Neil Young — Throw Your Hatred Down
Album: Mirror Ball
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Released: 1995-06-27
Length: 5:38
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Here in the conscious world
We place our theories down
Why man must bring us to our knees
Before he sees the weakness of his sinful plan
The power in his hand
Will never touch a friend

Throw your hatred down
Throw your hatred down

Meanwhile in the underworld
The weaknesses are seen
By peasants and presidents
Who plan the counter-scheme
Children in the schoolyard
Finish choosing teams
Divided by their dreams
While a TV screams

Throw your weapons down
Throw your weapons down

The wheel of fortune
Keeps on rollin' down
The street that's paved with sinful plans
There but for circumstance
May go you or I
Dressed in gold lame
Find a place to stay

Throw your hatred down
Throw your hatred down
Throw your hatred down
Throw your weapons down
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Rock-on Kermit....

 teleskier wrote:
When this came out it really brought Neil young into a new audience.  It was a cardboard bifold CD and I remember when I bought it.  It was released in the summer of 1995. 

I remember the album primarily because it was in heavy rotation on the road trip through the upper midwest following Grateful Dead around on their (not yet known) final run of shows.  It was a point in time bridging generations - I was 18 watching the Dead, and this album bridged Neil Young with my generations mega band Pearl Jam.

 
Good stuff.
I had very similar memories of this album... just out of college and working on a cattle ranch in Montana... looking for some direction along life's winding roads. Haven't found it yet!


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Throw your weapons down.
When this came out it really brought Neil young into a new audience.  It was a cardboard bifold CD and I remember when I bought it.  It was released in the summer of 1995. 

I remember the album primarily because it was in heavy rotation on the road trip through the upper midwest following Grateful Dead around on their (not yet known) final run of shows.  It was a point in time bridging generations - I was 18 watching the Dead, and this album bridged Neil Young with my generations mega band Pearl Jam.
 otis_of_moab wrote:

Talented song writer. 

 

But, his politics are unhinged from reality.



 
If you were of draft age when the National Guard gunned down 4 college students and then heard "Ohio" for the first time live during the Four Way Street concert (as I did), you would not think so.

In fact, given what happened earlier this week, the line, "What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground.  How could you run when you know?" sounds more connected to reality than ever.  (For when this post gets old: 17 students shot to death in their high school in Florida.)
 ShamPh0t wrote:
Sorry Bill, I hope you lose your taste for Neil Young. I've heard enough and always thought he was an idiot. (Did I really say that?!?)

 

Talented song writer. 

 

But, his politics are unhinged from reality.


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Sorry Bill, I hope you lose your taste for Neil Young. I've heard enough and always thought he was an idiot. (Did I really say that?!?)

This record is obscure by now, but I just love the whole thing. Thanks RP.
 SmileOnADog wrote:

So was (Banned) really banned for voicing non-liberal opinions, or is that just a clever handle?

 
That second one...
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 Typesbad wrote:
I like Neil's lyrics of late, but it doesn't seem like he pays any attention any more to the sound.  It is all the same, just a big wall of sound with a 4/4 beat.  I still like his careening guitar solos, but it is't enough.  I think back to Ohio.  You can recognize that song in the first rapid fire five notes and through the whole of it no other song sounds like that.  I can point to several old Neil songs like that.

Because of this complaint I haven't purchased a Neil Young album in a long time.  Are there songs in the newer albums that don't get played but offer what I'm looking for? 

 
I don't think he's been concerned with a "clean" or "professional" sound for a while, especially when it comes to up-tempo stuff.  Maybe he's trying to re-create the sound from records like "Cinnamon Girl".  Also, aside from a few "waltz-time" tunes, he hasn't written very many songs which are not in 4/4 time.
 (Banned) wrote:
I hate this song.

 
it does seem to go on for quite a while,
I know most people are going to hate this but I never cared for Neil Young on electric guitar, his solos are lame 
 justin4kick wrote:
As long as 10 is the high end of the scale I will be thrifty with 10's because so little songs can compare with this one.
 
Exactly. 10s are not to be taken lightly. I saw Mr Young play this live once and it was equally as powerful - indeed the fact it was live and he gave it heartfelt energy made it go to 11. . . which of course is entirely possible on a Quantum basis.  

So was (Banned) really banned for voicing non-liberal opinions, or is that just a clever handle?

Go back far enough you can find skeletons in anyone's closet. I never use the term "libtards" as I feel it is disrespectful and lacks nuance in characterizing people's diverse opinions, but the number of double standards and hypocrisy that became very publicly manifest in 2016 was a little breath taking to me, this titular proverb notwithstanding.  It was disappointing to see such hate coming from what is more or less billed as the Peace Love and Understanding crowd.


Hayduke2, throw your hatred down!  Right?  Or maybe just when it suits your agenda. You people are no better than the one's YOU HATE.

 

 hayduke2 wrote:

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I hate this song.
As long as 10 is the high end of the scale I will be thrifty with 10's because so little songs can compare with this one.
Suggest change to the lyrics:

Exploit the hatred.  Get ahead; get elected!  
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