Neil Young - Days That Used To Be Lyrics




People say don't rock the boat,
let things go their own way
Ideas that once seem so right,
now have gotten hard to say
I wish I could talk to you,
you could talk to me
'Cause there's very few of us left
my friend
From the days that used to be.

Seem like such a simple thing
to follow one's own dream
But possessions and concession
are not often what they seem
They drag you down
and load you down
in disguise of security.
But we never had
to make those deals
In the days that used to be.

Talk to me, my long lost friend,
tell me how you are
Are you happy with
your circumstance,
are you driving a new car
Does it get you where you wanna go,
with a seven year warranty
Or just another
hundred thousand miles away
From days that used to be.





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  1. Carlos Andre

    Sucos ! Why didn't I know this song before !! Only today I played more 10 times.

  2. 周防敬太

    Is this a homage to Bob Dylan ?

    Niels Ohlsen

    敬太 周防 it’s surely built on a Dylan Song. But if you listen to the lyrics you'll realize it's a double entendre.

    sam X

    For a little while, "Days That Used to Be" was titled "Letter to Bob," with the Bob being Bob Dylan. The song's melody is also almost identical to Dylan's "My Back Pages." So, Mr. Dylan was clearly prominent in Young's mind when he wrote this song, and is probably the person Young first imagined addressing. However, speaking to Fred Schruers of Musician in February 1991, Young clarified that the song was directed to all his old buddies from that generation, not just Dylan.

  3. art vallejos

    I was Born to Rock I'll never be an Opera Star

  4. Cabo Diablo

    Talk to me, my long lost friend,
    tell me how you are
    Are you happy with
    your circumstance,
    are you driving a new car
    Does it get you where you wanna go,
    with a seven year warranty
    Or just another
    hundred thousand miles away
    From days that used to be.