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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Words (Between the lines of age)

"Words" by Neil Young at Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland on 29.06.08.

Someone and someone were down by the pond
Looking for something to plant in the lawn.
Out in the fields they were turning the soil
I'm sitting here hoping this water will boil.

When I look through the windows and out on the road
They're bringing me presents and saying hello.

Singing words, words between the lines of age.
Words, words between the lines of age.

If I was a junkman selling you cars,
Washing your windows and shining your stars,
Thinking your mind was my own in a dream
What would you wonder and how would it seem?

Living in castles a bit at a time
The King started laughing and talking in rhyme.

Singing words, words between the lines of age.
Words, words between the lines of age.

words. words matter. words have consequences.


p.s. - "What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" as Nick Lowe once said.

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At 1/09/2011 02:12:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

A little spooky now as I can hear Ben all the way through it and don't see him at all. 40 years later it's still a great tune.

At 1/09/2011 06:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 1/09/2011 10:14:00 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

Thank you for posting this. I had the good fortune to be at this show in the front, fenced off section offered to earliest arrivals for no extra money (quite different from the stateside approach to ticket prices).

At 1/10/2011 06:55:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Oh, Why did it have to end? In my 30+ Of Neil's concerts that I have attended, I never experienced 'Words' performed live until the 'Friends & Relatives' Tour in 2000. I've since then have had the opportunity on a couple of occasions to see it live as well as on the 'F&R' D.V.D. and each time I still get totally blown away. I can see the grin on Rick Rosas Face just as Neil gets ready to soar off into the solo, probably wondering 'I wonder where he's gonna take us tonight'? This is one of many songs out of Neil's catalog that the studio recorded version just doesn't do it justice, as if you have to see him perform it live to get the full effect as he intended. "Live Music Is Better - Bumper Stickers Should Be Issued!" Oh, Kathy ... by the way, on this particular tour in 2008, many of the venues had general admission on the main floor as it did where I saw it at the 'Palace Of Auburn Hills' outside of Detroit. Those 'earliest of arrivals' there could have had front row if you didn't mind standing for the whole show!

At 1/10/2011 08:21:00 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

"Words" was a highlight of this show for me. Thanks, Bigchief for helping me understand why.

I had general admission tix for 2008 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia also. The Irish difference, at Malahide early arrivals were issued wrist bands for exclusive entry to a gated section in front of the stage. No one had "seats" as this was an outdoor show on an open field. I was able to blanket sit without crowd crush. At the Spectrum I stood throughout (joyfully).


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