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Song Saturday Neil Young's Old man

A song that was written for the caretaker of his ranch but a song about connection.

Neil Young’s Old man. This song comes from Neil’s Harvest LP, it was his first album with the band Crazy Horse and in particular originally Danny Witten.

One of the songs on the album was recorded last. Sadly after the death of Danny. Danny was a heroin addict, and Neil wrote the song “The needle and the damage done” for his dead guitarist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAtDrFdomN4

Old man look at my life,I’m a lot like you were.Old man look at my life,I’m a lot like you were.Old man look at my life,Twenty fourand there’s so much moreLive alone in a paradiseThat makes me think of two.Love lost, such a cost,Give me thingsthat don’t get lost.Like a coin that won’t get tossedRolling home to you.Old man take a look at my lifeI’m a lot like youI need someone to love methe whole day throughAh, one look in my eyesand you can tell that’s true.Lullabies, look in your eyes,Run around the same old town.Doesn’t mean that much to meTo mean that much to you.I’ve been first and lastLook at how the time goes past.But I’m all alone at last.Rolling home to you.Old man take a look at my lifeI’m a lot like youI need someone to love methe whole day throughAh, one look in my eyesand you can tell that’s true.Old man look at my life,I’m a lot like you were.Old man look at my life,I’m a lot like you were.

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    songs that impact us stay with us, right?

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    is there a song you love to listen to over and over?

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    is there an artist you listen to no matter what?

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  1. Q: SONGS THAT IMPACT US STAY WITH US, RIGHT?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%
    Q: IS THERE A SONG YOU LOVE TO LISTEN TO OVER AND OVER?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%
    Q: IS THERE AN ARTIST YOU LISTEN TO NO MATTER WHAT?
    Yes (5 votes) – 100%

  2. Why have you included a picture of a car instead of a picture of Neil Young??? I have never heard this song, but I have included it on my last Spotify playlist. The song I really like from Neil Young is “Rocking in the free world”.

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Song Saturday Neil Young's Old Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2a1_Do_fc

I have heard this song throughout my life, and it remains a part of the soundtrack of my life. That is the interesting goal of a challenge to show what has shaped you. Three hundred sixty-five days of picture wore me out. Songs, however, music is a critical part of my life and how I move through my day.

This song was written about the caretaker of Neil Youngs northern California farm. His relationship with his father (a famous Candian author) was rocky at best.

My favorite lines:

It doesn’t mean that much to me, to mean that much to you.

You can take that two ways. For me, often both ways work!

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  1. I think of my dad every time I hear this song. I love Neil and I love this song. Always have, and it has brought tears to my eyes more times than I can count. Love it, Great song choice Doc. sighs..I might listen to it again.

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