Someone's hiding out
who can't forget about
the things that people do when they're free.
Like visitors from space
it's hard to find a place
to blend in and go unrecognized.
I'm waiting for a sign
I'm standing on the road
with my mind outstretched to you.
I'm picking something up
I'm letting something go
like a dog I'm fetching this to you.

Pictures in my mind
Row of poppy fields
Harmony entwined
A changing gear that grinds
Pictures in my mind.

Pictures in my brain
Electrical energy
Fighting drugs with pain
There's a war inside
Pictures in my brain.

I'm looking for a job
I don't know what I'm doing
My software's not compatible with you.
But this I can't deny
I know that you can fly
Cause I'm here on the ground without you.
Angel without wings
Owner without things
Sharpshooter without rings...around you.
The road we used to ride
Together side by side
Has flowers pushing through the dotted line.

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  • +1
    General CommentI read that this song is about Neil Young's son that he struggles to communicate with because of his disability. I can kind of see it in some lines and it makes it even more beautiful than I thought it was when I thought it was just an interesting love song.
    mrtewon January 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAlso this is the only NY song that I know of where he sings in such a deep haunting baritone voice. Are there others?
    mrtewon January 28, 2012   Link

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