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Neil Young — Out On The Weekend
Album: Harvest
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Released: 1972
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Think I'll pack it in and buy a pick-up
Take it down to L.A.
Find a place to call my own and try to fix up
Start a brand new day

The woman I'm thinking of, she loved me all up
But I'm so down today
She's so fine, she's in my mind
I hear her callin'

See the lonely boy out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay
Can't relate to joy, he tries to speak and
Can't begin to say

She got pictures on the wall, they make me look up
From her big brass bed
Now I'm running down the road, trying to stay up
Somewhere in her head

The woman I'm thinking of, she loved me all up
But I'm so down today
She's so fine she's in my mind
I hear her callin'

See the lonely boy, out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay
Can't relate to joy, he tries to speak and
Can't begin to say
Comments (262)add comment
 Dave_Mack wrote:
 jukes1 wrote:
What’s with the big brass bed thing that shows up everywhere?
 Shhhh! The first rule of Big Brass Bed Club is we don't talk about Big Brass Bed Club.

 
That's hilarious.  Thanks for a much needed laugh.
 jukes1 wrote:
What’s with the big brass bed thing that shows up everywhere?
 Shhhh! The first rule of Big Brass Bed Club is we don't talk about Big Brass Bed Club.

 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
The music rocks on !!!

 hallogallo wrote:

Sofa King Good.

 
 
You called?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
Neil is timeless and larger than life.
 rdo wrote:
Someone just needs to put this guy out of his misery......................
 
Things can't really be that bad for you. Get counseling.
9 mostly for The drumming
What’s with the big brass bed thing that shows up everywhere?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
And he's done far more worthwhile than you ever will. People age, get over it.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
You'll be lucky to get this old and yet no one will know who you are if you do.
Everything on this album gives me a 'deja vu' from the mid-'70s
laying in the sun in a hammock between two trees at a friend's cottage
looking over the lake and listening to it blasting at full volume from
gigantic speakers in the boathouse.
Hope the neighbours enjoyed it too.
just the best
Sublime "Shakey". Wonderful, exceptional music. 
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
 
Some people never change.
i lost neil after everybody knows this is nowhere. i know. 

really like first two albums. lots of strings and guitar. i've been waiting for you still makes me want to be a rock star.

crazy horse rock on.  
 caobhin wrote:
Some songs always take you back to a specific, discrete time in your life - maybe so just b/c of your state of mind at that time when you were listening to it, more so than the song itself. Nevertheless, this is one of those for me... {#Music}

 
Yep. Late high school. Starting to figure out girls (not really) and just sitting still and listening to this. A quiet, frantic time in my life that I miss.
Neil Young's harmonica playing neither sucks nor blows, unlike Bob Dylan's.
 ri_shelton wrote:
Hey...there's a ring-tone available with the great intro. A smile on my face each time the phone rings! I've been using it for years and get constant positive comments.

 
Mind sharing where you downloaded it from? I've always been nervous about those sites. 
 Proclivities wrote:

On_The_Beach wrote:

"Boring" is what children say when they hear anything more advanced than Sesame Street.
  
Sesame Street was pretty advanced though.

 
Coincidentally I was coming here to post that I sometimes think Neil Young sounds like a Muppet when he sings.
That's a great idea! I used to have Down By the Seaside (Zeppelin)... love the reactions
ri_shelton wrote:
Hey...there's a ring-tone available with the great intro. A smile on my face each time the phone rings! I've been using it for years and get constant positive comments.

 


Hey...there's a ring-tone available with the great intro. A smile on my face each time the phone rings! I've been using it for years and get constant positive comments.
Such a perfect opening song for this album. Love it. 10.
 Alpine wrote:
Here we go.  This is a good one.

 
{#High-five}
Here we go.  This is a good one.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

"Boring" is what children say when they hear anything more advanced than Sesame Street.
 
Sesame Street was pretty advanced though.
 vesta0424 wrote:
At one certain point in my life, I wore this album out.  Totally.

 
Me too. One of two tunes I can play on the blues harp - the other is Heart of Gold, of course. I love this song, but I can understand why the uninitiated might think it boring: unless you are "into it", and have context around the song, it's a pretty slow beat.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

"Boring" is what children say when they hear anything more advanced than Sesame Street.
 
HAHA...touche!!{#Lol}
Outstanding!!{#Kiss}
 ortega1 wrote:
Boring. Even +1 rating is too much for this song.
 
"Boring" is what children say when they hear anything more advanced than Sesame Street.

Boring. Even +1 rating is too much for this song. 
Some songs always take you back to a specific, discrete time in your life - maybe so just b/c of your state of mind at that time when you were listening to it, more so than the song itself. Nevertheless, this is one of those for me... {#Music}
Hearing it now, especially at this time of year, makes me think of my hippie architect buddy John "Sha-Doobie" who always played this endlessly on loop at his amazing early 1960s Case Study House at the top of Edgeridge Drive in Hacienda Heights.  Diggin' ol' Neil!
 squidish wrote:
Sad that he and Peg broke up after years of love and inspiration and collaboration. Now he's dating Daryl Hannah. {#Cry}

 
Hannah also dated JFK, Jr., so maybe she's not the Dumb Blonde after all.
 vesta0424 wrote:
At one certain point in my life, I wore this album out.  Totally.

 
I hear ya. Same here.
At one certain point in my life, I wore this album out.  Totally.
Classic value
Amazing, how simple and pure and plaintive this was compared to his other stuff, and yet, it's just as devastatingly poignant & haunting
 KaiT wrote:

See the lonely boy,
out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay.
Can't relate to joy,
he tries to speak and
Can't begin to say.

Sigh.

 
bump

Sofa King Good.

 
 idiot_wind wrote:
God bless Neil. 

Can you imagine a singer/song writer doing this kind of album in 2015?  

 

 
nope.. nobody writes songs like this anymore. {#Notworthy}
God bless Neil. 

Can you imagine a singer/song writer doing this kind of album in 2015?  

 
YEAH!
I likey like very much.
{#Notworthy} 
Good Canadian boy.
Just sayin'...
Sad that he and Peg broke up after years of love and inspiration and collaboration. Now he's dating Daryl Hannah. {#Cry}
 scrubbrush wrote:
I love this song and a bunch of other Young songs, but, has anyone else ever noticed that this, Old Man, Heart of Gold, Alabama, and several others all have the same beat?
1,2,3,_,1,2,3,_,1,2,3,_, 
You can sing the lyrics to almost every one of these songs over the instrumentation from any of the others.

 
A lot of this album sounds like it was one continuous session, not necessarily in a bad way, but more like a groove they got into for those songs.
Some songs would require a long silence after they fade out, so that I can still hum them for a while ... {#Good-vibes}
Excellent play. Never gets old. 
 LauraWH wrote:
Love this album. Sitting, smiling and humming quietly to myself.

 

 

I love this song and a bunch of other Young songs, but, has anyone else ever noticed that this, Old Man, Heart of Gold, Alabama, and several others all have the same beat?
1,2,3,_,1,2,3,_,1,2,3,_, 
You can sing the lyrics to almost every one of these songs over the instrumentation from any of the others.
Brilliant!
Godhead
{#Dancingbanana_2}
{#Notworthy}
{#Yell}   "Outstanding" song from a "GODLIKE" album    {#Cheers}
Love this album. Sitting, smiling and humming quietly to myself.
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Nice to hear something different.

 
I know, I never hear this anywhere but here.  It's one of Neil's best album openers.
Nice to hear something different.
 bill-1956 wrote:


www dot rustradio dot org

Not promoting - just saying - it does exist for us brainwashed disciples.

 
Excellent link! Thanks for posting!
 stunix wrote:

I think RP should have a separate Neil Young stream just for Neil Young and his brainwashed disciples.

 

www dot rustradio dot org

Not promoting - just saying - it does exist for us brainwashed disciples.
Just a "day in the life"....from Neil's perspective.


Every one should be so lucky as to find music in the day.  
 mgkiwi wrote:
Sorry Neil, but sometimes you sing a right load of old bollocks!  Altogether now "sing a load of bollocks, make loadsa money, yeah yeah yeah" {#Bananajam}

 
You know, for an entire decade Neil put out challenging and commercially unsuccessful albums that ultimately led to his label, headed by mr. David Geffin, to drop him. He was hardly rich when Harvest came out nor was he particularly rich by the 80s.
Someone just needs to put this guy out of his misery......................
I had this album and may have a CD kicking around somewhere, but it hasn't really stuck in my 'must listen' list.  One thing about it though is that it was really well recorded.  The sound quality really stood out from other records of the same time.  Much like Dark Side of the Moon in that way.  And I respect that.
 kapetanc wrote:
This song is just great!!! The whole album is great!

 
Neil Young is great!
Think I'll pack it in and buy a pickup......I did just that, but drove to Alaska instead of LA.....Thanks Niel.  Have you ever driven through Alberta while listening to Alberta?
Been listening to this album for 30 years, never gets old. Who would have thought...
great song from a great album by amazing artist, thanks rp
 pvg44 wrote:

I get it, you don't like Neil Young.  Your comments about him aren't funny yet, but keep trying.
 
{#Lol}
Love this song, but doesn't have exactly the same beat and tempo as "Old Man" and "Heart of Gold"?
 stunix wrote:

I think RP should have a separate Neil Young stream just for Neil Young and his brainwashed disciples.
 
Watch it!  Else I'll come down the towpath and set you adrift!
Outstanding!
 stunix wrote:

I think RP should have a separate Neil Young stream just for Neil Young and his brainwashed disciples.
 
I get it, you don't like Neil Young.  Your comments about him aren't funny yet, but keep trying.
 pvg44 wrote:

Totally agree.  This song in particular is so simple yet so heartfelt.  Beautiful; I could listen to it for hours.
 
same.
sounds kinda muddy to me...where's the engineer? 
 Rozsa wrote:
RP been playing way too much of Neil Young lately IMHO
 
I think RP should have a separate Neil Young stream just for Neil Young and his brainwashed disciples.
 zenhead wrote:
i'd put this in the list of best albums ever. neil at his best.
 
Totally agree.  This song in particular is so simple yet so heartfelt.  Beautiful; I could listen to it for hours.
Sorry Neil, but sometimes you sing a right load of old bollocks!  Altogether now "sing a load of bollocks, make loadsa money, yeah yeah yeah" {#Bananajam}
i'd put this in the list of best albums ever. neil at his best.
A classic album from a legend !
9>10, love Neil.
This song is just great!!! The whole album is great!

Such a cohesive, wonderful album that moved a very different set of emotions than After the Gold Rush, which was another fantastic album.  


 gemtag wrote:
Neil is the best. He should teach Dylan how to play harmonica.
 
In 1960, before "Blowin’in the Wind," Bob Dylan was paid $50 for playing the harmonica on a Harry Belafonte album. 

I think he was overpaid.  {#Eek}

See the lonely boy,
out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay.
Can't relate to joy,
he tries to speak and
Can't begin to say.

Sigh. 


 Rozsa wrote:
RP been playing way too much of Neil Young lately IMHO
 
never enuff.....ever
Peaceful. Thank you! Would be nice to recall all the locations/activities that I associate with this song.
 Rozsa wrote:
RP been playing way too much of Neil Young lately IMHO
 

No such thing!
RP been playing way too much of Neil Young lately IMHO
Just upgraded to Godlike. 

Thanks Bill. Great afternoon mix. 
Neil is the best. He should teach Dylan how to play harmonica.
 Geecheeboy wrote:

Did you ever try to "fix" a scratch?  Gosh I did.  Tried everything. rolling it backwards, weighting the needle, even taking a magnifying glass and a needle from mom's sewing.  Mixed results. Mostly wasted time and frustration.
 
I hear ya! Back in the days of 8 track tapes I had Led Zep IV on 8 track and, due to the length of the tape I believe it was Misty Mountain Hop in the middle of the album that had to be faded out and then faded back in on the next track. For years I kept awaiting that fade out - obviously not there on anything other than 8 track.
Cream for my soul, thank you!
 Jelani wrote:
I really love this song. I love this album.
Can't stand his later screeching and political groaning. 
 

Yep, 'dat!
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Did you ever try to "fix" a scratch?  Gosh I did.  Tried everything. rolling it backwards, weighting the needle, even taking a magnifying glass and a needle from mom's sewing.  Mixed results. Mostly wasted time and frustration.
 
Too funny! By scratch I think you mean "skip"? I too tried the magnifying glass and needle method and had a pretty good success rate. Of course when it doesn't work you end up with a record which still skips and is scratched!

 Jelani wrote:

I've got the same thing on Pink Floyd Animals album. I listened to it with that skip for so long that to this day, I still anticipate it every single fucking time, and it doesn't happen on the CD.
Maybe I got a touch of the OCD? 
 
Did you ever try to "fix" a scratch?  Gosh I did.  Tried everything. rolling it backwards, weighting the needle, even taking a magnifying glass and a needle from mom's sewing.  Mixed results. Mostly wasted time and frustration.

Awesome! {#Cowboy}
My fave.

10.

That mournful harmonica gets me every time. 
We still twist the disc here at home and love N.Y.'s (Neil Young) early days....
 pauleywalnuts wrote:
My vinyl copy of Harvest bought in 72 as a teenager got played and played and played. It got scratched and developed a skip right at the line "think I'll pack it in and buy a p... up" Didn't matter, it still got played over and over. To this day even with a pristine new digitally remastered version on cd I still here that skip in my head every time I play the song... {#Music} dmax wrote:

I have that with some albums that I also had on 8-track. Where the song faded down to do the track change, I still fade it in my head.

and there was one nasty skip in Zappa's "Apostrophe" album that I can't not hear...
 
I've got the same thing on Pink Floyd Animals album. I listened to it with that skip for so long that to this day, I still anticipate it every single fucking time, and it doesn't happen on the CD.
Maybe I got a touch of the OCD? 


I really love this song. I love this album.
Can't stand his later screeching and political groaning. 
 gigikent wrote:
Never too many ones for a neil young song!
 
Right,this one sure is an eleven ,11{#Guitarist}
Never too many ones for a neil young song!
Neil used hang out and practice in a bar I worked at. Songwriter yes.. musician yes.. singer damn it hurt..
 dmax wrote:
I have that with some albums that I also had on 8-track. Where the song faded down to do the track change, I still fade it in my head.
and there was one nasty skip in Zappa's "Apostrophe" album that I can't not hear...
 
Ahhh yes!  Just another thing the younger generation will never experience.  "Hiss -pop, hiss-pop, hiss-pop." 

 chadlymn wrote:
His voice makes my ears bleed......   {#Puke}
 

This graphic makes my eyes bleed.
 chadlymn wrote:
His voice makes my ears bleed......   {#Puke}
 
Use some acid  to clean them (your ears) maybe they wont bleed any more.

Neil won a Juno last night, Canada music gala ... alternative adult album of the year. oh yeah and artist of year beating out the Bieber kid.

 

 pauleywalnuts wrote:
My vinyl copy of Harvest bought in 72 as a teenager got played and played and played. It got scratched and developed a skip right at the line "think I'll pack it in and buy a p... up" Didn't matter, it still got played over and over. To this day even with a pristine new digitally remastered version on cd I still here that skip in my head every time I play the song... {#Music}
 
I have that with some albums that I also had on 8-track. Where the song faded down to do the track change, I still fade it in my head.

and there was one nasty skip in Zappa's "Apostrophe" album that I can't not hear...

 Businessgypsy wrote:
The soundtrack of my wonderfully angst filled teenage years.
 
I'm not sure I ever left that angst - Neil's songs still tear me up
Very nice!
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......GOOD!!
Glencoe_JC wrote:
just heart wrenchingly awesome...
The soundtrack of my wonderfully angst filled teenage years.

 mandolin wrote:
...man, neil young is just dragging me down today - good music for the season, but not helping my bright and chipper disposition...
 

agreed.
...man, neil young is just dragging me down today - good music for the season, but not helping my bright and chipper disposition...
Have to say - I do like listening to sad Neil Young over angry Neil Young.
Ah...young Neil Young!

As a drummer, it's sometimes harder to play the slow Neil stuff than to play fast. I've seen lots of guys do badly with it.

Time to pack it in and buy a pick-up!
For Mr Young this day !
        {#Meditate}
Loosing a good friend is never easy.
 chadlymn wrote:
His voice makes my ears bleed......


  Seek help !{#Fever}