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Neil Young – Helpless lyrics
There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby can you hear me now?
The chains are locked
And tied across the door
,
Baby, sing with me somehow.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless.
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    I think the clues are where North Ontario is and Neil Young's age. I think it's him referring to his experience as a boy growing up in the Cold War and the presence of the nuclear armed Strategic Air Command B52s flying out of Alaska on their Cold War sorties around the Arctic Ocean. That's why he was helpless.
    As someone of a similar age, I used to have nightmares of missiles arriving and exploding on the horizon, even from the relative safety of Perth, Western Australia.
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