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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Helsinki, Finland Concert Tonight Kicks Off Neil Young 2008 Summer Tour Leg #2

New song debut!

"Just Singing A Song Won't Change The World" [mp3]

Thanks Johnny TheSongDog Yuma!

Lyrics transcribed by Liza from Germany.

Just Singing A Song Won't Change The World

You can play my guitar
See it where it'll go
Send this song to a distant star
While the rhythm explodes
Just singing a song won't change the world

You can drive my car
Feel how it rolls
Feel a new energy
As it quietly rolls
Just singing a song won't change the world

Just singing a song won't change the world
Just singing a song won't change the world

You could sing about change
Well, you're making your own
You could be what a child says ??
On a big wheel rose??
Just singing a song won't change the world

You could play my guitar
Go where it goes
Send this song to a distant star
While the rhythm explodes
Just singing the song won't change the world

Note that lyrics in 3rd verse are incomplete. Corrections welcome!

Thanks Liza!


Neil Young will be performing tonight at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland.

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At 8/07/2008 05:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love And Only Love
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
I've Been Waiting For You
??? New Song
Spirit Road
Cortez The Killer
Cinnamon Girl
Oh, Lonesome Me
Mother Earth
The Needle And The Damage Done Unknown Legend
Heart Of Gold
Old Man
Get Back To The Country
No Hidden Path
A Day In The Life

At 8/07/2008 05:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! A new song?!

At 8/07/2008 06:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helpless came before Heart of Gold. Didn't recognize song #4 either...

At 8/07/2008 07:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

while hearing it, the song that said "singing the song won't change the world" sounded like a new one to me, mighta been #4

At 8/07/2008 07:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it sounded like a new, following the topic about music changing the world.

At 8/07/2008 07:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a setlist! please please please fall tour in the states neil!!! amazing

At 8/07/2008 07:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He talked in the Charlie Rose interview about finishing a new song called "Singing a Song Won't Change the World." Guess he did.

At 8/07/2008 10:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the new song on youtube? I'd like to hear it.

At 8/08/2008 02:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well was the 19 time i saw mr.young.I am from toronto and was nice to see him over in finland: Neil young has still got it man, his pure soul comes out of every part of his body.what i really liked of this show was that neil did what he wanted to do and had fun doing it! great show!! keep on being young mr.neil,,,and thanks

At 8/08/2008 02:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great show and great setlist again from Neil.

I saw him this year at Roskilde festival too, and I was hoping a different setlist from that. And that is what i got.. Everybody knows, NEW SONG, Cortez, Helpless, Unknown Legend...

After I've been waiting for you I heard Neil saying on the stage something like "Let's play the new song" or something, off the mic but still I heard something like that through the amplifiers.

The new song was really a highlight (not musically I must say, they hadn't clearly played it alot since I noticed some mistakes in it) but it was great to hear something that I knew nobody had heard never before!!

This was fourth time I have seen Neil live, and I have never before heard Cortez live, and I was really hoping for that. I went crazy when it begun, but I must say that it wasnt the best version I've ever heard, there were something wrong with the sound or something. Other instruments were too low, and it wasnt the longest version either. But it was still GREAT!!!

Highlight for me was a BRILLIANT version of Words. It was even better than at Roskilde festival.

After the gig the audience were still waiting Neil to get back to the stage, maybe to play some rockin' finishing song, like Hey hey, My my, Rockin in the free world or something. I really enjoyed the 20minutes version of No Hidden Path but it could have been a little turn-down for some people.

But it was a great night once again!

Thanks Neil!

At 8/08/2008 04:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic show!! Lame audience though. Cosmic stuff!!! The new song was bit of blues, soul, rock, folk and pop :)

At 8/08/2008 04:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! I love the man. Always a good surprise. Music can't change the world. Hope this new one will be on available soon.
Possible song titles:
"Singing A Song Won't Change The World"
“Is Change Coming?”
“Not Anymore”
"Singing A Song"
and yes....
"Old Song"
That last one really rocks... BecauseSoundMatters

At 8/08/2008 05:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any changes in the Band ? Or did he come with Chad Cromwell, Rick Rosas, Ben Keith, Anthony Crawfod and Peggy ?

At 8/08/2008 06:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Chad Cromwell, Rick Rosas, Ben Keith, Anthony Crawfod and Peggy.

At 8/08/2008 07:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Helplessly hoping to hear Cortez and Helpless again. Did he play Helpless solo acoustic or with the band or what?

At 8/08/2008 07:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helpless was performed same way as old man, unknown legend and heart of gold; with the band, and Neil on acoustic guitar / harp.

That really was a great surprise!

At 8/08/2008 12:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! Looking good!!! I will see Neil for the first time tomorrow in Gothenburg and I must say that it's looking pretty promising!!! Tonight I will warm up with Neil on DVD and tomorrow I will see him live...can life be any better right now? Cheers!!!

At 8/08/2008 02:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and I will see Neil LIVE for the first time on Monday at Oslo Spektrum,really looking forward to the concert. And right now I`m listening to the Prairie wind album.

At 8/09/2008 03:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the new song it seems as if Neil is just trying anything to leave his name in the spotlight before his time is up. Stop being controversial and write quality songs. This is no where near the quality of No Hidden Path.

At 8/09/2008 03:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dem finns sher knows how ta clap!

At 8/09/2008 05:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the audio of the new song. I really like the melody and I just tried to write down the lyrics, but in the third verse I'm very unsure. Maybe someone could help??
Here is what I wrote down:

Just Singing A Song Won't Change The World

You can play my guitar
See it where it'll go
Send this song to a distant star
While the rhythm explodes
Just singing a song won't change the world

You can drive my car
Feel how it rolls
Feel a new energy
As it quietly rolls
Just singing a song won't change the world

Just singing a song won't change the world
Just singing a song won't change the world

You could sing about change
Well, you're making your own
You could be what a child says ??
On a big wheel rose??
Just singing a song won't change the world

You could play my guitar
Go where it goes
Send this song to a distant star
While the rhythm explodes
Just singing the song won't change the world


Liza from Germany

At 8/09/2008 05:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mp3! Really like the new song! I thought he was just joking on Charlie Rose when he said he was writing this haha. Guess he wasn't kidding.

At 8/10/2008 03:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new song is not bad. A bit rough in places, but it has promise. I can see it now, in a couple of days an announcement will be made: 'Neil Young has decided to delay the release of The Archives because he wants to put a new album out'. And while I like new albums it's time to unroll the Archives. The wait's been too long.


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