The Blonde One Was Called Freedom

Music Inspiration: Don’t Let It Bring You Down, It’s Only…

Neil Young

Old man lying
by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking
from the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky,
Cold wind ripping
down the alley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying
by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.

Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.

Blind man running
through the light
of the night
With an answer in his hand,
Come on down
to the river of sight
And you can really understand,
Red lights flashing
through the window
in the rain,
Can you hear the sirens moan?
White cane lying
in a gutter in the lane,
If you’re walking home alone.

Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Just find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.

Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Just find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.

© Copyright Tom Howard and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

I love trying to figure out what a song means, but I think in this instance I view this as an abstract. The song, to me, is more about feel and less about a story.

So my interpretation/inspiration is this: life gets tough. Your morals and your view of the world will continually be called into question. But that’ll happen. And you will pull through. And someday you’ll meet someone who will be a kindred spirit to help you navigate.

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