Live8 Finale: Neil Young Rocks the Free World
Neil Young Closes Live8 Concert in Canada
The Live8 concerts ended with Neil Young and an all-star finale of "Rockin' In The Free World". Quite a fitting conclusion for a day in music history. It was the second performance of the song in the day. Earlier, Maroon 5 played RITFW in Philadelphia.
"Did God give me my voice so that others could silence me?"
Neil performed a new song called "When God Made Me" on grand piano. He was accompanied by the Fisk University Jubilee Choir. Gorgeous, heartfelt lyrics. Sharry transcribes the lyrics on Rust@Yahoo!:
"When God made me
Was he planning only for believers
Or for those who just have faith?
Did he envision all the wars
That were fought in his name?
Did he say there was only one way
To be close to him?"
"When God Made Me" (lyrics)
Neil and his wife Pegi opened with the Ian Tyson song, "Four Strong Winds".
Here's a BitTorrent of Neil's Live8 set on Rust Radio.
More Live8 Concert Reports and photos.