Who Sang Like an Inca? Neil Young

Neil Young Trans cover art
Credits
release date: 1982-12-29
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Experimental/Classic Rock
length: 8:20
producer: David Briggs and Neil Young
vocal: Neil Young
engineer: Tim Mulligan
bass: Bruce Palmer
background vocals: Nils Lofgren, Ralph Molina and Joe Lala
guitar: Nils Lofgren and Neil Young
percussion: Joe Lala
slide guitar: Ben Keith
drums (drum set): Ralph Molina
composer: Neil Young
lyricist: Neil Young
Said the condor
to the preying mantis
We're gonna lose this place
just like we lost Atlantis
Brother we got to go
sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune,
she said that nothin' showed.
Who put the bomb
on the sacred altar?
Why should we die
if it comes our way?
Why should we care
about a little button
Being pushed by someone
we don't even know?
Well. I wish I was an Aztec,
Or a runner in Peru
I would build such
beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.
If you want to get high,
build a strong foundation
Sink those pylons deep now
and reach for the sky
If you want to get lost
in the jungle rhythm
Get down on the ground
and pretend you're swimmin'.
If you want to put ice
in the lava river
First you must climb,
then you must stand and shiver
Brother we got to go
sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune,
the Gypsy told my fortune,
The Gypsy told my fortune,
she said that nothing showed
Well I wish I was an Aztec,
Or a runner in Peru
I would build
such beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.
Said the condor
to the preying mantis
We're gonna lose this place
just like we lost Atlantis
Brother we got to go
sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune,
the Gypsy told my fortune,
The Gypsy told my fortune,
she said that nothin' showed.
Who put the bomb
on the sacred altar?
Why should we die
if it comes our way?
Why should we care
about a little button
Being pushed by someone
we don't even know?
Well. I wish I was an Aztec,
Or a runner in Peru
I would build
such beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.
I feel sad, but I feel happy
As I'm coming back to home
There's a bridge across the river
That I have to cross alone
Like a skipping rolling stone
Like an Inca.






Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Little Thing Called Love
  • 2 Computer Age
  • 3 We R in Control
  • 4 Transformer Man
  • 5 Computer Cowboy (a.k.a. Skycrusher)
  • 6 Hold on to Your Love
  • 7 Sample and Hold
  • 8 Mr. Soul
  • 9 Like an Inca