I went into town to see you yesterday
But you were not home
So I talked to some old friends
For a while, before I wandered off alone

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow
Though I know I'll never be the same
Won't you ever change your ways?
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end
And I feel that way again

Well, I miss you more than ever
Since you've gone, I can hardly maintain
Things are different 'round here every night
My tears fall down like rain

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow
Though I know I'll never be the same
Won't you ever change your ways?
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end
And I feel that way again

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow
Though I know I'll never be the same
Won't you ever change your ways?
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end
And I feel that way again


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The Losing End (When You're On) Lyrics as written by Neil Young

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    General CommentI think it's about the literally "losing end" of a love relationship. He (Neil) loves another woman who just doesn't love him back. At least she doesn't put any effort into the relationship. This causes him to become extremely depressed and the lyrics really speak for themselves. Very heartfelt dong. Love it.
    GrungeRock1991on December 17, 2008   Link

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