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Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Just a Song Before I Go Meaning

Tagged: Leaving [suggest]

Song Released: 1977


Just a Song Before I Go Lyrics

Just a song before I go
To whom it may concern
Travelling twice the speed of sound
It's easy to get burned

When the shows were over
We had to get back home
And when we opened up the door
I had to be alone

She helped me with my suitcase
She...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 16th report

    I heard on a radio program featuring Graham Nash, that he was waiting to go on a tour, and someone he was staying with in Hawaii bet hem he couldn't write a song in the short time before he had to go.

  2. anonymous
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    May 31st 2020 report

    Actually his wife or girlfriend is having the affair because of him being away from her so long. He gets home to see her but she’s not there ( and had to be alone) she eagerly helps him with his suit case and drives him to the airport he holds her one more time and than she was gone. And left quickly to go back to her lover! Traveling the speed of light it’s easy to get burned.

  3. anonymous
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    May 14th 2018 report

    Go on tour...have an affair...fall in love...then have to return home and put that relationship behind...and everyone is burned, but should have known better.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2015 report

    After the show they had to get back home. She meets him with his suitcase with his stash in it. Going through security she gets caught trying to get onboard, he has to leave her or gets busted himself canceling tour dates. Traveling twice the speed of sound it's easy to get burned. You do drugs it's easy to get caught eventually.

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  5. ruthie429
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    Nov 4th 2013 report

    Pathetic meaning. I thought the song meant losing someone that you loved or cared for. I saw one of my best friends drown & we played this song Over & Over believing it referred to "someone you loved & lost" instead in meant "rushing for a show." So What! Everyone rushes!spoiled brat.

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  6. astorian
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    Oct 24th 2012 report

    First, the title: Graham Nash was living in Hawaii in the mid-Seventies, and was about to leave home to start a lengthy concert tour. While he was waiting, he thought, "I have a little time... maybe I could write a song before I go."

    The lyrics make sense once you realize that Nash wrote it just as he was about to leave home for months. The song is about a musician who's packing to leave his home and loved ones. His wife or girlfriend helps him pack and drives him to the airport. They exchange tender hugs, then she has to go. And he's going to be alone, far from home, for a very long time.


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