It's been 13 years since Neil Young last made the same kind of record twice. His creative streak continues with "Old Ways," a twangy Nashville album that follows on the heels of 's "Everybody's Rockin," an upbeat if self-conscious pseudo-fifties revival; 's "Trans," the sonic and artistic equivalent of being flushed down a mainframe computer; and "Re-Ac-Tor" , a gritty, post-punk effort. No, Young is certainly not doing what he did last year, or the year before, or even the year before that. And he's found the right people to do it with: those old outlaws, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, are on hand for several duets.
The song is about a sad tale of a lover who became the next of kin to the restless wandering wayward wind. The other lover lived in a shack by the railroad track in their younger days; however, the lover hoped to settle down with the other, but, resumed to keep on wandering, leaving the lover alone with a broken heart. The song reached No.
Just a terrible, silly, and unwarranted interpretation; corny. Is it meant to be offensive and derogatory to real Confederates, by this leftist Canadian? It is not even "Neil" at all, musically.