Neil Young - Fork in the Road

Two years later. So much has happened, but nothing has changed.

Got a pot belly
It's not too big
Gets in my way 

When I'm driving my rig
Driving this country

In a big old rig
Things I see
 mean a lot

My friend has a pickup
Drives his kid to school
Then he takes his wife

Tto beauty school
Now she's doin' nails
Gonna get a job
Got a good teacher

There's a fork in the road ahead
I don't know which way I'm gonna turn
There's a fork in the road ahead

Forgot this year
To salute the troops
They're all still there

In a f-ing war
It's no good
Whose idea was that?

I've got hope
But you can't eat hope

I'm not done

Not giving up

Not cashing in
Too late

There's a bailout coming
But it's not for me

It's for all those creeps
Watching tickers on TV
There's a bailout coming
But it's not for me.

I'm a big rock star
My sales have tanked
But I still got you

Download this
Sounds like sh-

Keep on bloggin'
'Til the power goes out
And your battery's dead

Twist and Shout

On the radio
Those were the days
Bring 'em back

There's a bailout coming
But it's not for you
It's for all those creeps
Hiding what they do
There's a bailout coming
But it's not for you.
Bailout coming
But it's not for you.

Got my new flat-screen
Got it repo'd now
They picked it up
Left a hole in the wall
Last Saturday
Missed the Raiders game

There's a bailout coming
But it's not for you
There's a bailout coming
But it's not for you
It's for all those creeps
Hiding what they do.


Dean said...

Awesome! Love me some Neil Young. Reminds me of stuff off the very noisy and very excellent "Ragged Glory" album.

I'm tired of that Lee Greenwood song. Need to update the ol' rally playlist with some fresher stuff. I think this fits the bill.

Definetely a candidate for Radio KBwD.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is such a fricken serendipity because I was just about to post an article a moment ago about my experience doing a loan refinance signing with a sound engineer who has worked with Neil Young. I was going to write an article about a few things in general, one of them being Neil Young is a total tight wad asshole. He ripps off people and has no conscience. People volunteer to do charity work with him and he charges them, including his Nanny. The man is enormously wealthy but he's a total prick. If you ever heard from the mouths of his victims, you wouldn't bother going to this asshole's concerts.

Anonymous said...

PLUS, he sings like an off-key hog-caller on acid. he's the (evidently cheap-ass) ethel merman of the aging hippie rocker/geezer brigades.

if i had the skills of any one of the (quite talented) 10,000 or so studio musicians & backup singers living in LA, i'd be *seriously pissed*. "THAT no-talent clod is a rock star?!?"

Dean said...

Anon 9:53, You can better vouch for the man's behavior and character while leaving an anonymous comment related to something of which you were about to post? Classic.

I still love the song and the man's music.

Anon 10:23... no one hears you. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

ah, dean, dean, dean. "no one hears [me]"?? so now you speak for the whole internet, do you? what's that phrase shrinks use for folks like you who have - how can i put this delicately - who have an excess of self-esteem?

oh, yeah: "messiah complex."

tell you what, o godlike one: let's wait a thousand years, and see which analogy lasts longer and resonates through the centuries with more oomph: your smug little "no one hears you" jibe; or me forever tarring ol' cheapskate neil with the 'ethel merman' comparison.

i'd betcha i win. what has been seen cannot be unseen, and i think the 'neil/ethel' thing will haunt him forevermore. i mean, unless you can somehow name a **worse** singer than neil/ethel.....

(and "wayne newton" doesn't count. at least once upon a time, he COULD carry a note and stay on-key.)

Dean said...

bye. bye.

Nailed it

Twitter (X) : To be fair, though, I thought they'd come up with someone more appealing than Cackles Harris.