Age and Wisdom: Neil Young’s “Walk Like A Giant”

Age and Wisdom: Neil Young’s “Walk Like A Giant”

Aging rock stars either die, retire, or fade into complacency. Few remain vibrant and relevant (Bob Dylan’s recent “Tempest” clearly dodged that bullet). Even fewer of the 60s icons can retain both the righteous anger of youth and the spiritual grace of age, and Neil Young‘s new album, “Psychedelic Pill”, defies all conventions and carries the idealism of the 1960s forward into the 21st century. At just under 16-1/2 minutes, it is one of the shorter songs on the double CD album.

Video: Walk Like A Giant by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Walk Like A Giant 

Tried to have for long and strain
We were riding on a desert wind
We were pulling in the spiritual
Riding on the desert wind
We could see it in the distance
Getting closer every minute
We saw the lights and spiritual shining
Getting closer every minute
Then we skipped the rails, and we started to fail
And we folded you, and it’s not enough
Think about how close we came

I wanna walk like a giant on the land
I wanna walk like a giant on the land

Whenever I see the big fire coming,
Coming to burn down all my ideas
I try to hold down to my thinking, and remember how it feels
When I’m looking right in your eyes
And hearing your happy laugh
When I’m seeing your blue eyes shining
And hear your happy laugh
So the moment came, and the big sky rained and
and a ṗool of fire served in my desire

When I think about how good it feels
I wanna walk like a giant on the land
I wanna walk like a giant on the land

[Lyrics to Walk Like A Giant by Neil Young & Crazy Horse]

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