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by Stephen Stills

Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). He has performed on a professional level in several other bands as well as maintaining a solo career at the same ti…




Four and twenty years ago, I come into this life
The song of a woman and a man who lived in strife
He was tired of being poor and he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more
A different kind of poverty now upsets me so

Night after sleepless night
I walk the floor and I want to know, why am I so alone?
Where is my woman can I bring her home? 
Have I driven her away? Is she gone?
Morning comes to sunrise and I'm driven to my bed
I see that it is empty and there's devils in my head

I embrace the many colored beast
I grow weary of the torment, can there be no peace?
And I find myself just wishing that my life would simply cease

Written by: Steve Stills

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