By: Neil Young

Original Performance: Neil Young
Written by: Neil Young

Live Versions:
  1. Pocahontas
Pocahontas [Live version (a)]:

Aurora borealis, the icy sky at night
The paddles cut the water in a long and hurried flight
From the white man to the fields of green
And the homeland we've never seen

They killed us in our tepee and cut our women down
They might have left some babies crying on the ground
But the firesticks and the wagons come
And the night falls on the setting sun

Well they massacred the buffalo kitty corner from the bank
The taxis run across my feet and my eyes have turned to blanks
In the little box at the top of the stairs
With my Indian rug and a pipe to share

I wish a was a trapper, I would give a thousand pelts
To sleep with Pocahontas and find out how she felt
In the mornin' on the fields of green
In the homeland we've never seen

And maybe Marlon Brando will be there by the fire
We'll sit and talk of Hollywood and the good things there for hire
Like the Astrodome and the first tepee
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
The Song:

"Pocahontas" is a song by Neil Young, originally on his album Rust Never Sleeps.

Beck played it live three times in 2011, all in the same week. (Two of the shows were part of Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concert.)

Played live 3 times:
Earliest known live version: October 20, 2011
Latest known live version: October 23, 2011

Played three times in October 2011.