Like A Hurricane

Album: American Stars 'N Bars (1977)
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  • Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar
    Dancing on the light from star to star
    Far across the moonbeam I know that's who you are
    I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire

    You are like a hurricane
    There's calm in your eye
    And I'm gettin' blown away
    To somewhere safer where the feeling stays
    I want to love you but I'm getting blown away

    I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream
    You could have been anyone to me
    Before that moment you touched my lips
    That perfect feeling when time just slips
    Away between us on our foggy trip

    You are like a hurricane
    There's calm in your eye
    And I'm gettin' blown away
    To somewhere safer where the feeling stays
    I want to love you but I'm getting blown away, blown away

    You are just a dreamer, and I am just a dream
    You could have been anyone to me
    Before that moment you touched my lips
    That perfect feeling when time just slips
    Away between us on our foggy trip

    You are like a hurricane
    There's calm in your eye
    And I'm gettin' blown away
    To somewhere safer where the feeling stays
    I want to love you but I'm getting blown away

Comments: 6

  • Ant from Morecambe EnglandOne of Young's best. Spot on, Greg, the live version is awesome. Sorry Terry, but that suits band you mentioned don't belong here!
  • Greg from Harrington Park, NjGreat song. The live version on Weld is phenomenal. These days though, when he plays it lie the ending and distortion just seem to run on forever. Still a classic Neil young song that begs to be heard live.
  • Doug from Bristol, Me"Talk fluent sailor..." Good one. I was in the USAF, but I can still swear for ten minutes and not repeat myself. But too much of it can lessen the effectiveness when it's really needed.
    Neil did write a song with the "F-bomb" in it, so maybe he did say it a lot. (The title was spelled "F*!#in' Up" on the Ragged Glory and Weld albums, but in videos I've seen of him and Crazy Horse, it's definitely in the lyrics.)
    The song does seriously rock.


  • Valerie from Eureka, CaNeil Young has been a favorite of mine since I was 17 (I'm 64 now) so I've been a fan of his for many many years but I think that some of the stuff written on here is just made up. As Neil Young has many health issues, it would seem a bit much that he would be snorting coke at all. That's not to say he didn't, it just doesn't seem that he would. I have read parts of Shakey. Grant it I talk fluent sailor but every other word (supposedly) out of Neil's mouth was f--k. It got really tiresome reading that over and over and over and over. the book sits on a shelf...:/
  • Terry from Colchester, VtRoxy Music did a killer version of this song on their 'Heart Still Beating' live collection.
  • Rob from Elmhurst, IlIsnt it funny, if it was in '75, or in '09, if your 18 or 50, just sit back with a real good friend, roll up some mother nature, and enjoy a masterpiece of listening enjoyment!
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