"Rock & Roll Woman" as written by and Stephen Stills....
There's a woman that you ought to know
And she's coming, singing soft and low
Singing rock and roll, she's a joy to know

'Neath the shadow of a soothing hand
I am free there, just to make my plans
Dream of faraway lands, anything close at hand
And she will follow me wide, do you know
Familiar places she's been by, that I know
Could it be, she don't have to try

And tomorrow, she's a friend of mine
And the sorrow, I see her face is lined
She's no longer blind, she's just hard to find

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"Rock & Roll Woman" as written by Stephen Stills

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    General CommentI've heard its about Grace Slick and also heard a few people who have said that its about Janis Joplin. This is one of the songs on the album Buffalo Springfield Again that does not feature Neil Young on it. According to rumors and I guess you could say legend, it was recorded shortly after David Crosby got fired from the Byrds and the background vocals are him, Stills and Richie Furay. Its a prelude to CSN.
    twarn85on January 10, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe woman represents something along the lines of happiness. It could be a drug I'm guessing weed or heroine. It's just about how it's a comforting thing that will help him out and will be there for him.
    swing_forty_twoon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree that the woman represents some kind of happiness, possibly some kind of enlightenment, piece of mind, or just a drug. although the last stanza doesnt seem like hes singing about drugs.

    somebody please explain how this has one comment and for what it's worth has 40+
    scottjefferieson March 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti actually just read that its about grace slick
    scottjefferieson March 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationOf course it could be the classic subject of poetry, i.e. the Music Muse, the woman behind all music.

    As I read it as poetry, it seems to fit... and at the close....

    "And the sorrow, I see her face is lined" (because pure music has been perverted and made uglier... with no harmony or beauty)

    She's no longer blind, she's just hard to find. (her innocence is gone... as is the song writer's, making it harder for both of them to enjoy the free flow of being together and making something beautiful.)

    Dang... I should get an A on this !
    zudsteron October 29, 2014   Link

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