Neil Young — The Needle and the Damage Done
Album: Harvest
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Released: 1972
Length: 2:01
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I caught you knockin' at my cellar door
I love you, baby, can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk-blood to keep from running out.

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's like a settin' sun.
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 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?

 
Wow! {#Beat}
 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?

 
You're missing the point
 Clarentine wrote:

Speaking just for myself, I appreciate this song for its melancholy, wistful, honest pain.  So much in life is masks and make-believe.  It's hard to be honest or vulnerable and not end up with people slamming you for being weak.  I think that honesty is what people are reacting to when they rate this song high.  We can relate, you know? 

 
You got it. The world needs all of the honesty it can get right now.
 Clarentine wrote:
Speaking just for myself, I appreciate this song for its melancholy, wistful, honest pain. 
So much in life is masks and make-believe. 
It's hard to be honest or vulnerable and not end up with people slamming you for being weak. 
I think that honesty is what people are reacting to when they rate this song high.  We can relate, you know?
 
{#Notworthy}
Setting sons, up to close to 25,000/year at this point.............and getting worse
 http://theweek.com/articles/541564/how-american-opiate-epidemic-started-by-pharmaceutical-company
 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?

 
Speaking just for myself, I appreciate this song for its melancholy, wistful, honest pain.  So much in life is masks and make-believe.  It's hard to be honest or vulnerable and not end up with people slamming you for being weak.  I think that honesty is what people are reacting to when they rate this song high.  We can relate, you know? 
 Humanmilk and kindness to
 Keep blood from running out
What a privilege to grow up in this time.
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?
wow...that felt very short. Either it really is short, or it was so good that I didn't want it to end, or most likely, both.
Very nice song!!
thanks from France
It makes look younger me!
 johnjconn wrote:
Well thanks for the advice. There are people in my life with issue. I know, I'll give them a copy of Neils album to listen to. Then I'll explain that that Amy didn't listen hard enough and that they should. So there, do you think that will work.

ps - speak for yourself when you say "Were not all broken , fragile and flawed" Not everyone is a loser

 azdcryan wrote:

Nobody likes the Monday Morning Quarterback.

Tell you what, there must be someone in your life that needs help...maybe they won't admit it, maybe you're uncomfortable accepting the role - hell, maybe you don't know anyone in trouble...find someone, there's lots of folks out there that could use friendship, honesty, courage, and grace —-> all directed at their recovery. Find them and help them.

We're all broken, we're all fragile & flawed.

Don't be a jerk.

It takes more effort to help...but it's also more noble. Peace.
 





 
Amy Winehouse did try to quit drugs a number of times. From what I've read of her life, it sounds like there weren't enough people around Amy who could push her to stay sober. She may have been manic-depressive which really complicates addictions. 

I've never been regularly around people with serious addictions but I imagine it's depressing, exhausting and frightening.

Still a great song, one of Neil's very best.  
 sfearll wrote:
One of my absolute favorite songs... just wish it lasted longer..!
 
9 > 10
I love this song ..

But if you made the mistake of seeing Neil on his 2012/2013 tour, it is harder to listen to him then it used to be. 
Instant and sweet time travel
Often the most powerfull songs are the simplist.  No one seems to understand this better than Neil.
looooove this song. so......tender, when you wouldn't expect it to be, considering the topic
Quintessential Neil. Neil's best. A classic. I love it. 
Well thanks for the advice. There are people in my life with issue. I know, I'll give them a copy of Neils album to listen to. Then I'll explain that that Amy didn't listen hard enough and that they should. So there, do you think that will work.

ps - speak for yourself when you say "Were not all broken , fragile and flawed" Not everyone is a loser

 azdcryan wrote:

Nobody likes the Monday Morning Quarterback.

Tell you what, there must be someone in your life that needs help...maybe they won't admit it, maybe you're uncomfortable accepting the role - hell, maybe you don't know anyone in trouble...find someone, there's lots of folks out there that could use friendship, honesty, courage, and grace —-> all directed at their recovery. Find them and help them.

We're all broken, we're all fragile & flawed.

Don't be a jerk.

It takes more effort to help...but it's also more noble. Peace.