Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE ME THE WHOLE DAY THROUGH

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

You have until midnight tonight, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, to vote in my current Battle of the Bands. Please click HERE to find the battle and vote in your comment for Neil Young or Neil Young/Jimmy Fallon.

The song is Old Man, which Neil Young wrote when he was young and newly wealthy. These are the lyrics:

Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there's so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things
that don't get lost.
Like a coin that won't get tossed
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I'm a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that's true.

Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn't mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.

I've been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I'm all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I'm a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that's true.

Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.



Wikipedia provides the following information about the song:

"Old Man" is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest. "Old Man" was released as a single on Reprise Records in the spring of 1972, and reached # 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending June 3.
The song was written for the caretaker of the Northern California Broken Arrow Ranch, which Young purchased for $350,000 in 1970. The song compares a young man's life to an old man's and shows that the young man has, to some extent, the same needs as the old one. James Taylor played six-string banjo (tuned like a guitar) and sang on the song, and Linda Ronstadt also contributed vocals.

Let's see if we can find another good Jimmy Fallon number:




On Thursday, Jan. 21, I shall announce the winner of Neil Young v. Neil Young/Jimmy Fallon.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

16 comments:

  1. Now that head on the table thing was really weird! But, hey--Lionel went along with it, so what the heck, eh?

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  2. That was a hilarious version of the song. Oh man! Thanks for the chuckles!

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  3. That was a clever battle, Janie. ☺ I think Jimmy Fallon has a good voice and like others have said, it would be nice to hear him sing something as himself.

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    1. Perhaps he has, and I haven't found it yet on YouTube.

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  4. That video is hilarious. How did they ever keep a straight face singing it?

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    1. They both start to breakup partway through. You can see that Lionel starts shaking with laughter. I'm the kind of person who would give up and roll on the floor laughing.

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  5. This was a great song and I remember listening to it often, although not recently.

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  6. I'm hopping over to vote.

    Thanks for sharing the lyrics. :)

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  7. Oh Janie! This was a scream! LOVED IT!

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    1. I love it, too. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. Hahahaaa-This was so funny! I love these clips-Jimmy Fallon is so talented. These lyrics...I wonder if Neil Young would write the same lyrics now

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    1. Neil Young still writes songs, but I haven't heard any of his more recent music. I think most of us look back and think we would change some things we did.

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