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Neil Young - Storytone Album Lyrics



Neil Young - Storytone Lyrics






Plastic Flowers

In the summertime, we met to see a threat
That came to harm something we both loved
And as the hours past, we talked until at last
It came the time to part

I was doing well, and I though she liked my style
I had no business thinking like that
But it lasted quite a while
I got my promises made, but before the timeless father
I show plastic flowers to Mother Nature's daughter

She held a vase, her misty gaze brought them to life
I was amazed, she turned to me with a tear in her eye

We went to give our thanks, along the river banks
And watched the water flow as it rolled along
She scooped some river sand and held it in her hand
And sang a little song

We saw the water lines, left there from ancient times
I watch the sand falling through her fingers
On the shore so dry

I was doing well, and I though she liked my style
I had no business feeling like that
But it lasted quite a while
I got my promises made, but before the timeless father
I show plastic flowers to Mother Nature's daughter
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Writer: NEIL YOUNG
Copyright: Lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group




Whos Gonna Stand Up?

Protect the wild, tomorrow's child
Protect the land from the greed of man
Take out the dams, stand up to oil
Protect the plants and renew the soil

Who's gonna stand up and save the Earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the Earth?
This all starts with you and me

End fossil fuel, draw the line
Before we build one more pipeline
End fracking now, let's save the water
And build a life for our sons and daughters

Who's gonna stand up and save the Earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the Earth?
This all starts with you and me

Damn the dams, save the rivers
Starve the takers and feed the givers
Let's build the green and save the world
We're the people known as EARTH

Who's gonna stand up and save the Earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the Earth?
This all starts with you and me
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Writer: NEIL YOUNG
Copyright: Lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group




I Want To Drive My Car

I wanna drive my car, I wanna drive my car
Further and further on down the road
I wanna drive my car

I need a place to go, I need a place to go
Further and further on down the road
I need a place to go

I gotta find my way, I gotta find my way
Further and further on down the road
I gotta find my way

I wanna drive my car, I wanna drive my car
Further and further on down the road
I wanna drive my car

I gotta find some fuel, I gotta find some fuel
Further and further on down the road
I gotta find some fuel
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Writer: NEIL YOUNG
Copyright: Lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group




Glimmer

When I'm riding down the road in my car
Traveling without you
I can still see you sittin' there, right by my side

With the headlights of the oncoming cars
Flashing in the windshield
There's a glimmer of everything that I once saw in you

Tough love can leave you almost alone
But new love brings back everything to you
All the feelings in you heart come re-awakened

Like a forest without leaves on it's trees standing in the desert
Like the light that still leaks through when you close the door
Like the changes in our life that hits so hard
That day I couldn't find you
There's a glimmer of everything good that once came before

Tough love can leave you almost alone
But new love brings back everything to you
All the feelings in you heart come re-awakened

And there's a glimmer of everything good that once came before
There's still a glimmer of everything that I first saw in you
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Say Hello To Chicago

When the blues moved north, to Chicago they came
And I caught some myself in this blind alley and rain
Close to the L with it's clattering train
Near an old ornate theater where I soon will be playing
I soon will be playing

So I said hello for you, when I saw a stylish girl
Walking by on the sidewalk with her hair in a swirl
From the wind that was growing at the end of the day
And I wondered what would be coming my way
What would be coming my way, coming my way

You know I been to Chicago, I was here once before
And the rain kept on pounding outside the stage door
I was singing and drinking with love in my heart
I was younger and stronger while life played it's part
While life played it's part, life played it's part
Life played it's part

Let us not be strangers if we come to know
Things about each other that seem to come and go
'Cause friendship is everything if love is to last
And I have my guard down and love passes fast
Love passes fast, love passes fast
Love passes fast

Say hello to Chicago
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Writer: NEIL YOUNG
Copyright: Lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group




Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed, your inner spirit is a peace sign to me
Life is full of little tricks and we can always pick up sticks
And build again, that's what we do

Harmony, the way we hold on when we tumble though the night
Life is full of strange delights and in the darkness we find lights
To make our way, back home again

Tumbleweed, I'm baring my soul to you
Tumbleweed, it's all that I've got that's true

Bite me now, with your confusion, your happiness and delight
It will only hurt a moment, then it's gone and you can see
There's nothing left, to leave a mark

Animal, care for your kind, in the way you always do
When the flower moon is shining, it's eclipse and your lips smiling
Comfort me and I comfort you

Tumbleweed, your inner spirit is a peace sign to me
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Writer: Neil Young
Copyright: Lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group




Like You Used To Do

Some day you'll want me
Some day we'll get back there
Some day you'll see me, like you used to do

I got my problems
But they mostly show up with you
Some day you'll see me, like you used to do

I couldn't satisfy you
Just couldn't show you my love
But I kept on trying
Yeah, I tried and I tried
And as the time went by
You just didn't want it no more

Yeah, some day you'll want me
Some day you're gonna get back there
Some day you're gonna need me, like you used to do
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Im Glad I Found You

So many people don't understand
What it's like to be like me
But I'm not different from anyone else
I'm glad I found you

It's not that we got anything new
It's not that it's any better or worse
The way life treats us is a blessing and a curse
I'm glad I found you

When you're walking in a crowded place
I'll try to hide you and give you space
And I'll protect you from the things that come
I'm glad I found you

The other day when you took my hand
We walked away to the promised land
When I feel your soul in mine
I'm glad I found you

Glad I found you in this sad world
Where so many things have gone wrong
It took me so long just to find you
Right where we belong

I'm glad I found you in this mad world
You're a lifeline to me
And when I hold you I will shield you
From the things that we both see

So many people don't understand
What it's like to be like me
But I'm not different from anyone else
I'm glad I found you
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Writer: NEIL YOUNG
Copyright: Lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group




When I Watch You Sleeping

When I watch you sleeping
There's nothing that you hide
When I smell you breathing
There's a sweetness from inside
And when I feel you stirring
And the day is about to break
Outside wings are whirring
And the sky is there to take

I wonder how I got so close to you
And see the chances that you take
Without thinking I'm going there too
These are the promises you make
When your eyes are blinded by love
And the history of fate

When I hear you purring
Like a kitten and a lion
And I feel your softness
How you got it without trying
Then you roll and tumble
With your dreams still holding on
And I hear that rumble
In the stomach of the dawn

Today I paint my masterpiece
Tonight I trace my tears
Thinking through the road I took to you
And where I stumbled through the years

Today I paint my masterpiece
Tonight I trace my tears
Thinking through my path to you
And where I stumbled through the years
That's when I knew I'd never hold you down
Repeating old roads and fears

Now the crows are calling
And the blackbirds sing in my ear
You got one eye open
And I'm smiling through my tears
But you'll never see them
Here inside with my fears
In a place that's fading away
And taking on new years
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All Those Dreams

When the morning comes and you're still sleeping
With all those dreams in your pretty head
I light a fire while the sun comes creeping
All across the meadow bed
The old clock has stopped, no longer ticking
No longer counting every second

Out by the car, our snowman's melting
Nothing can bring 'em back now
His smile a twig and his nose a cucumber
His eyes two pinecones looking out
We got pictures of him like two little kids laughing
In the snow we were walking hand in hand

We went looking for a big surprise
And when we found before our eyes
Two white elks grazing on the green
We heard the honkers coming
Landing on the lake of summer
Nesting there and waiting for a dream

When the morning comes and you're still sleeping
With all those dreams in your pretty head
I light a fire and the sun comes creeping
All across the meadow bed
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Storytone is the 36th studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on November 4, 2014 on Reprise Records. The album was released in two formats: a single disc, which features orchestral and big band arrangements of the songs, and a deluxe edition which includes stripped-back recordings of the songs. Young subsequently released a third version of the album, Mixed Pages of Storytone, merging elements of both, later in the year.

Storytone is the second studio album Neil Young released in 2014, following the predominantly lo-fi release A Letter Home.
Genre(s): Folk rock, symphonic rock, big band, swing
Length: 41:32
Released: November 4th, 2014
Year: 2014

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