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What does the lyrics to Cinnamon Girl REALLY mean?

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I guess the only one who REALLY knows what the lyrics mean is Mr Young himself ;)

for the rest of us it's up for interpretation - if you ask me the groupie is more likely than the heroin user though...

fun fact: Pearl Jam recorded a track called I got Id together with Neil Young, that partly references Cinnamon Girl :)

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Looks like very little information on Neil's interpretation of Cinnamon Girl. But I haven't delved into any interviews yet.

This is all I could come up with...

source -

From the Decade album, Neil writes: "Wrote this for a city girl on peeling pavement coming at me thru Phil Ochs eyes playing finger cymbals. It was hard to explain to my wife."

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I wanna live

with a cinnamon girl

I could be happy

the rest of my life

With a cinnamon girl.

A dreamer of pictures

I run in the night

You see us together,

chasing the moonlight,

My cinnamon girl.

Ten silver saxes,

a bass with a bow

The drummer relaxes

and waits between shows

For his cinnamon girl.

A dreamer of pictures

I run in the night

You see us together,

chasing the moonlight,

My cinnamon girl.

Pa sent me money now

I'm gonna make it somehow

I need another chance

You see your baby loves to dance

Yeah...yeah...yeah.

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