Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday Tunes - The Losing End

Happy Tuesday!

This Tuesday Tune is "The Losing End" from Neil Young's Album Everybody Knows this is Nowhere.

I grew up listening to Neil Young, because my parents loved him. For the first 12 years or so of my life, I hated him! I would groan every time they put his albums on, and I always preferred Debbie Gibson over Neil Young - no question. Oh, how silly and dumb we are when we're young...

Sometime during the 8th grade, I started to enjoy Neil Young's music. I'm not sure what happened in my life to change my mind. I like to think that perhaps my taste in music was maturing, much like my taste in boys or my taste in fashion (buh-bye acid wash and shoulder pads!). Whatever the case, I began to really enjoy Neil Young, and my affinity for him has only grown over the years.

The Losing End will never be his most popular song. In fact, outside of my family, I'm not sure many other people even notice it's there! I chose to Tune this song today because it reminds me of home. I always loved the Kermeen "Family Jams" where my parents would play guitar, and we would sing. We love songs that have nice harmonies and this is no exception. A few weeks ago the Kermeens had their first Family Jam in years, and this is one of the songs we did. Mom played and sang, while Kelly and I sang along. It was the best feeling ever to know that years could go by, but we are still able to connect together through music. Harmonizing together and laughing as we mess up the words.

For your Tuning pleasure, I bring to you "The Losing End"...


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I went into town to see you yesterday
but you were not home.
So I talked to some old friends for a while
before I wandered off alone.

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.

Well, I miss you more than ever,
since you've gone
I can hardly maintain.
Things are different round here
every night,
my tears fall down like rain.

It's so hard for me now

But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Good song! I LOVE that whole era/genre of music that he's a part of...feels like home :)

(But I completely agree with the Debbie Gibson preference when I was younger!)

Pastor Swish said...

Yum... family jam. Goes great on toast...