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Sunday, August 14, 2011

‪Neil Young On The Prayer List‬‏ - YouTube


Neil Young On The Prayer List‬‏

A true story.

Song written and performed by Muscle Shoals singer/songwriter Mark Narmore.

For your Sunday morning...

UPDATE: Here's the backstory...
First of all thrashers wheat is the coolest website on the planet! You more thank likely don't know me, so..a quick bio..I'm Mark Narmore,the writer and performer of "Neil Young On The Prayer List" Muscle Shoals/Nashville songwriter, hits include Craig Morgan "That's What I Love About Sunday", Shenandoah's "Moon Over Georgia" and Blackhawk's "Like There Ain't No Yesterday"plus 70 writer credits on major acts,mostly country and gospel.....Spooner Oldham is my first cousin and we both attend the same small family church in Center Star, Alabama(72 members now!!lol)everyone is related in the congregation! Spooner was recording with Neil and band in Nashville a few years back when Neil was rushed to NYC with an aneurysm..Spooner, in a cool, nice gesture for his friend, called back home and asked that "Neil" be put on the prayer list, he didn't think a thing of it, he was concerned for this friend....but when folks rolled in to Sunday service the next day, it was the most wonderful, surreal moment you can imagine...there was Neil Young, nestled in the church prayer listing, with aunt Mamie Jenkins who had a sore hip, and Clarence who twisted his ankle in an armadillo hole!!lol....I couldn't help but document this true, touching, yet humorous moment and at the same time offer up a big hats off to Neil Young....I understand that the Southern, homespun, tongue-in-cheek humor is lost on some, but for those who get it, it's just a humorous, based on a true story type of song, (it is very self depracating,as we Southerners, love to laugh at ourselves..lol) This version is a country publishing demo that is designed to get other acts to record it....I do it live with much more a Delbert or Ray Charles musical slant on it, it's my most requested song when I perform...hope that explains a bunch for you guys and gals...God bless Mark Narmore


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At 8/14/2011 01:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly gave up trying to find out what the true story was because I couldn't bear to listen to that terrible music!

 
At 8/14/2011 01:29:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Uhhhh...I have no idea who this guy is - the song sounds like a lot of today's "country" cheeseball corny music to be sure but I like the ideas presented...I just returned home from playing guitar in our two services at church this morning and I go online and find this...I've never thought to pray for Neil during church but now I will since obviously someone somewhere put him on their prayer list...that is cool even if the song isn't.

 
At 8/14/2011 01:50:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

I like the song, it's soulful and upbeat, even if it's not the kind of music I'm usually drawn to. Thanks to Spooner and Mark(if it really did happen this way), it's one thing to casually mention someone needs prayers, and another to actually take it to heart. And still another to have some fun with it. The clever and relevant inclusion of NY lyrics tells me that Mark is both knowledgeable and sincere. I believe in prayers, and prayer lists, I'm on some myself and pray for a lot of people too, I'm sure 'ol Neil would take it, any time, any way.

A Friend Of Yours

 
At 8/14/2011 02:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the song and the thought behind the song,

Jeffry (used to be with IBM)

 
At 8/14/2011 09:19:00 PM, Blogger Untitled I said...

At first heard the typically mediocre country intro and thought, "Well, I'll try to like it anyway being that it's got Neil Young's name in the title," but as I listened to the lyrics through the excruciating music, it started to seem to me more and more that these lyrics actually sound pretty facetious. Just listen to the lyrics, take the fact that the guy who's singing this has a country accent, put two and two together, and it's pretty obvious.

 
At 8/14/2011 11:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! this is unbelievable! The record sounds a bit rough but this lyric is a masterpiece, a big hats off to whomever wrote this. What a unique and funny story. I'm gonna spread this one around!!!

George from Macon.....

 
At 8/16/2011 01:49:00 AM, Blogger asg said...

thanks, but no...

 
At 8/16/2011 09:26:00 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I like it and I think it`s genuine. It has a catchy tune, clever lyrics, and a warm-hearted message. What`s wrong with that? I doubt if Neil would object to it either.

 
At 9/13/2011 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all thrashers wheat is the coolest website on the planet! You more thank likely don't know me, so..a quick bio..I'm Mark Narmore,the writer and performer of "Neil Young On The Prayer List" Muscle Shoals/Nashville songwriter, hits include Craig Morgan "That's What I Love About Sunday", Shenandoah's "Moon Over Georgia" and Blackhawk's "Like There Ain't No Yesterday"plus 70 writer credits on major acts,mostly country and gospel.....Spooner Oldham is my first cousin and we both attend the same small family church in Center Star, Alabama(72 members now!!lol)everyone is related in the congregation! Spooner was recording with Neil and band in Nashville a few years back when Neil was rushed to NYC with an aneurysm..Spooner, in a cool, nice gesture for his friend, called back home and asked that "Neil" be put on the prayer list, he didn't think a thing of it, he was concerned for this friend....but when folks rolled in to Sunday service the next day, it was the most wonderful, surreal moment you can imagine...there was Neil Young, nestled in the church prayer listing, with aunt Mamie Jenkins who had a sore hip, and Clarence who twisted his ankle in an armadillo hole!!lol....I couldn't help but document this true, touching, yet humorous moment and at the same time offer up a big hats off to Neil Young....I understand that the Southern, homespun, tongue-in-cheek humor is lost on some, but for those who get it, it's just a humorous, based on a true story type of song, (it is very self depracating,as we Southerners, love to laugh at ourselves..lol) This version is a country publishing demo that is designed to get other acts to record it....I do it live with much more a Delbert or Ray Charles musical slant on it, it's my most requested song when I perform...hope that explains a bunch for you guys and gals...God bless Mark Narmore

 
At 9/13/2011 02:10:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Thanks Mark for the background!

And the prayer. It must've worked!

amen

 
At 10/12/2012 07:16:00 PM, Blogger DorothyGuinn said...

This is what music is all about, telling stories about real life and amusing events that catch our attention and make us smile. I heard this live playing next to Mark last night in the shoals and he rocked!!!

 

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