those songs graze like buffalo

Crazy_Horse_1972
Crazy Horse ~ 1972

When music is your life, there is a key that gets you to the core. I am so grateful that I still have Crazy Horse, knock on wood. You see, they are my window to the cosmic world where the muse lives and breathes. I can find myself there and go to the special area of my soul where those songs graze like buffalo. The herd is still there, and the plains are endless. Just getting there is the key thing, and Crazy Horse is my way of getting there. That is the place where music lives in my soul. It is not youth, time, or age. I dream of playing those long jams and floating over the herd like a condor. I dream of the changing wind playing on my feathers, my brothers and sisters around me, silently telling their stories and sharing their spirits with the sky. They are my life.
~ Neil Young
(Waging Heavy Peace)

8 thoughts on “those songs graze like buffalo”

    1. You’re welcome, Laurie! Whenever I read an autobiography written by one of my favorite musicians I find so many words that resonate with me.

  1. Have always loved this man and his music. Thank you for this. His words always move me, they seem to come from the depths of his soul…and beyond.

    1. You’re welcome, Colleen! Neil’s music has always moved me, too, and he bares even more of his soul in his autobiography – an extraordinary musician, husband, father and friend.

  2. I especially love the last few lines

    “…. the place where music lives in my soul. It is not youth, time, or age. I dream of playing those long jams and floating over the herd like a condor. I dream of the changing wind playing on my feathers, my brothers and sisters around me, silently telling their stories and sharing their spirits with the sky. They are my life.”

    1. Those lines moved me, too, Rosie. I’ve decided that I like autobiographies zillions times more than biographies. To read about someone’s life the way they experienced it themselves, in their own heartfelt words, is a rare gift. A unique and gifted dreamer, Neil Young.

    1. Happy you enjoyed this quote, Diane! I love when musicians describe in their own words how they feel about their music…

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