Broken Arrow
Buffalo Springfield Lyrics


The lights turned on and the curtain fell down
And when it was over it felt like a dream
They stood at the stage door and begged for a scream
The agents had paid for the black limousine
That waited outside in the rain
Did you see them, did you see them?
Did you see them in the river?
They were there to wave to you
Could you tell that the empty quivered
Brown skinned Indian on the banks
That were crowded and narrow
Held a broken arrow?

Eighteen years of American dream
He saw that his brother had sworn on the wall
He hung up his eyelids and ran down the hall
His mother had told him a trip was a fall
And don't mention babies at all
Did you see him, did you see him?
Did you see him in the river?
He was there to wave to you
Could you tell that the empty quivered
Brown skinned Indian on the banks
That were crowded and narrow
Held a broken arrow

The streets were lined for the wedding parade
The Queen wore the white gloves, the county of song
The black covered caisson her horses had drawn
Protected her king from the sun rays of dawn
They married for peace and were gone
Did you see them, did you see them?
Did you see them in the river?
They were there to wave to you
Could you tell that the empty quivered
Brown skinned Indian on the banks
That were crowded and narrow
Held a broken arrow?

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Written by: Neil Young

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Jath Voelz

Love it... although it is perhaps one of the saddest songs I've ever heard.

A. Alberts

The lyrics are kind of unrelated. Don't really get it

david wilson

This was one of three 8 tracts along with a portable player that I had with me in Peru as exchange student in 1975. Listened to it all the time I was there. Thank god I had it with me. I have heard the Album thousands of times and have never tired of it. I Love it as much now as the first time I ever heard it. Lucky to have been born in 1958, my generation had the best music . My first concert was when I was 13, it was the Allman Brothers in 1971. There are only a few artist that take me back to that great era. One artist is Clarence Greenwood. He is one of the few artist today that reminds me of the feeling that I felt listening to the bands and artist my late 60’s and early 70’s. Thank god For you tube! Without it I would have never seen the Neil Young BBC special from 1971. During the Coronovirus, old music videos have saved me. Stay safe and apart!!!!

Joe Easter

HAL BLAINE  PLAYED ON THE STUDIO VERSION

Ari Raki

Blaine plays only on the jazz theme at the end with Don Randi (piano),Jim Horn (clarinet) and Harvey Newmark (bass). Dewey Martin plays other parts.

Bioniking

I would kill for a full version of that jam at the beginning

Psychedelic BluesMan

Of Mr.Soul?

B Crater

the american A Day In the Life.....timeless

Anna Lisa

I saw them.... in the River....I waved... I became part of the tribe and disappeared from the white world forever ....

Michael Donovan

me, too...

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