Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rock and Roll Revival

But there's is a full moon risin'
Let's go dancing in the light
We know where's the music playin'
Let's go out and feel the night

Harvest Moon-Neil Young

Hello everybody! Some inspiring lyrics there from one of my favorite artists, Neil Young What I love about Neil Young is his songwriting ability. He can write about anything. Many of which are heartfelt and personal. Politics, the environment, and anti drug abuse are some of his themes. What's the most unusual thing about him is that he can cross over to any music genre possible. He can play grunge, folk, hard rock, country, and the blues. Hard to pigeon-toe him to any catergory.

I know that there are many, many artists out there that are excellent songwriters. Some of them more vivid than Neil Young. So, my friends and readers, what lyrics inspire you? Capture your imagination? Feel free to post lyrics if you want.


Toad said...


WHAT a treat. I haven't heard "Harvest Moon" in years. I can still picture the album jacket.

I still like the odd lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel. Crosby, Still, Nash, & Young, also had fun lyrics. I could go on and on from that era, and can only WONDER WHAT it is young people are listening to today.

Yesterday, I picked my Grandkids up from school. Just 4 of them. Ages 14,13,11, and 7. I was going through my CD player and came up with "Blind Faith" as I enjoyed, I told my 14 year old Grandaughter "this music is FORTY years old, can you imagine?" We sure had GREAT music.

drewzepmeister said...

Toad-My son will be 12 in a couple of weeks and he likes Blind Faith. Music is timeless... I was only four years old when the Beatles broke up. I LOVE the Beatles. As CSN&Y once said Teach Your Children.

OrbsCorbs said...

I love the Harvest Moon album, too.

I really don't know what my favorite lyrics are. I agree with Toad about Simon and Garfunkel. Their lyrics stand as poetry alone, without the music.

Anonymous Mom said...

Drew, you know I love Neil too :)

I can think of so many song lyrics, mostly by U2 and Bruce. But right now this song is going through my mind so I'll share it. Pink Floyd wrote some beautiful, mysterious lyrics that felt like liquid words melting into my mind when I first heard them. This is one of my favorites:

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

kkdither said...

Barbara, I don't think anything can beat pink floyd. Pick any song from that album, "Another Brick In The Wall." The down and out he is experiencing in his life; the album reads like an opera. He calls home from on tour to speak to his wife and another man answers.... and how can you forget the famous, "Teachers, leave those kids alone"? (my cell phone ringtone)

drewzepmeister said...

Orbs-I'm in total agreement with you and Toad about Simon & Garfunkel. I personally love The Sounds of Silence.

Barbara-You know that I wish I there:) I think U2 and the Boss both have great lyrics.

kk-I LOVE Pink Floyd! I think Animals got some great stuff.

Does anybody remember Bob Dylan?

Toad said...

"Pass me a cigarette, I think there's one in my rain coat? We smoked the last one an hour ago. So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine, and we have all gone to look for America"

Anonymous Mom said...

Bob Dylan....the name rings a bell. Oh - isn't he that old guy that did all those folk songs?

'Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form.
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."

kkdither said...

Dylan was at Carthage maybe 2 years ago. What a show that would have been. I couldn't talk anyone into going.... grrrr...

Toad said...

"Wish I was a Kelloggs Cornflake floating in a bowl taking movies. Relaxed for awhile, living in style"

Simon & Garfunkel (Saturday morning wake-up call)

drewzepmeister said...

Toad-America! Wow! I had almost fogotten about this tune. I love the version covered by Yes.

Barbara-Great song! I love Dylan's use of metaphors in songwriting.

kk-I wanted to go to see BOTH Dylan and Counting Crows at Carthage. Like you, I ran into the same problem.