James Craig writes:
While everyone within the song is wrapped inside a hazy bliss, the listener is prompted by the title to remember the lessons of the past and connect it to the story being told. After The Goldrush. The moment no one believes will come. The consequences no one thinks about. When the excitement has run out and so too has its source. A land stripped of its treasures, a bubble burst. What then, the title demands. What comes after the goldrush?
Neil, when asked about the song’s meaning, said “hell, I don’t know. I just wrote it. It just depends on what I was taking at the time.”