Morningside

Album: Hot August Night (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • Neil Diamond told UK DJ Ken Evans in 1972: "Morningside is a very sad song. It's a song of dying alone, something that I've been aware of for a long time. I was struck by it when my grandparents passed away - that they did die alone - that they weren't with their children when they died. And a year and a half ago when I was in London for the first time, I passed a shop and saw this beautiful table in the window. It was carved by hand and for some reason the two things came together and the song started then." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Long Island, NY

Comments: 4

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenBrings to mind this bit of wisdom: "When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're smiling and everyone around you is crying."
  • Jenny from Sydney NswMorningside is one of my favourite Neil Diamond songs I don't know that I would say that it a "sad" song, rather a beautiful song that deals with sad feelings As usual Neil found something that touched him in some way and wound it into a piece of Diamond beauty
  • Ross Farengael from NêrensnieMy father has always been a very solitary man, but he works day and night to support me financially. I always think of him and his father (my late grandfather, who was also a hard worker) when I listen to this song. Neil Diamond was a bit before my time sadly, I'll probably never get the chance to meet him.
  • Don from Kingman, AzI was always touched by this song.

    No one is alone if he has Jesus.
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