Hitchhiker    (video)

 

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1. When I was a hitchhiker on the road I had to count on you,

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    but you needed me to ease the load and for conversation, too.

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    Or did you just ride on through ?        +  Em

 

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2. You didn't see me in Toronto when I first tried out some hash,

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    smoked some then and I'll do it again if I only had some cash.

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3. Then I tried amphetamines and my head was in a glass,

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    taped underneath the speedometer wires of my '48 Buick's dash.

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    But I knew that wouldn't last.         +  Em ~

 

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+  Then came California, where I first saw open water,

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    in the land of opportunity, I knew I was getting hotter.

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4. But the neon lights and the endless nights, they took me by surprise,

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    the doctor gave me valium, but I still couldn't close my eyes.

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    I still couldn't close my eyes.        +  Em

 

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+  Then came paranoia and it ran away with me,

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    I couldn't sign my autograph or appear on TV.

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    Or see or be seen.        +  C ~

 

 

 

 

 

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5. Living in the country               sounded good to me,

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         smoking grass with my Chicago lass in a real organic scene,

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    where everything was green.

 

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6. Then we had a kid and we split apart, I was living on the road,

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    a little cocaine went a long, long way to ease that different load.

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    But that ain't all that I know.        +  Em

 

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+  I wish I was an Aztec or a runner in Peru,

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    I would build such beautiful buildings to house the chosen few,

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    like an Inca from Peru.       +  G - Em .....

 

 

    (Neil Young)