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Neil Young — See the Sky About to Rain
Album: On The Beach
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Released: 1974
Length: 5:00
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See the sky about to rain,
broken clouds and rain.
Locomotive, pull the train,
whistle blowing
through my brain.
Signals curling on an open plain,
rolling down the track again.
See the sky about to rain.

Some are bound for happiness,
some are bound to glory
Some are bound to live with less,
who can tell your story?

See the sky about to rain,
broken clouds and rain.
Locomotive, pull the train,
whistle blowin'
through my brain.
Signals curlin' on an open plain,
rollin' down the track again.
See the sky about to rain.

I was down in Dixie Land,
played a silver fiddle
Played it loud and then the man
broke it down the middle.
See the sky about to rain.
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second song from this lp today / love the caddy in the sand
remember inside of cover had the umbrella pattern?
I own this on vinyl too! Bought it when it first came out; one of my favorites, but among the least-appreciated of Neil's albums. It's been so long I nearly forgot about this track — yet it came right back to me as soon as I heard the opening notes.
I bought this LP and Zuma from the used record store. Best used LP purchases ever!
A rare one to find and a loved album!
Hi, It's a rare song that uses an electric piano (especially with a lot of tremelo) that works for me -- this one almost does... Neil
On_The_Beach wrote:
:yes: I agree! (how can you tell?)
:lol: !
LBHK007 wrote:
Hands down the best Neil album
:yes: I agree! (how can you tell?)
LBHK007 wrote:
Hands down the best Neil album -
I love it, too, although it took me about 25 years to get fully into it. When it first came out, this was one of my favorite tracks on the album. Now I think it's probably the weakest and the one I'm most likely to skip when listening to the CD. I guess time changes things.
Gets under the skin, as Neil's work often does.
crinky wrote:
The inside of the dust jacket of my vinyl copy of the album has the same pattern stamped inside.
I was just going to post the same thing! :lol: I listened to my vinyl copy of this album recently.
marzipanic wrote:
The upholstery on that umbrella and chairs reminds me of some sheets that my parents used to have.
omg - i had sheets like that too on my very first water bed i ever owned...too much!
Abysmal. I bet he'd rather we all forgot about this one. But I've given it a three on the strength of the classy album cover.
marzipanic wrote:
The upholstery on that umbrella and chairs reminds me of some sheets that my parents used to have.
The inside of the dust jacket of my vinyl copy of the album has the same pattern stamped inside.
marzipanic wrote:
The upholstery on that umbrella and chairs reminds me of some sheets that my parents used to have.
Sounds like your folks were cutting edge decorators!
The upholstery on that umbrella and chairs reminds me of some sheets that my parents used to have.
nine
I'm 1st!, woops, second. I had this on casette back in the 70's.
Hands down the best Neil album -