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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Helpless (Neil Young) : Lyrics,Video



"Helpless" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, most famously recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on their 1970 album Déjà Vu.

"Helpless" was originally recorded with Young's band Crazy Horse in early 1969, before Young's new CSNY bandmates (he had joined the then-trio in mid-1969) convinced him it would suit them better. The song was simple, at its core effectively the repetition of one melody over a descending D-A-G chord progression, but despite (or perhaps because of) its simplicity the group found difficulty deciding on an arrangement and many different versions of the song were recorded before the group finally decided on the slow-paced version that appeared on the album.
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Buffy Sainte-Marie’s version of Neil Young’s oft-covered “Helpless” arranged and produced by Jack Nitzsche.

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE HELPLESS LYRICS

There is a town in north ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby can you hear me now?
The chains are locked and tied across the door,
Baby, sing with me somehow.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless.



She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina - Helpless

4 comments:

Annie said...

Best cover ever! Blows away Niels version!

stan said...

LOooooove your version Buffy, really Bluesy !

Anonymous said...

You Still got it girl, Still you make me melt inside!
Remember in Atlanta Many years ago the boy who answered your "How" with "i Know how, wanna know when" and you answered that you'd see Me after the show, but you didn't?
I go back even further yet! Keep hanging in there!
Ben

Katrina Buller said...

Buffy, you are a such a beautiful soul.. I am a cree woman who's family is from the Red Pheasant Reserve in Saskatchewan. I remember my mom listening to you when I a was a young child living in Edmonton, Alberta. You have been an inspration to many people. I now live in Prince Rupert B.C, which is an area in which Enbridge wants to build the oil pipeline for japan. I ask that you might come and speak, or have a concert to inspire the people in the area.
We need some inspiration to help save our earth from the damage the proposed pipelines will bring, we need to save our mother earth from the damages being brought upon us, and all the blessing she continues to give to us!! I fear the people here have given into the greed of the all mighty dollar. Please, if you can help us. All my love to you and your family. :)