Neil Young: Cinnamon Girl Meaning
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Song Released: 1970
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anonymous Jan 9th, 1:01am report
It's a song OBVIOUSLY about heroin. The issue is he wrote it before he knew his guitarist Danny Gatton was terribly addicted to heroin 2 weeks after Crazy Horse got together. Cinnamon is 60s slang for heroin. Young also admitted it in a radio interview in the 90s When the interviewer was like "sure, it's about a girl, wink wink. He made up about 5 different stories that made absolutely no sense. The song basically: He runs through the night, gets Heroin and feels great. His jazz drummer waits between shows for heroin. "Paw send me money NOW, I've got to make it somehow, I need another chance. You see YOUR baby loves to dance" He likes to "dance" which is yet another 60s slang term for using. The songs dark ending is also harkens back to the reality of drug abuse. Not some tan girl...lol
anonymous May 24th, 2019 5:39pm report
He must have had a relationship with a Filipina girl
anonymous Jun 12th, 2018 6:42pm report
I think he definitely talking about heroin.
anonymous Mar 15th, 2018 3:50pm report
To me it’s about a red headed diva that’s sexy to the core.
anonymous Sep 29th, 2017 9:55pm report
Could he be talking about heroin?
Spent my 20s living in southern Cali and lots of weekends on the beaches. We turned a deep copper or cinnamon color and it was really beautiful shimmering, young and energetic. Back in the 60s and 70s our hair was really long, silky and blew in the wind. We used to stay at the beaches until the sun began going down until the winds picked up and it became cold enough to pack it in for the day. I wonder if he saw so many "cinnamon girls," dark from the sun or perhaps ethnically brown and he just ended up singing about it? It's nice not knowing for sure. Still his songs take me back there ♥
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