Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down - Live 1971

Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down - Live 1971




"Don't Let It Bring You Down" is the seventh track on Neil Young's album After the Gold Rush. It was written by Young. It also appears on the 1971 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young live album 4 Way Street as well as Young's 2007 album Live at Massey Hall 1971, which was recorded in 1971, and Young's 2013 album Live at the Cellar Door, which was recorded in 1970. John Reed wrote an arrangement of this for The Hampton String Quartet in 2006.


The song is played in double drop C tuning, which is similar to double drop D; however, the whole guitar is down tuned a whole step first, making the guitar strings C, G, C, F, A, and C.





Lyrics


Old man lying

By the side of the road

With the lorries rolling by

Blue moon sinking

From the weight of the load

And the buildings scrape the sky


Cold wind ripping

Down the alley at dawn

And the morning paper flies

Dead man lying

By the side of the road

With the daylight in his eyes


Don't let it bring you down

It's only castles burning

Find someone who's turning

And you will come around


Blind man running

Through the light

Of the night

With an answer in his hand

Come on down

To the river of sight

And you can really understand


Red lights flashing

Through the window

In the rain

Can you hear the sirens moan?

White cane lying

In a gutter in the lane

If you're walking home alone


Don't let it bring you down

It's only castles burning

Just find someone who's turning

And you will come around


Don't let it bring you down

It's only castles burning

Just find someone who's turning

And you will come around




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