Who Sang Misfits? Neil Young

Neil Young Old Ways cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Douglas Allan Grean, Scott Richard Weiland
release date: 1985-8-12
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Folk
length: 5:08
producer: Ben Keith, David Briggs and Neil Young
piano: Hargus “Pig” Robbins
vocal: Neil Young
engineer: Gene Eichelberger
arranger: Ben Keith, Mike Leech and Neil Young
guest: Waylon Jennings
harmonica: Terry McMillan
percussion: Farrell Morris
mandolin: Marty Stuart
banjo: Bobby Thompson
strings: Gary Vanosdale, Carol Walker, Stephanie Woolf, David Vanderkooi, Carl Gorodetzky, George Binkley, John E. Borg, Roy Christensen, Virginia A. Christensen, Charles Everett, Larry Harvin, Mark Hembree, Lee Larrison, Betty MacDonald, Dennis Molchan, Pam Sixfin and Mark Tanner
co engineer: Keith Odle
assistant engineer: Clarke Schleicher and J.T. Cantwell
double bass: Joe Allen
composer: Neil Young
lyricist: Neil Young
Up in that new space station
Living Kennedy's dream
There was an automatic camera
Shooting elephantine.
Well the crew was relaxing
Before the video screen
Watching old re-runs
Of Mohammed Ali.
The voice of Houston callin'
Brought them back to the scene
Except the sky is fallin'
Do you know what that means?
Out on that Texas sidewalk
Through the hotel mezzanine
There walked a see-thru' hooker
To a suite with two TVs.
But by the elevator
She began to sneeze
With an attack so uncontrolled
It brought her to her knees.
And then the hotel doctor
With nurse and stethoscope
Announced the worst is over
But for her there is no hope.
Way down in South Dakota
On the Needles Highway
There's a lone red rider
On the road today.
And though his war is over
He's fightin' on anyway
Although he's seldom sober
He's drinking whisky all day.
Down in that old box canyon
Where only misfits can go
He rides with no companion
But saloon and rodeo.
Up in that new space station
Living Kennedy's dream
There's an automatic camera
Shooting elephantine.
Well the crew is relaxing
Before the video screen
Watching old re-runs
Of Mohammed Ali.
The voice of Houston callin'
Brought them back to the scene
Except the sky is fallin'
Do you know what that means?






Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Wayward Wind
  • 2 Get Back to the Country
  • 3 Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
  • 4 Once an Angel
  • 5 Misfits
  • 6 California Sunset
  • 7 Old Ways
  • 8 My Boy
  • 9 Bound for Glory
  • 10 Where Is the Highway Tonight?