Helplessly Hoping
by

David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, & Neil Young





Helplessly hoping

Her harlequin hovers nearby

Awaiting a word

Gasping at glimpses

Of gentle true spirit

He runs, wishing he could fly

Only to trip at the sound of good-bye



Wordlessly watching

He waits by the window

And wonders

At the empty place inside

Heartlessly helping himself

He worries

Did he hear a good-bye?

They are one person



We are one person

They are three together

They are for each other



Stand by the stairway

You'll see something

Certain to tell you

Love isn't lying

It's loose in a lady who lingers

Saying she is lost

And choking on her love



They are one person

They are two alone

They are three together

They are for each other