The song is Helplessly Hoping by CSN. You can listen to it here.
I'm having a hard time trying to get the meaning of the song. I think it talks about two lovers, and it sounds sad, but for the life me, I can't understand what exactly it is all about.
The lyrics are as follows:
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 goodbye
Wordlessly watching, he waits by the window and wonders
At the empty place inside
Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams, he worries
Did he hear a goodbye?
Or even hello?
They are 1 person
They are 2 alone
They are 3 together
They are 4 each other
Stand by the stairway, you'll see something certain to tell you
Confusion has its cost
Love isn't lying, it's loose in a lady who lingers
Saying she is lost
And choking on hello
If anyone knows better, your knowledge would be greatly appreciated.