Like a Hurricane (8:17)

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“Like a Hurricane” is a song written by Neil Young in 1975 and first released on the album American Stars ‘N Bars in 1977.

The song was written in July 1975 with friend and La Honda neighbor Taylor Phelps in the back of his car, (a DeSoto Suburban), when Neil Young was unable to sing due to an operation on his vocal cords. Driven by Young’s trademark fierce guitars, the song has been played on nearly every tour Neil Young has done since. It has also appeared on the compilations Decade and Greatest Hits and on the live albums Live Rust, Weld and Unplugged (this last rendition is played almost entirely on a pump organ).

An edited version of “Like a Hurricane” was released as a single on August 8th 1977, with “Hold Back the Tears” as B-side.


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Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar
Dancin' on the light from star to star
Far across the moonbeam I know that's who you are
I saw your brown eyes turnin' once to fire

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