Thursday, February 3, 2022

Broken Arrow Ranch - 50 Years Ago

Old man, look at my life
I'm a lot like you were
Old man, look at my life
I'm a lot like you were

"Now, you get yerself inta town. If only there woulda been somebody telling me how much a fool I was. Not that I woulda listened either."

Old man, look at my life
24 and there's so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two

Love lost, such a cost
Give me things that don't get lost
Like a coin that won't get tossed
Rolling home to you

"You been hurt and you’re afraid a gettin' hurt again. You stay afraid you gonna end up alone. [Like me.] Thinking it was his choice but knowing it is true, that he does need someone to hold and love him, never throw him away."

Ah, one look in my eyes
And you can tell that's true

"You think you're so different ‘cuz you’re 24. You're not different. I maya just come with the place, but I can tell a fool, even if he owns the place. Now, get yerself inta town."

And, being a fool, though he knew everything the man said was true, he didn't make it back to town. And time past and now the young man was the old man, an old man that came with the ranch.

Doesn't mean that much to me
To mean that much to you
I've been first and last
Look at how the time goes past
But I'm all alone at last
Rolling home to you

50 years ago, Neil Young bought Broken Arrow Ranch. He's had the beautiful unspoiled property now for 50 years.