Mindless drifter on the road
Carry such an easy load
It's how you look, and how you feel
You must have a heart of steel

Why do I keep fuckin' up?

I can see you on a hill
Comatose but walking still
Curves beneath your flowing gown
Only I could bring you down

Why do I keep fuckin' up?

Dogs that lick and dogs that bite
Hounds that howl through the night
Broken leashes are all over the floor
Keys left hanging in a swinging door.

Why do I keep fuckin' up?

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    General CommentThese are the songs he wrote when he was sick were, "Down by the River" "Cinnamon Girl" and " Cowgirl in the Sand". This song was written to express what it is like to be a "Fuck up" in live. He depcits one as a mindless drifter who has no love or anyone who loves him. This final verse is just a scene that portreys a possible feeling of failure and self-loathing that the drifter feels. Neil often describes people who are helpless put themselves there with the assistance of drugs, especialy heroin. It's just what I think.
    ImNeilYoungon October 06, 2008   Link

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