Neil Young wrote this song for his daughter, Amber Jean, who was 21 years old and in her last year of college. He talks about how he will always be there for her and misses her. He sings that he never wants to hold her down, but he will always be there if she closes her eyes.
The song explores the complexities of being a parent watching their child bloom into an adult: "Yes I'd miss you, but I never want to hold you down. You might say I'm here for you," Neil sings, expressing both his absolute love for and unconditional faith in his daughter.
David - Oakville, Canada