Buffalo Springfield: Poetry and Lyrics

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Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band formed in 1966 whose members included Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Jim Messina, Ken Koblun, and Jim Fielder which combined rock, folk, and country music. The band released the classic 1960s political rock anthem “For What It’s Worth.”

The band was plagued by infighting, drug-related arrests, and line-up changes that led to its disbanding after two years. Three albums were released under its name, but many demos, studio outtakes, and live recordings remained and were issued in the decades that followed.[1]

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

The band members were: Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, Neil Young

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Springfield

 

NOWADAYS CLANCY CAN’T EVEN SING

Who’s that stomping all over my face?
Where’s that silhouette I’m trying to trace?
Who’s putting sponge in the bells I once rung
And taking my gypsy before she’s begun
To singing the meaning of what’s in my mind
Before I can take home what’s rightfully mine.
Joinin’ and listenin’ and talkin’ in rhymes
Stoppin’ the feeling to wait for the times.

Who’s saying baby, that don’t mean a thing,
‘Cause nowadays Clancy can’t even sing.

And who’s all hung-up on that happiness thing?
Who’s trying to tune all the bells that he rings?
And who’s in the corner and down on the floor
With pencil and paper just counting the score?
And who’s trying to act like he’s just in between?
The line isn’t black, if you know that it’s green.
Don’t bother looking, you’re too blind to see
Who’s coming on like he wanted to be.

Who’s saying baby, that don’t mean a thing,
‘Cause nowadays Clancy can’t even sing.

And who’s coming home on the old nine-to-five?
Who’s got the feeling that he came alive,
Though havin’ it, sharin’ it ain’t quite the same
It ain’t no gold nugget, you can’t lay a claim
Who’s seeing eyes through the crack in the floor
There it is baby, don’t you worry no more
Who should be sleepin’, but is writing this song
Wishin’ and a-hopin’ he weren’t so damned wrong.

Who’s saying baby, that don’t mean a thing,
‘Cause nowadays Clancy can’t even sing.

 

From: http://human-highway.org/lyrics/lyrics-01.html#007

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