Homegrown

Album: American Stars 'N Bars (1977)
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  • "You sound like you've been playing together for ten years"
    "Yeah, yeah, that was a nice jam"

    Homegrown's all right with me
    Homegrown is the way it should be
    Homegrown is a good thing
    Plant that bell and let it ring

    The sun comes up in the morning
    And it shines that light around
    One day, without no warning
    Things start jumping up from the ground

    Homegrown's all right with me
    Homegrown is the way it should be
    Homegrown is a good thing
    Plant that bell and let it ring

    Homegrown's all right with me
    Homegrown is the way it should be
    Homegrown is a good thing
    Plant that bell and let it ring
    Plant that bulb and let it blow Writer/s: Neil Young
    Publisher: Silver Fiddle, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Tom from Los Angeles, CaOne of those hidden gems of tossed-off genius from Canada's great idiot savant. There's no double entendre and it's not acoustic, so those are interesting or interestin song facts. I always went back and forth between bell/ring and pill/rain when he says "plant that ______" and let it _________. If this song didn't have such pace and brevity it would rival "Willin'" as a druggie anthem.
  • Andy from Glen Burnie, Mdacoustic track? er, uh, OK...in the key of A? THAT was a surprise--great clip though
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaGotta love this. I remember when I heard this on the radio in '76. Very f--king cool...
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