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Video: Crosby, Stills, Nash — Woodstock

 

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“These three days, 1969, Woodstock. Say what you will about old hippies, but peace and love still work for us.” — John Samuel Tieman

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Well, I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, Tell where are you going?
This he told me

Said, I’m going down to Yasgur’s Farm,
Gonna join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land and set my soul free.

We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Well, then can I walk beside you?
I have come to lose the smog,
And I feel like I’m a cog in something turning.
And maybe it’s the time of year,
Yes and maybe it’s the time of man.
And I don’t know who I am,
But life is for learning.

We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

By the time we got to Woodstock,
We were half a million strong
And everywhere was a song and a celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bomber death planes
Riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies
Above our nation.

We are stardust, we are golden,
We are caught in the devil’s bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Written by Joni Mitchell • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

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3 comments on “Video: Crosby, Stills, Nash — Woodstock

  1. azureesoleil
    August 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on BLUE SUN and commented:
    BE AUTHENTIC – It’s a little sad to look back on this time and to see where we are today. I have always felt that for those who went or those who would have gone given the opportunity, at it’s core, this was the most authentic thing that has ever been done. The soul of the event was the best our soul has ever been, certainly not without flaw but focused on love, peace, understanding, inclusion. There was an observable gentleness, kindness, caring, even a meditation on our most altruistic values. For our nation I have always mourned not keeping to that path and wondered for our nation, for our children, for our very souls, were we would be today if we had.

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  2. Carole Brooks Platt
    August 17, 2016

    No, I didn’t get to Woodstock that summer. I was on my way to Paris for a year at the Sorbonne. I did see the film though in a French theater. I don’t think I would have liked that mud, but the music was great! I remember being particularly struck by Jimi Hendrix.

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  3. anisioluiz2008
    August 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    Liked by 1 person

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