Harvest

Album: Harvest (1972)
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  • Did I see you down in a young girl's town
    With your mother in so much pain?
    I was almost there at the top of the stairs
    With her screamin' in the rain

    Did she wake you up to tell you that
    It was only a change of plan?
    Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup
    With the promise of a man

    Did I see you walking with the boys?
    Though it was not hand in hand
    And was some black face in a lonely place
    When you could understand?

    Did she wake you up to tell you that
    It was only a change of plan?
    Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup
    With the promise of a man

    Will I see you give more than I can take?
    Will I only harvest some?
    As the days fly past will we lose our grasp
    Or fuse it in the sun?

    Did she wake you up to tell you that
    It was only a change of plan?
    Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup
    With the promise of a man

    Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup
    With the promise of a man Writer/s: Neil Young
    Publisher: Silver Fiddle, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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Comments: 2

  • Laurie Lynn from Midwest UsaWell I could be entirely wrong but I think the song is about young girls gone astray whether with boys mom doesn’t approve of, selling oneself, or even what a good man approves of when searching for a partner. It’s kinda sad really about a young woman’s struggle to meet expectations.
  • Fred from Sandiegonice SongDidn't know what the lyrics mean. I l play it on the guitar for years.
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