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Neil Young — War of Man
Album: Harvest Moon
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Released: 1992
Length: 5:32
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The little creatures
run in from the cold
Back to the nest
just like the days of old
There in the safety
of a mother's arms
The warmth of ages,
far away from harm again.

Ears ringin'
from the battle fire
The tired warrior
aims a little higher
The black falcon
or the little sparrow
The healing light
or the flash of the barrel.

No one wins
It's a war of man,
No one wins
It's a war of man.

Silver mane flyin' in the wind
Down through the planets
on the run again
No one knows where
they're runnin' to
But every kind is comin'
two by two.

Out on the delta
where the hoofbeats pound
The daddy's runnin'
on the frozen ground
Can't smell the poison
as it follows him
Can't see the gas and machines,
it's a war of man.

No one wins
It's a war of man,
No one wins
It's a war of man.

The windows open
and the little girl dreams
The sky's her playground
as she mounts her steed
Across the heavens
to the other side
On wings of magic
does the little girl ride.

The baby creatures
run in from the cold
Back to the nest
just like the days of old
There in the safety
of a mother's arms
The warmth of ages,
far away from harm again.

No one wins
It's a war of man,
No one wins
It's a war of man,
No one wins.
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This album rates up there with his other timeless albums.
 
 aspicer wrote:
The last NY album I really got into.....am I missing something or have the others fallen a bit flat with the exception of a song or two?
 
As a huge Neil Young fan im sorry that I have to agree with you. However appart from the odd track I think this was his last stunninglay good album. However I wouldn't be surprised if he has at least one more in him. I certainly hope he has anyway. 
The last NY album I really got into.....am I missing something or have the others fallen a bit flat with the exception of a song or two?
              With things from nature am I feeling cross dressed? Add some layer.do me wrong, do me wrong.
                                I'm alone, I can't remember crowded hause song, yet i remember the tincture..
     War of man, because they don't like howling wolves. and some are color blind to makeup call action coming  through the waves.
     I'd only become a collectionist, so did I.
Love the bass on this one. Excellent overall.
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I realise that I'm in a select (as in small) group but I really liked Trans.



 
He was ahead of his time with Trans.  A special one for sure.

This tune is one of my favorites in Neil's extraordinarily long catalog. 
 ScottishWillie wrote:
I realise that I'm in a select (as in small) group but I really liked Trans.
 
Ah, more power to ya, Scottish Willie!
Can't say I'm a member of that select group, but Trans is good for a giggle now and then.
When I love his songs, I actually feel them.When I hate his songs, I turn the volume down. 
  Hannio wrote:
When Neil is good, he is very, very good.

  
cc_rider wrote:

And when he is bad, he's horrid. Trans, anyone?

 

I realise that I'm in a select (as in small) group but I really liked Trans.


 cc_rider wrote:

And when he is bad, he's horrid. Trans, anyone?


 
Remember Neil and the Shocking Pinks? "Everybody's Rockin' " was about the same time. Who can forget "Kinda Fonda Wanda"? 

When Neil sings like this, he's a half-step away from sounding just like Kermit the Frog. But I love most of his stuff.  
Neil Young has on sound and whining tone with Oh-So-Sad lyrics... Enough_! PSD 4 me
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Sep 09, 2011 - 07:10 < Reply >

 elderg wrote:
probably one of NY's favorite guitar tunings, double dropped D :  DADGBD

like Cinnamon Girl, The Loner, ...
  
Ah, I had noted the similarity over the years but did not know this - thanks for the info!

Agreed!  Thanks for the info elderg.


{#Daisy}
Usually I can't stand the whining noise of NY for more than 1 say 2 minutes max, in fact, his voice is the main reason I got tired of listening to CSN&Y... But this is a very pleasant exception! Glad to hear this other side.
One of my favorite tracks on this CD. I also got to sing backup vocals with my buddy on this tune when he did an acoustic show at his college. So it has nice memories associated with it.
 elderg wrote:
probably one of NY's favorite guitar tunings, double dropped D :  DADGBD

like Cinnamon Girl, The Loner, ...
 
Ah, I had noted the similarity over the years but did not know this - thanks for the info!
 Hannio wrote:
When Neil is good, he is very, very good.
 
And when he is bad, he's horrid. Trans, anyone?

When Neil is good, he is very, very good.
probably one of NY's favorite guitar tunings, double dropped D :  DADGBD

like Cinnamon Girl, The Loner, ...
Not a big Neil fan however this one is a gem.
War of Man...War of Men...?

Another of those Neil things?
Song: "10"

Album: "9"
 Johnny-smooth wrote:
Neil is one of those artist that I never get tired of hearing and I've been listening to Neil for a very very long time.
Different styles, but I put him and Dylan in the same category as best lyricists to come out of North America 
 
Yes!
Still love it! {#Music}
Neil is one of those artist that I never get tired of hearing and I've been listening to Neil for a very very long time.

Different styles, but I put him and Dylan in the same category as best lyricists to come out of North America 
This album is pristine!! Good song...not a filler/dud on this album. Highly recommend it.
I just love Neil Young....  This song is so haunting!{#Bounce}
Thank you very much, indeed!!
This is on my desert island list ... 
had to bump to a nine.  Don't know why I had it at 8.  Such a cool song
 pixidrizzl wrote:
Who is the woman singing?  I guess I can go look it up, eh.
 
Nicolette Larson

Who is the woman singing?  I guess I can go look it up, eh.
Conflict as a negative-sum game.  Like what we are observing between Israel and Hamas.
 Nat wrote:
Neil is, quite simply, a God.
 
I drink to that {#Cheers}
Neil is, quite simply, a God.
a_genuine_find wrote:
Odd, I hear no anger, only saddness in this song ...
Exactly. So sad.
Quietly makes its powerful point.
a_genuine_find wrote:
Odd, I hear no anger, only saddness in this song ...
And in today's context, the message is even sadder. 9.
Bravo!
EssexTex wrote:
Ahh the original "Angry old man"...He makes his anger look so laid back too..
Odd, I hear no anger, only saddness in this song ...
Ahh the original "Angry old man"...He makes his anger look so laid back too..
nigelr wrote:
Classic Neil. 10 for me!
Agree. This is such a great album, too.
Neil Young - War of Man 10:38 pm - J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - When This War Is Over 10:28 pm - Little Feat - Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie Cool set, thanks.
:guitarist: one of the greatest... thanks R.P. I love this song
This is a great CD, reminiscent of the old days.
Classic Neil. 10 for me!
amazing man, amazing body of work. once again, Neil's singing truth.
Beautiful song. I love Neil Young.
RicAlaska wrote:
Everyone has an opinion Can Mick Jagger sing - not Can Bob Dylan still sing - he tries, but far from in tune Can Steven Stills even stay seated - no David Crosby - not Neil can still sing -IMHO
Thanks for sharing that.
LowPhreak wrote:
If you fartknockers heard Neil's live BBC vid from 1971, wherein he sings "Castles Burning", "Heart of Gold", among others, you might not have that opinion. Of course, his voice has changed a bit over the years.
Everyone has an opinion Can Mick Jagger sing - not Can Bob Dylan still sing - he tries, but far from in tune Can Steven Stills even stay seated - no David Crosby - not Neil can still sing -IMHO
slowhand wrote:
One of the greatest artists ever. So much talent and sincerity.
Ditto that Neil is an artist - not just a musician
Feat,Clapton Neil. The NewAge set is officially over.
One of the greatest artists ever. So much talent and sincerity.
madtowner11 wrote:
They should have an American Idol-reject show where Neil comes in and teaches them how to sing even worse.
If you fartknockers heard Neil's live BBC vid from 1971, wherein he sings "Castles Burning", "Heart of Gold", among others, you might not have that opinion. Of course, his voice has changed a bit over the years.
Not my fave NY album, but I like this song. Thanks, RP.
One of my favorite songs from one of Neil's best albums.
dolfan wrote:
Never fear, the Dolfan is here: The little creatures run in from the cold Back to the nest just like the days of old There in the safety of a mother's arms The warmth of ages, far away from harm again. Ears ringin' from the battle fire The tired warrior aims a little higher The black falcon or the little sparrow The healing light or the flash of the barrel. No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins It's a war of man. Silver mane flyin' in the wind Down through the planets on the run again No one knows where they're runnin' to But every kind is comin' two by two. Out on the delta where the hoofbeats pound The daddy's runnin' on the frozen ground Can't smell the poison as it follows him Can't see the gas and machines, it's a war of man. No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins It's a war of man. The windows open and the little girl dreams The sky's her playground as she mounts her steed Across the heavens to the other side On wings of magic does the little girl ride. The baby creatures run in from the cold Back to the nest just like the days of old There in the safety of a mother's arms The warmth of ages, far away from harm again. No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins. (from sing365.com)
Bene.
I could listen to 10 straight hours of Neil without my ears tiring. His music hits the spot. In fact I'm craving the classic "Cinammon Girl".
madtowner11 wrote:
They should have an American Idol-reject show where Neil comes in and teaches them how to sing even worse.
ROFL!!
woods wrote:
neil young creates such rich and beautiful music
I know. I just wish his voice didn't grate on my nerves so much. Edit--I forgot to add that there are a few Neil Young songs I enjoy and this is one of them.
They should have an American Idol-reject show where Neil comes in and teaches them how to sing even worse.
:clap: :dance: :clap:
:cool:
Gr-oss.
drtjdel wrote:
Mari, we need lyrics! Lyrics!
Never fear, the Dolfan is here: The little creatures run in from the cold Back to the nest just like the days of old There in the safety of a mother's arms The warmth of ages, far away from harm again. Ears ringin' from the battle fire The tired warrior aims a little higher The black falcon or the little sparrow The healing light or the flash of the barrel. No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins It's a war of man. Silver mane flyin' in the wind Down through the planets on the run again No one knows where they're runnin' to But every kind is comin' two by two. Out on the delta where the hoofbeats pound The daddy's runnin' on the frozen ground Can't smell the poison as it follows him Can't see the gas and machines, it's a war of man. No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins It's a war of man. The windows open and the little girl dreams The sky's her playground as she mounts her steed Across the heavens to the other side On wings of magic does the little girl ride. The baby creatures run in from the cold Back to the nest just like the days of old There in the safety of a mother's arms The warmth of ages, far away from harm again. No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins It's a war of man, No one wins. (from sing365.com)
Mari, we need lyrics! Lyrics!
I'm the first,don't have much to say,I have this CD.Got it when it was first released.The whole CD is great,classic Neil!!! :guitarist:
neil young creates such rich and beautiful music
Woo!