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Neil Young — My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
Album: Rust Never Sleeps
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Released: 1979
Length: 3:38
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My my, hey hey
Rock and roll is here to stay
It's better to burn out
Than to fade away
My my, hey hey.

Out of the blue and into the black
They give you this, but you pay for that
And once you're gone, you can never come back
When you're out of the blue and into the black.

The king is gone but he's not forgotten
This is the story of a Johnny Rotten
It's better to burn out than it is to rust
The king is gone but he's not forgotten.

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.
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8.1 on RP today! 2/7/2020! I do hope I get to see it 10 on RP, Before the Leaders send us all worldwide! To Hell !!’nnnnnnnnnn????!
 colt4x5 wrote:
I disagree with Robert Christgau.
 

 
Said EVERYONE at some point.
 pcc wrote:
 ckcotton wrote:
ahhhhhh.....soooooo much better then the Annie L cover preceding.....

 

Definitely!
 

The segue was repeated today...I rather liked it.  As I have said numerous times before, I can't live without Neil Young!
There's more to the picture, than meets the eye.  
I disagree with Robert Christgau.
 
Living legend this man {#Cool}
 ckcotton wrote:
ahhhhhh.....soooooo much better then the Annie L cover preceding.....

 

Definitely!
 LowPhreak wrote:
And you burned out but don't know when to shut up.
 
{#High-five}
 oldfart48 wrote:
squeal burned out before he started....{#Stop}

 
And you burned out but don't know when to shut up.
this is the first neil young song i really liked (other than like a hurricane)
Thanks Bill.. thought turning 65 didn't have any songs befitting...  but realizing Neil and your expertise are bringing new meaning to the number. Thanks again for making our Paradise just that much better!!!!

 


squeal burned out before he started....{#Stop}
Rust never sleeps ... always creeps (all around) ... my car! {#Sunny}
But it is sunny and salty down here, so I do not complain! {#Cheers}
my, my, hey, hey <mute> ... sorry!
Dancing in the kitchen. This is for sure an eleven!
very nice!
The sky is blue
PSD, BAM!
ahhhhhh.....soooooo much better then the Annie L cover preceding.....
Absolute perfection and an important moment in the history of Rock'n'Roll.  What more could I say?
 stunix wrote:
how does he survive whilst others die, talk about God wanting the good ones, NeilYoung will probably live forever, I woudn't expect to see him in heaven.  and I'm not even religious.
 
What does this mean?
this song was burned into my ROM in 1988 when hitching a ride from a trucker from Great Falls to Kalispell, MT - the only tape he played the whole ride (all night on RT. 2) - hated it at first, a true believer after the 9th or 10th repeat
 Hannio wrote:
I can't agree with Neil.  If it's a matter of burning out at a young age or fading away in old age, I'll take the latter.  But my life doesn't suck. YMMV.
 
For sure, but he was probably being ironic.  Still, I think he is expressing a very Nietzschean ideal of art.
how does he survive whilst others die, talk about God wanting the good ones, NeilYoung will probably live forever, I woudn't expect to see him in heaven.  and I'm not even religious.
I can't agree with Neil.  If it's a matter of burning out at a young age or fading away in old age, I'll take the latter.  But my life doesn't suck. YMMV.
His voice is nothing to Annie's but somehow sounds better...
I cannot get any sound for the last 2 days.......wtf?
This is the tune that really turned me on to Neil Young.
Just scored a pair of tickets for my best friend and I to see Neil and Crazy Horse at Red Rocks! To see them jam between slabs of groovy sandstone reaching high into the mauve and periwinkle skies that embrace that peerless place in Space, it'll be as grand as it gets or grander — whoo-hoo!  SEE YOU ON AUG 5!  Can't wait!
Good follow up, I knew Neil in California in the 60's and he was and is everything he writes and performs about. We are fortunate he passed that 27 test but I don't think it was ever an issue. Stephen Stills on the other hand.....
Love the play list tonight. Perfect for the Rainy night here in Playa del Carmen, Mx.
 treatment_bound wrote:
Is this the story of this guy?

 
I always wanted to see a scene in "Highlander" where Kurgan was grooving to Neil Young.
Definitely one of my favourite
And a special meaning, when i knew Kurt Cobain wrote part of this song on his death note ( "It's Better to burn out, than to fade away")
It's a great thing Neil passed the "27" exam ....
eric

Saw a PBS special on Neil Young the night. This song (and, of course, Hey Hey, My My) came out of a jam session with Devo.
Change 5 brandnew morning jackets,
2 dinner jackets
and 17 (dead) fleet foxes

against a shadow of NEIL!


Wish I knew Neil or at least seen and heard him in person—then I'm sure I'd rate his songs higher. I think he's a wonderful poet, musician, and human. But his songs from a detached vantage point are just OK for me, mostly due to his presentation.
Is this the story of this guy?
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