Teach Your Children Lyrics

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Graham Nash
album: Track 2 in album Déjà vu
release date: 1970-3-11
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length: 2:55
producer: Neil Young, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and David Crosby
vocal: Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and David Crosby
engineer: Bill Halverson
recorded by: Bill Halverson
guitars & bass: Stephen Stills
steel guitar: Jerry Garcia
tambourine: Dallas Taylor
pedal steel guitar: Jerry Garcia
guitars & tambourine: Graham Nash
composer: Graham Nash
lyricist: Graham Nash

Cover Art

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà vu cover art
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You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good-bye.
Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Carry On
  • 2 Teach Your Children
  • 3 Almost Cut My Hair
  • 4 Helpless
  • 5 Woodstock
  • 6 Déjà vu
  • 7 Our House
  • 8 4 + 20
  • 9 Country Girl: Whiskey Boot Hill – Down, Down, Down – “Country Girl” (I Think You’re Pretty)
  • 10 Everybody I Love You