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Neil Young — Comes a Time
Album: Comes a Time
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Released: 1978
Length: 2:56
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Comes a time
When you're driftin'
Comes a time
When you settle down
Comes a light
Feelin's liftin'
Lift that baby
Right up off the ground.

Oh, this old world
Keeps spinning round
It's a wonder tall trees
Ain't layin' down
There comes a time.

You and I we were captured
We took our souls
And we flew away
We were right
We were giving
That's how we kept
What we gave away.

Oh, this old world
Keeps spinning round
It's a wonder tall trees
Ain't layin' down
There comes a time.
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"It's a wonder tall trees
Ain't layin' down
There comes a time."

The Ents will arise!
Plant based diet for all and and the planet Leave the animal’s alone Great Niel tune
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Damn those farmers! Growing food for people to eat! Kill 'em all!

 
The subsidized farmers are mostly growing feed for animals, not us.  We eat the animals of course, but its a damned inefficient and destructive system.  And the world would be a better place if we ate fewer of them.  
 Lazaerus wrote:
An old friend of mine, who is a pretty darn good singer, told me once that he really loved Neil Youngs music, even with his vocal inperfections, "because it made his music more human" and I have to agree.  But when Neil sings with awesome backing vocals he is simply beautiful... probably one of my favorite songs from an all time favorite album.
  

{#Yes}

Beautiful piece of music
NEIL IS A GREAT WRITER, sometimes he ends in a key he can sing, love the songs can't take the squeeeeeeeeLLLLLLLLL (then agin he did crap like sugar and cow so  ( NEXT)..................................
 scrubbrush wrote:
this makes me sentimental about stuff that never even happend to me.
 

What a great comment!

Neil's music does this to me quite often.
Some might have called it Country when it came out...and I don't think that I appreciated it as much at the time as I did his hard-rocking Rust Never Sleeps project that blasted things open so mightily a year later...but now I have to say that whatever it is, IT'S DAMN GOOD! and Comes a Time, indeed!
 westslope wrote:
Funny how Neil opposes logging but supports taxpayers subsidized farming—an activity that destroys more habitat than just about any other single industrial activity in the USA.
 
Damn those farmers! Growing food for people to eat! Kill 'em all!
 calypsus_1 wrote:
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Neil Young Photographed by Tony Anderson April 3rd, 1993 in Portland, Oregon. This was taken about ten feet from the stage at the Free Waterfront concert on the banks of the Willamette river.

While Bill Clinton was President a " Timber Summit " meeting was held in Portland, OR to discuss continued logging in the Northwest. It was a huge public rallying cry that drew a lot of controversy and, " Jobs vs. the environment " debates. This outdoor concert was put together at the last minute to draw attention to the meeting and Neil Young was the headliner.

Permission to post on Paradise radio - Neil Young, Portland, OR pic - for...Comes a Time - ...with my blessing.    ~fast-tony-anderson

 
Funny how Neil opposes logging but supports taxpayers subsidized farming—an activity that destroys more habitat than just about any other single industrial activity in the USA.
 sportskid wrote:
This is what "country" music aspires to be!!
 

a·nach·ro·nism  n.
1. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order.

"Country" music existed long before Neil Young was born.   Great tune, in any era.


This is what "country" music aspires to be!!
 tphord wrote:
Beautiful song... Great memories...thanks Bill
 


Beautiful song... Great memories...thanks Bill
Oh such wonderful memories of my college years.
"lift that baby right up off the ground" 
One of the best albums ever! With Nicollette Larson (RIP) singing harmonies.
 maxgruv wrote:
The most hillbilly I'll ever get... Unashamedly. 9.
 
A little bit of it in all of us.

Fantastic song and artist. Neil is the best.

Neil Young - Comes A Time, Live

(Live at Farm Aid 2011)

Neil Young performs "Comes A Time" after being introduced by John Mellencamp at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City on August 13, 2011. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined the board of directors in 2001.

"His voice has not changed a bit in over 40 years......he is one of the best musicians of all time"      KTMONEY100


Hell 8 just fer the fiddle!{#Boohoo}
I am so not into country, but if it sounded like Neil...I so would be....
Blech. If you want more Neil, play that Redlight Kings' track again!
 Lazaerus wrote:
An old friend of mine, who is a pretty darn good singer, told me once that he really loved Neil Youngs music, even with his vocal inperfections, "because it made his music more human" and I have to agree.  But when Neil sings with awesome backing vocals he is simply beautiful... probably one of my favorite songs from an all time favorite album.
 
Yes, and hell yes.

Such a wonderful song to hear on a (finally!) sunny Friday morning.
Long time ago, he wrote this, but i know the words of most of his songs like it was yesterday!
The most hillbilly I'll ever get... Unashamedly. 9.
 casey1024 wrote:
No apologies.  I truly enjoy this man's work - all of it.
 
Worth saying again.

 bindi wrote:
anything Neil did with Nicolette Larson, instant 8 plus for me.
 
I didn't realize Nicolette was on this track until you guys mentioned it.

Always did like it; now I know why.

Very, very nice!

Neil Young, Portland, OR 93 by ~fast-tony-anderson
Tony Anderson  ©2007-2010 ~fast-tony-anderson

Neil Young Photographed by Tony Anderson April 3rd, 1993 in Portland, Oregon. This was taken about ten feet from the stage at the Free Waterfront concert on the banks of the Willamette river.

While Bill Clinton was President a " Timber Summit " meeting was held in Portland, OR to discuss continued logging in the Northwest. It was a huge public rallying cry that drew a lot of controversy and, " Jobs vs. the environment " debates. This outdoor concert was put together at the last minute to draw attention to the meeting and Neil Young was the headliner.

Permission to post on Paradise radio - Neil Young, Portland, OR pic - for...Comes a Time - ...with my blessing.    ~fast-tony-anderson


An old friend of mine, who is a pretty darn good singer, told me once that he really loved Neil Youngs music, even with his vocal inperfections, "because it made his music more human" and I have to agree.  But when Neil sings with awesome backing vocals he is simply beautiful... probably one of my favorite songs from an all time favorite album.
{#Notworthy} All Hail Neil!!!!   #27 on VH1 Top 100 all-time artists and that was a mis-justice!!!!!

Love the live version of this from Rust - but this - with Nicolette - is pretty damn good.


this makes me sentimental about stuff that never even happend to me.
anything Neil did with Nicolette Larson, instant 8 plus for me.
 Cynaera wrote:
Crankin' this up. I LOVE this song... Simple, articulate, easy on the ears - and with the late, lamented Nicolette Larson on backing vocals... Yep, love it.{#Sunny}
 
Nicolette's solos LPs are excellent as well. But she and Linda R. together on backup...priceless.
Crankin' this up. I LOVE this song... Simple, articulate, easy on the ears - and with the late, lamented Nicolette Larson on backing vocals... Yep, love it.{#Sunny}

 ick wrote:
Sing like no one's listenin' Neil! 
 
I like it!!!

Sing like no one's listenin' Neil!  Oh, I guess you are... 'spose that's one of the things I like about you.

 HazzeSwede wrote:
Lovely,is it not,,,,{#Ask}  oh,I forgot,he can't sing,,,,dreadful it is then,,,,,{#Sad}
 
Agreed!

 HazzeSwede wrote:
Lovely,is it not,,,,{#Ask}  oh,I forgot,he can't sing,,,,dreadful it is then,,,,,{#Sad}
 
Yah, but what does Yoda know about music? Likes John Williams, he probably does.


A little bit over-produced, so I have to give it only a 9.
Love Neil Young, Love this song...but I'd like to hear some more rock on Rp rather than all this country folk stuff, too much country folk stuff.
No apologies.  I truly enjoy this man's work - all of it.
Lovely,is it not,,,,{#Ask}  oh,I forgot,he can't sing,,,,dreadful it is then,,,,,{#Sad}
Like some Neil when it comes a time, like......now. {#Umbrella}
All is right with the world when this song is playing ... it must vibrate at just the right frequency.  Thanks for playing it!
You and I we were captured We took our souls and we flew away We were right we were giving That's how we kept what we gave away. Oh, this old world keeps spinning round It's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down There comes a time. :clap: Love this. The voices, the words, the fiddle and the whole dang thing. It is a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down, isn't it?
Such a great Young song. And yes, that is Larson on backing vocals.
ahhhh.....thanks for the memory. Funny how hearing a song after so many years can transport you right back to that time and place in your past....
keller williams does a pretty good cover
nigelr wrote:
What a classic! Nicolette Larsson or EH on backing vocals? No matter, tres, tres fine!
AMG says Larson
Thanks, I needed this today!
What a classic! Nicolette Larsson or EH on backing vocals? No matter, tres, tres fine!
dorkmeister wrote:
Wonderful song! Neil has always been experimental, often prone to collaberation, always willing to test the bounderies. I say this only as a fan, albeit since the early seventies. There are many qualities to the voice, and Mr. Young's generally kicks ass. When I was 14, I used to wonder about his vocal ablities and his questionable talent on the guitar and harmonica; and yet I continued to buy the vinyl and wear it out on the turntable. Neil's gotten better, I've become a little wiser, and what can I say? Now when I listen, it's Nirvana.
:yes: Well said!
Boring.... @ marmelock:
...it's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down. Love that.
heyjoe3577 wrote:
Every second of every day only happens once. Every date only happens once. Who cares if the numbers are in order or not....
Hey, ya party pooper, girls's just havin' a bit o'fun...good Neil too
Mari wrote:
... How simply lovely ... :guitarist: ... Just in case you didn't know? Comes A Time Next month (4th May), at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be: ... 01:02:03 04/05/06 ... This can only happen in the sixth year of every century Edit; of course this only works outside of North America, most of the world writes day, month, year and not month, day, year? For North Americans this mathamatical phenomenum took place on April the 5th. and not May the 4th? ...
Every second of every day only happens once. Every date only happens once. Who cares if the numbers are in order or not....
:yes:
Timboy49 wrote:
another great tune from the master....
+1...a 10...is that Emmylou singing backup? Love the fiddle also.
... How simply lovely ... :guitarist: ... Just in case you didn't know? Comes A Time Next month (4th May), at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be: ... 01:02:03 04/05/06 ... This can only happen in the sixth year of every century Edit; of course this only works outside of North America, most of the world writes day, month, year and not month, day, year? For North Americans this mathamatical phenomenum took place on April the 5th. and not May the 4th? ...
madtowner11 wrote:
I must be in a pretty good mood today because Neil's voice didn't drive me nuts on this song and I even upped my rating from the first time I listened to it.
Ditto. From a 1 to a 2
If you're a Neil Young fan, or even if you think you might be but aren't 100% certain, give Neil Young Nation by Kevin Chong a read.
Wonderful song! Neil has always been experimental, often prone to collaberation, always willing to test the bounderies. I say this only as a fan, albeit since the early seventies. There are many qualities to the voice, and Mr. Young's generally kicks ass. When I was 14, I used to wonder about his vocal ablities and his questionable talent on the guitar and harmonica; and yet I continued to buy the vinyl and wear it out on the turntable. Neil's gotten better, I've become a little wiser, and what can I say? Now when I listen, it's Nirvana.
Wow. Don't think I've heard that one since the 70s...great tune.
I must be in a pretty good mood today because Neil's voice didn't drive me nuts on this song and I even upped my rating from the first time I listened to it.
Wow. Am I listening to Radio Neil Young? What is up with all the Young songs? My ears hurt!
another great tune from the master....
:sunny:
I understand that Neil Young is a legend and all - love the lyrics, the melody - his voice drives me crazy!
One of my all-time favorite Neil tunes...perhaps even my all-time favorite. :notworthy:
This is so REAL....Luv this guy....
He's the man....
damn this is a SWEET version of this song! Much snappier than the one on harvest :D
It was getting to be a bad set there...then Comes a Tme! That's OK with me. Classsic. This is a close to down home that I will get.
This just saved an otherwise pretty bad day. Thanks RP! and its a great version too. :bounce:
Urgh...I'd give this a much higher rating if Neil Young's whiney, quakey voice wasn't droning over the otherwise pretty and pleasant music.
wonderful
Woo hoo! Had to crank this one up! Thanks for this one!
I hope Pjay liked it. ;)
jeremyleo wrote:
Outstanding. The song AND the album.
:nodhead: ...and the artist! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
DITTO!! jeremyleo wrote:
Outstanding. The song AND the album.
Outstanding. The song AND the album.