After the Gold Rush Lyrics

Neil Young


album: Track 2 in album After the Gold Rush
release date: 1970-9-19
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Rock & Roll/Country Rock
length: 3:46
producer: David Briggs and Neil Young
lyricist: Neil Young
composer: Neil Young

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Neil Young After the Gold Rush cover art
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Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming,
saying' something about a queen.
There were peasants singing' and drummers drumming'
and the archer split the tree.
There's a fanfare blowing' to the sun
that was floating on the breeze.
Look at Mother Nature on the run in the nineteen seventies.
Look at Mother Nature on the run in the nineteen seventies.

I was lying' in a burned out basement
with the full moon in my eyes.
I was hoping' for replacement
when the sun burst through the sky.
There was a band playing' in my head
and I felt like getting high.
I was thinking' about what a friend had said I was hoping' it was a lie.
Thinking' about what a friend had said I was hoping' it was a lie.

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying'
in the yellow haze of the sun,
there were children crying' and colors flying'
all around the chosen ones
All in a dream, all in a dream the loading had begun.
Flying Mother Nature's silver seed to a new home in the sun.
Flying Mother Nature's silver seed to a new home.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tell Me Why
  • 2 After the Gold Rush
  • 3 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  • 4 Southern Man
  • 5 Till the Morning Comes
  • 6 Oh, Lonesome Me
  • 7 Don't Let It Bring You Down
  • 8 Birds
  • 9 When You Dance I Can Really Love
  • 10 I Believe in You
  • 11 Cripple Creek Ferry