Neil Young: "Living With War " Album Stream

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FROM NYTIMES:
“Mr. Young half-jokingly describes ‘Living With War’ as his ‘metal folk protest’ album. It’s his blunt statement about the Iraq war; ‘History was a cruel judge of overconfidence/back in the days of shock and awe,’ he sings, strumming an electric guitar and leading a power trio with a sound that harks back to Young albums like “Rust Never Sleeps” and ‘Ragged Glory.’
Some songs add a trumpet or a 100-voice choir, hastily convened in Los Angeles for one 12-hour session. During the nine new songs he sympathizes with soldiers and war victims, insists ‘Don’t need no more lies,’ longs for a leader to reunite America and prays for peace.
In a song whose title alone has already brought him the fury of right-wing blogs, he urges, ‘Let’s Impeach the President.’ It ends with Mr. Young shouting, ‘Flip, flop,’ amid contradictory sound bites of President Bush. But Mr. Young insists the album is nonpartisan.
‘If you impeach Bush, you’re doing a huge favor for the Republicans,’ he argued, speaking by telephone from California. ‘They can run again with some pride.’ ”
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Lyrics to Impeach the President
Let’s impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
He’s the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war
Let’s impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones
What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government’s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?
Let’s impeach the president
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected
Thank god he’s racking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean
Thank God

Comments

  1. dig it aplenty

  2. Christine Ann(e)-Clare says:

    ohh, neil young. 🙂

  3. I love Neil Young, but most of his recent stuff stinks (this album included)… I mean, yeah, the war sucks, but what ever happened to his amazing guitar melodies, and what happened to the subtle, multi-layered meaning of his lyrics (ala “Needle and the Damage Done?” or “Sugar Mountain”)… he used to extract allegory and meaning from the most everyday of things, and apply it to grand, powerful issues of the times. Now all he does is just strum the same three cords over and over and growl “Fuck the government!!!” like a crotchity old man. And he hasn’t come up with a melody on par with, say “Old Man”, in years. Sorry, but the truth hurts.

  4. I heart Neil.
    Tmix, I’m not going to argue the new album is as good as his work from the 70’s, but it’s better than you give it credit for. It’s his best work in 10 years, and better than most musicians can muster in their prime.
    Long live Neil.

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