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Only Love Can Break Your Heart

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“Only Love Can Break Your Heart” is the third track on Neil Young’s album After the Gold Rush. The song was supposedly written for Graham Nash after Nash’s split from Joni Mitchell, though Young in interviews has been somewhat tentative in admitting or remembering this. Released as a single in October 1970, it became Young’s first top 40 hit as a solo artist, peaking at number 33 in the U.S. The single was issued with a Crazy Horse version of “Birds” (rather than the solo piano version of the album) on the B-side, apparently accidentally.

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This version however is taken from the recent Neil Young Archives collection and is a live take by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

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“Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – CSN&Y

When you were young
and on your own
How did it feel
to be alone?
I was always thinking
of games that I was playing.
Trying to make
the best of my time.

But only love
can break your heart
Try to be sure
right from the start
Yes only love
can break your heart
What if your world
should fall apart?

I have a friend
I’ve never seen
He hides his head
inside a dream
Someone should call him
and see if he can come out.
Try to lose
the down that he’s found.

But only love
can break your heart
Try to be sure
right from the start
Yes only love
can break your heart
What if your world
should fall apart?

I have a friend
I’ve never seen
He hides his head
inside a dream
Yes, only love
can break your heart
Yes, only love
can break your heart

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Here is a cool cover version:-

 

By co-incidence you can pop over to the great Vinyl Villian where you can download a MP3 of a version of this version

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October 15, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Celebrate

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Celebrate whenever you can as you never know what may exist around the next corner……….

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“Celebration Day” – Led Zeppelin

Her face is cracked from smiling,
All the fears that she’s been hiding,
And it seems pretty soon ev’rybody’s gonna know.
And her voice is sore from shouting,
Cheering winners who are losing,
And she worries if their days are few
And soon they’ll have to go.

*My, my, my, I’m so happy,
I’m gonna join the band,
We are gonna dance and sing in celebration,
We are in the promised land.

She hears them talk of new ways
To protect the home she lives in,
Then she wonders what it’s all about
When they break down the door.
Her name is Brown or White or Black,
You know her very well,
You hear her cries of mercy
As the winners toll the bell.

* Chorus

There is a train that leaves the station
Heading for your destination,
But the price you pay to nowhere has increased a dollar more.
Yes, it has!
And if you walk you’re gonna get there
Tho’ it takes a little longer,
And when you see it in the distance
You will wring your hands and moan.

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