What does Daylight Again mean?

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Daylight Again Meaning

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Daylight Again Lyrics

Daylight again
Following me to bed
I think about a hundred years ago
How my Fathers bled

I think I see a valley
Covered with beaus (boys) in blue
All the brave soldiers that cannot get older
They're asking after you

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  1. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2023 !⃝

    This song haunts me every night when I’m sitting looking out the window. As a Vietnam combat infantry veteran, I think back about those who died alongside of me in 1967 and 1968.

    It’s hard to understand what good came from the war from my perspective. Friends and comrades dead, never to return home to families and friends.
    I live with the pain daily, and most likely will until I too pass on.

    Sgt Richard J Bailey
    1st Air Cavalry Division

  2. SnakeSpirit
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    Jan 25th 2019 !⃝

    This song looks back at the Civil War (100 years ago) to examine the futility of war in general.

    It mentions boys in blue and all the gray soldiers which illustrates Union (Blue) against the South (Gray), and how their deaths were regretful.

    Wars are allegedly fought for freedom, yet the cost of that freedom is death, buried in the ground.

    The song illustrates that we still have not learned our lesson about the futility of war when measured against human lives and the inability of groups of people to solve problems without war:

    "When everyone's talking and no one is listening how can we decide?"

  3. SnakeSpirit
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    Jan 24th 2019 !⃝

    Obviously referring to the Civil War:

    "I think about a hundred years ago
    How my Fathers bled"

    With a commentary on modern politics:

    "When everyone's talking and no one
    Is listening
    How can we decide"

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