Neil Young

Devil's Sidewalk (Live Acoustic)

Neil Young

When the red light shines
On the streets of hate
Where the devil dines
Who knows what he ate

It's a simple thing
Trying to stay afloat
The captain said
Without his boat

Some things are getting better
Other things a little worse
It's a situation
Much like a curse

It's the devil's sidewalk
It's the devil's door
I try to avoid it
Said the captain of the shore

There's a garden growing
And a million weeds
With no way of knowing
Who has done which deed

That's an honest tale
Said the helmsman to the mate
About a woman delicious
And a matter of fate

Big wheel's still rolling
Down on me
One thing I can tell you
Is you got to be free

John lennon said that
And I believe in love
I believe in action
When push comes to shove

Who cares what you believe
Said the captain amazed
If you stood in my shoes
Your eyes would be glazed

So my fair damsel
Won't you take your leave
Are you headed for the country
Where you wear the green sleeve

And the children laugh
And the old folks sing
And the church bells toll
For a miraculous thing

Where the big red furnace
Just glows and glows
Where the big heart beats
Where the big wheel rolls