Graham Nash wrote this heartbreaker on June 7, 1970, just hours before his show with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Fillmore East in New York City, where he performed it for the first time. The day before, he broke up with Joni Mitchell, whose life together he sang about in the 1970 CSN&Y track "Our House
." It was devastating for Nash. "My whole world fell apart," he said.
Worse, Mitchell was in the audience that night, listening to Nash sing lines like:I never been so much in love
And never hurt so bad at the same time
The show was broadcast on the New York radio station WNEW and later released as the album Fillmore East 1970