sorts of acid when he wrote this. i don't believe he knows what it means either.
    SarieLuvon February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNEIL YOUNG -SUCKS- AS A SINGER! I hate his version. This one rocks.
    therobidentityon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me "cinnamon girl" refers to brown heroin it s simply a metaphore maybe you think that i m wrong but it makes sense when you listen to the lyrics!
    It s such a great song
    Type o Negative rules
    nirvanaskyon May 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy do people always assume that a song is about drugs or sex? This song is about a woman who is very hot and spicy, possibly she's even brown skin colored, she could be hindui or half black-half white.
    dark_eyez_666on August 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song sooo much! It always makes me think of a dark complected brown haired girl... Like a latino girl or something.. Anything Neil can do Pete can do better. ^_-
    ImpossibleRealityon December 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere is a cogent effort on this string to interpret the song as a metaphor for heroin use. I must admit I wondered about the same possibility. But I believe the song is simply a beautiful imagistic musical tribute to a young lady that has either caught the author's fascination or is an idealized product of his imagination. The drug interpretation can be applied to many songs (as the Michelle Pfeiffer character does to Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" in the film "Dangerous Minds." That interpretation is rather forced and falls way down the list of plausibility for that joyful anthem to imagination and freedom from stress and responsibility. So I'm with those who see "Cinnamon Girl" as a very well crafted bit of youthful romantic idealism.
    talkinblueson June 18, 2013   Link

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