Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — Country Girl
Album: Deja Vu
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:57
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Winding paths through tables and glass, first flowers bloom.
Now watch the Summer pass so close to you.
Too late to keep the change, too late to pay, no time to stay the same, too young to leave.

"No pass out" sign on the door set me thinking.
Are waitresses paying the price of their winking?
While stars sit at bars and decide what they're drinking.
They stop by to die because it's faster than sinking.

Too late to keep the change, too late to pay, no time to stay the same,
too late to keep the change, too late to pay, no time to stay the same, too young to leave.

Find out that now was the answer to answers that you gave later.
She did the things that we all did before now but who forgave her?
If I could stand to see her crying, I would tell her not to care.
When she learns of all your lying, will she join you there?

Country girl I think you're pretty, got to make you understand.
Have no lovers in the city, let me be your country man.
Got to make you understand, got to make you understand, country girl...
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Anytime Y takes the dominant position in CSNY, you've got the solo artist Neil Young with a decent set of back up singers.  Strong shades of Broken Arrow in this tune.
{#Devil_pimp} zesty!
A MASTERPIECE. 

Just check out the choral vocals, the harmonies. Powerful. Freaking amazing.

And they leave enough space for Neil to fill in gaps.    

This ain't Arcade Fire!
Sublime Neil, so good for the ears..solid 10.  Don't really care how old it is.
 bking wrote:
I'm ready for this song to end.

 
ha ha ha!  ;)  
I'm ready for this song to end.
 Coffeetraveler wrote:
I've always thought of Neil Young as the "secret sauce" for ths band. They've done some gorgeous vocal harmonies and very pretty songs as CSN but as CSNY there is an entire extra dimension. It's a shame they didn't follow this with another CSNY album. I was privileged to see the first CSNY reunion tour when it hit Rich Stadium in Buffalo NY - summer 1974.  Ace opened the show (Paul Carrack on lead vocals singing their one hit "How Long Has This Been Hoing On."  Jesse Colin Young followed...  then Santana in his first post-Devadip-spiritual phase...  rocking out with two silver bikini clad Brazilian go-go dancers on risers at each side of the stage.  CSNY was good at that show but didn't blwo me away. In his autobiography, Graham Nash claimed that all the shows on that tour were sold out. Uh uh - Rich Stadium was only half full. That was a surprise, given the line-up and the low ticket price.
 
Hey Coffeetraveler, nice post.
I would agree with your "secret sauce" theory, as much as I loved the first CSN album.
There was eventually a second CSNY album, "American Dream" in 1988; it was surprisingly (or some might say predictably) bad.
As for the '74 stadium tour, I am 2/3 of the way through the Crosby bio "Long Time Gone", and he too (well, his co-author actually) claims all those stadiums were sold out.
Rose coloured glasses perhaps, or simply too much cocaine.
I highly recommend the book, in any event.
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Clap}{#Dancingbanana}
Great song from a great album!
The best song on this magnificent album.

What band from the last 10 years would even try to do something like this?

 
I've always thought of Neil Young as the "secret sauce" for ths band. They've done some gorgeous vocal harmonies and very pretty songs as CSN but as CSNY there is an entire extra dimension. It's a shame they didn't follow this with another CSNY album. I was privileged to see the first CSNY reunion tour when it hit Rich Stadium in Buffalo NY - summer 1974.  Ace opened the show (Paul Carrack on lead vocals singing their one hit "How Long Has This Been Hoing On."  Jesse Colin Young followed...  then Santana in his first post-Devadip-spiritual phase...  rocking out with two silver bikini clad Brazilian go-go dancers on risers at each side of the stage.  CSNY was good at that show but didn't blwo me away. In his autobiography, Graham Nash claimed that all the shows on that tour were sold out. Uh uh - Rich Stadium was only half full. That was a surprise, given the line-up and the low ticket price.
 
ARE WAITRESS'S PAYING THE PRICE OF THIER WINKING? PROB NOT, NICE CALL BILL!
By far the best album CSN&Y ever did.
I think this is one of the best!!! 

The harmonies. The keyboard. The strange lyrics.

These guys were pushing vocals,Freaking wow! But Neil was getting drowned out. Probably why he left the band.  
One of the first headphone songs for me.
Utter immersion. 
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Love this for exactly all the right reasons. Also love all the comments below. The magic lies precisely in the tension between the slick perfection of CSN and the rough, out of key but quirkily brilliant Y. 

NY needs to be enshrined in amber and kept for posterity. There's nothing quite like him out there. Sometime he is so utterly perfect and sometime so deliciously off the note. He's one of the guys that keeps me singing and playing guitar. If I measured myself on the perfection of CSY I would have given up long ago. With Neil I think, hell, he fucked it up frequently, just like me. This is enough to motivate me to keep on trying because, maybe once, just once, I might just get it right, like he does.

Of course, my neighbors might not agree.
 
Nice post!  {#Cheers}
Dallas Taylor, RIP ... they're all starting to leave us.
Stands the test of time. Neil is brilliant!  Great Album
Love this for exactly all the right reasons. Also love all the comments below. The magic lies precisely in the tension between the slick perfection of CSN and the rough, out of key but quirkily brilliant Y. 

NY needs to be enshrined in amber and kept for posterity. There's nothing quite like him out there. Sometime he is so utterly perfect and sometime so deliciously off the note. He's one of the guys that keeps me singing and playing guitar. If I measured myself on the perfection of CSY I would have given up long ago. With Neil I think, hell, he fucked it up frequently, just like me. This is enough to motivate me to keep on trying because, maybe once, just once, I might just get it right, like he does.

Of course, my neighbors might not agree. 
Staggering accomplishment, every song on this landmark album by veritable music gods! Stunning lyrics, stellar harmonies, killer jams!