born in ontario lyrics – neil young

“born in ontario”

you might see me down in alabama
or baton rouge down in louisiana
i might make it up to detroit city
where people work hard and life is gritty
it don’t really matter where i am
it’s what i do, it’s what i can
this old world has been good to me
so i try to give back and i want to be free

i was born in ontario
i was born in ontario, ontario, ontario, ontario

[guitar solo]

i still like to sing a happy song
once in a while and things go wrong
i pick up a pen, scribble on a page
try to make sense of my inner rage
one cold winter we went down south
with daddy’s typewriter for a couple of months

and i was born in ontario
i was born in ontario, ontario, ontario, ontario

[guitar solo]

i was born in ontario
where the black fly bites
and the green gr*ss grows
that’s where i learned most of what i know
cause you don’t learn much
when you start to get old
i left home at a tender young age
cause mom and daddy never liked to stay
in any one place for very long
we just kept moving, moving on

i was born in ontario
i was born in ontario, ontario, ontario, ontario

/ neil young lyrics