Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Lyrics


Written by Hans Veldhuizen

Members
David Crosby (guitar), Stephen Stills (guitar, keyboards,
bass), Graham Nash (guitar). Crosby had been with "The
Byrds", Stills with "Buffalo Springfield" and Nash with
"The Hollies".

Neil Young (guitar - formerly of Buffalo Springfield)
joined the group in 1969. Won Best New Artist Grammy Award
in 1969.

Formed

In Southern California in 1968. As far as I know they met
at Joni Mitchell's house in Laurel Canyon, after a Hollies
concert. The singing they did there, sounded so wonderful
that a new More...


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A great parody reminded me how great this song is! | Reviewer: Weird Al Fan
    ------ About the song Carry On performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

"Weird Al" Yankovic included a great parody of this song on his new album "Mandatory Fun" named "Mission Statement", and I am so glad he did! As always, his parodies are really tributes to the original works. In this case, it reminded me of how great this song really is, and got it added to my playlist. His homage only enhances it.

Anonymous -for a Security Blanket? | Reviewer: igneous1
    ------ About the song Woodstock performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

I witnessed, I was there. Nobody was Full of themselves... we were glad to have found a bit of transparency in the Govt. -and our eyes opened... we listed, we heard, and we found our Voice... asked to be heard (turned down), held a # of enlightening protests/movements, only to be beaten & gunned down by the establishment STILL IN POWER TODAY! As for those who died too soon... alcohol, drugs, or...? -well, try to explain why it happens more Today than Yesterday. Police Officers, CEO's of Major Corporations, Govt. Official;s, CIA, ATF, & DEA Agents caught in more Corrupt and Hideous Crimes over drugs, money and Power... Worldwide.

And, as what a DORK doesn't believe, but just pretends to know... hippie Values were Not what we were after. All we wanted was Peace. To stop the killing, stay out of countries whose battles raged for a thousand years over Religion, land and loyalty... those who could defend themselves & Did Not Ask For U.S. aid, to stop the erroneous, wasteful spending of the Middle Class Taxes on Frivolous Govt. Play, Lobbyists & Waste -which is 1,000 X's more Corrupt today because DORK's Don't Vote... which keeps the U.S. Govt's Nose ALWAYS in others business- to this day. No Taxation Without Representation -meaning: ONLY IN TIMES OF WAR... and this is why we STILL have BOOTS on Every Continent! Hence, the song "Monster" by John Kay (Steppenwolf). DORK- tear off your own head... it's a Doll Revolution... and like yarko said: ...with any social revolution there are negative and positive effects. The world is a much better place because of the enlightenment that occurred during that time. If only our children were taught what we were preaching then! They are our future, but look at their behavior now. All Nations: Hallucinations- Are you ready to die for the future of an illusion? If we are going to Insist on maintaining a State we can obey, then we have to raise children who are willing to sacrifice Capital Gains, High profits and Corrupt Positions, and accept that they may have to die for it... so quit whining!

You said it, Peg.

And, to gbigsangle... the term "Hippies" was given by the Right-Wingers, kiddo...

Didn't know old Hippies were so Egocentric. Another Childhood Dream Shattered | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Woodstock performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Wow, you are all pretty full of yourselves. You are not the only people to pass through this world, nor in fact the only people on the planet. I was too young to be a hippie. As you were out there being hippies, I was sitting in my living room watching it all unfold in my living room watching TV waiting to grow up. You did change the world a bit and I grew up a little more aware of the need to love our planet. care for my fellow man, consider drugs as a danger, love music, hate war, see protest as a means of non-violent method to make change, recognize that money wasn't everything and value peace. Get over yourselves a tad.

Classic. Crosby, Stills & Nash before Neil Young. | Reviewer: Robzilla White
    ------ About the song Helplessly Hoping performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Beautiful alliterative American English poetry
Three rock singers going acoustic.
Three part harmony recorded in the Beatles studio
while the Fabs recorded "the White album" across the hall.
Genius.

Old enough to know better | Reviewer: Steve
    ------ About the song Ohio performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Having lived through that turbulent time, this song represents the governments refusal to accept what it does not either understand or disagrees with. It is the right of the people to rise up against the government for actions that do not keep with the Constitution. It is our right and duty to see to this according to everything that Thomas Jefferson wrote. This is the reason for the Bill of Rights and the very existence of the Constitution as demonstrated in the song Monster by Steppe wolf.

interesting reads and a thought | Reviewer: marie v
    ------ About the song Woodstock performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

I was going down a rabbit trail of looking for this song's lyrics and got sucked into the hole of this conversation. It's been quite an education about the 60s. I love hearing the true stories from those who were there.
I think the wonder of this song is how it can be so fiercely debated by both sides of an issue, which is what makes it one for the annuls. It speaks to the human condition - no matter which decade because human nature and our inherent problems keep following. (thanks for letting me wax on as well. God bless)

I understand now | Reviewer: John Schenkel
    ------ About the song Cathedral performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

I have been a fan of CSN for many years. But I never broke down there songs, so one day i did and I agree with the words to this song. To many people have died in the name of Christ. They died because of there faith! Amen

Why Joni wrote this song | Reviewer: Mike Runyan
    ------ About the song Woodstock performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

She was due to appear on the Dick Cavett show on the Monday after Woodstock, but nevertheless was set to play on Sunday at Woodstock. But when it became obvious that there would be huge road-clogging crowds at the festival, it was decided that if she performed as planned she might not be able to get to the Cavett show on time, and it was to be a very important appearance for her career. Missing Woodstock was a lifetime regret and writing this song was a salve for her emotional wound.

Interpretation | Reviewer: Gord
    ------ About the song Helplessly Hoping performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

My wife has a dog that fits the song to a tee. A true Harlequin. Wishes he could fly when they go out for a walk. Confused that he can't go with her to work in the morning so waits at the stairs for her to return. Sure not the intent of this song but works in our house.

Works for me | Reviewer: Karen
    ------ About the song Cathedral performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Embarrassed by this because I've been a CSN(Y) fan since they first performed "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" at Woodstock. I don't think whether or not it's an allusion to an acid trip is important. I can soooooo relate to the viewpoint character (Graham or someone he developed who would have this viewpoint) and his wandering into Winchester Cathedral and then screaming to be let out. I don't think the song bashes anything that Christ actually taught but what man later made of Christianity. As with any religion, as time goes on it gets polluted by what men make of it. And one thing men make of it (women probably would never have made this of it if they'd had more power) is a reason to go to war. Who is buried in the great cathedrals all over Europe? Although you get shrines to a few people like Tomas a Becket, mainly cathedrals are places where men of war are venerated. In the times the great cathedrals were being built, those riding to war were led and directed by kings who proclaimed they were doing so in the name of Christ. In the time period of the song, Viet Nam was a live issue. Troops were led from behind by presidents and generals, proclaiming we were going to war to protect democracy---but since a lot of bastions of the Christian West were involved, you can infer that the thoughts of our heads of state were Democracy=Christianity=we're the good guys dying, if we're Christian, in the name of Christ. Did Christ preach a message of war? No, and neither did Muhammad, the Buddha, Zoroaster, Abraham... Man has both a selfish and a godly nature; lots of men acceding to the former will give us a world at odds with itself. I'll go out on a limb here and say maybe that's why the world has had a sequence of Prophets and not just one forever and always. The message starts out pure---there is one God, we should love him and pray to him, all men are brothers---but eventually, after the Prophet dies and men take over, the pure water of the message of any of these Prophets gets diverted and polluted. That panicked "Open up the gates of the church and let me out of here!" makes perfect sense for a person who wandered in looking for some peace and quiet and a sense of spirituality and then was smitten by all these monuments to men of war. And the line that has the viewpoint person high above/upon the altar---has anyone given some thought to the idea that the viewpoint character is Christ? I mean, really, where do you put a crucifix in a cathedral but high above the altar? Perhaps it's Christ Himself singing about what a mess we've made of the faith He taught in 2000 years,


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