As MacDonald also observes, "See the Sky About to Rain" also hits upon the theme of the overbearing, malicious "man" - a theme which runs throughout the album. In the final verse, which is about Young's disillusionment with the music industry, he sings:I was down in Dixieland
Played a silver fiddle
Played it loud and then the man
Broke it down the middle
See the sky about to rain
"This bitterness about 'the man' (and you can take it straight as Big Business or bend it towards the drug connection) is reiterated constantly through the record," MacDonald wrote in Uncut
, "from his showbiz/high society aspect in 'For The Turnstiles' ('Singing songs for pimps with tailors/Who charge 10 dollars at the door') to industrial magnates in 'Revolution Blues
' and oil millionaires in 'Vampire Blues.'"