Thursday, December 17, 2009

Being Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)



Teach Your Children

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 goodbye.

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 would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

And you (Can you hear and)
Of tender years (Do you care and)
Can't know the fears (Can you see we)
That your elders grew by (Must be free to)
And so please help (Teach your children)
Them with your youth (You believe and)
They seek the truth (Make a world that)
Before they can die (We can live in)

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 would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

--Graham Nash

(Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) inspired me early this morning as I listened to the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Anniversary Concert on HBO for the third time. Once again, I was completely blown away by their performances. What extraordinary talent they have! Great music and lyrics. Excellence doesn't diminish. Bonnie Rait's performance of "Love has no Pride" with Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) was also extraordinary. Music makes alive.)

4 comments:

Patty - Why Not Start Now? said...

Hi Judith - That was pure joy to watch and listen to. They made great (and wise) music together. Thanks.

Judith Ellis said...

Ah, Patty, it was the "joy" of my early morning, after a night of concern. And, yes, what "wise" words indeed. It was a pleasure to share it.

Brosreview said...

Hehe, why am I thinking of the song "Brick in the wall" by Pink Floyd a lot?

Judith Ellis said...

Hmm? I don't know, Ajey. Do tell. :-)