Love And War

Album: Le Noise (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This anti-war anthem is a track from Canadian rock musician Neil Young's 32nd studio album, Le Noise. The record was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Daniel Lanois.
  • The song addresses the troubles in Afghanistan and Iraq as Young sings, "Daddy won't ever come home," to a child who lost his father in the conflict.
  • Young sings on this track, "When I sing about love and war/I don't really know what I'm saying." Chris Talbott from the Associated Press asked the Canadian singer if this is a confusing statement from the artist who gave us "Ohio" and "Let's Impeach The President"? Young chuckled then replied: "It's such a deep subject and there's really no one answer. There's nobody who really knows. It just seems to be a part of the human condition is to get in wars over and over again for as long as human beings have been around. So I have opinions but I'm not so sure that they're right."

Comments: 1

  • Arleigh from Toronto, OnI wonder if the line "I sang for justice and I hit a bad chord" is a reference to Southern Man and the controversy over Lynyrd Skynyrds response in Sweet Home Alabama.
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