Hitchhiker

Album: Le Noise (2010)
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  • When I was a hitchhiker on the road
    I had to count on you
    But you needed me to ease the load
    And for conversation too
    Or judge you, just pass on through

    You didn't see me in Toronto
    When I first tried out some hash
    Smoked through a pen and I'd do it again
    But I didn't have the cash
    I didn't have the cash

    Then I tried amphetamines
    And my head was in a glass
    Taped underneath the speedometer wires of my '48 Buick's dash
    But I knew that wouldn't last

    Then came California
    When I first saw open water
    In the land of opportunity
    I knew I was getting hotter
    I knew I was getting hotter

    But the neon lights and the endless nights
    Fame took me by surprise
    The doctor gave me Valium
    But I still couldn't close my eyes
    I still couldn't close my eyes

    Then came paranoia
    And it ran away with me
    I would not sign my autograph
    Or appear on TV
    Or see or be seen

    Living in the country
    Looked good to me
    Smoking grass while the summer passed in the real organic sea
    Where everything was green

    Then we had a kid and we split apart
    I was living on the road
    And a little cocaine went a long, long way
    To ease that different load
    And my head did explode
    My head did explode

    I thought I was an Aztec
    Or a runner in Peru
    I could build such beautiful buildings
    To house the chosen few
    Like an Inca from Peru

    How many years have come and gone
    Like friends and enemies
    I tried to leave my past behind
    But it's catching up with me
    It's catching up with me

    I don't know how I'm standin' here
    Livin' in my life
    I'm thankful for my children
    And my faithful wife Writer/s: Neil Young
    Publisher: Silver Fiddle, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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