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Neil Young — Comin' Apart At Every Nail
Album: Hawks and Doves
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Released: 1980
Length: 2:36
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It's awful hard to find a job
On one side the government, the other the mob
Hey, hey ain't that right
The workin' man's in for a hell of a fight.

Oh, this country sure looks good to me
But these fences are comin' apart at every nail.

Way up on the old dew line
Some of the boys were feelin' fine
A big light flashed across the sky
But somethin' else went slippin' by
Meanwhile at the Pentagon
The brass was a wonderin' what went wrong.

Oh, this country sure looks good to me
But these fences are comin' apart at every nail.

Hey hey, ain't that right
The workin' man's in for a hell of a fight.

Oh, this country sure looks good to me
But these fences are comin' apart at every nail.
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keemun wrote:
Tom Waits? Bob Dylan? hell, I don't even *like* Tom Waits. :-) there's no real reason musical talent should come with a good voice, or vice versa.
AMEN! And if you bother to consider the rest of Neil's musical output over the years before judging, you can't help but notice the genius. So :P
keemun wrote:
Tom Waits? Bob Dylan? hell, I don't even *like* Tom Waits. :-) there's no real reason musical talent should come with a good voice, or vice versa.
Tom Waits and Bob Dylan have "musical" voices, in spite of not being traditional or clean. Neil Young's voice not only isn't traditional, clean, in tune, or "musical"--his voice is just plain bad.
madtowner11 wrote:
You're right about everything except the "genius" part. Nobody with a voice like that is a genius in the world of music. Was Yoko Ono a musical genius, too? Why not?
Tom Waits? Bob Dylan? hell, I don't even *like* Tom Waits. :-) there's no real reason musical talent should come with a good voice, or vice versa.
jdolbow wrote:
I know he's a genius, but the voice kills me every time. I'd rather listen to nails scratching a chalkboard.
You're right about everything except the "genius" part. Nobody with a voice like that is a genius in the world of music. Was Yoko Ono a musical genius, too? Why not?
I know he's a genius, but the voice kills me every time. I'd rather listen to nails scratching a chalkboard.
8)
Ah... from my favorite underrated NY album.... :clap:
pcolajoe wrote:
As relevant today as in the 80's. 'Don't think brahman Kerry could use it as a slogan though. Maybe Ralph.
The album came out in 1980, so he was railing against a whole different kind of decline. He ended up supporting Ronald Reagan in the election that year. I really admire his ability to still sound relevent 24 years after releasing the record!
As relevant today as in the 80's. 'Don't think brahman Kerry could use it as a slogan though. Maybe Ralph.
There must be some profound meaning behind Neil Young's intonation that I don't understand. Even the backup vocals are out on this one.
Fun!
I love Neil, but I have not enjoyed this song. :-k
This is SUCH a great album! And this tune is so appropriate for today! Great pick Rand B!
KevinM wrote:
I hate everything Neil and this has got to be his worst. Absolutely horrible.
Hate, why spread it?
Hey, I should hate it, but I don't! I just find it kind of weird.
Love this album. Remember I felt a little ripped when I bought it 100 years ago 'cause the bloody thing only clocked in at 30 minutes as I recall. Side 2 ran together as sort of a suite Or to be less kind...a single song divide.
I hate everything Neil and this has got to be his worst. Absolutely horrible.
This is nice, is it an early song of his? Don't recall having heard it before.
so... neil young was never good... nice to know.
Great album. It just came out on cd after all these years.
I liked it. Never heard this one before. hope to hear it again.