Neil Young - Needle of Death Lyrics

Neil Young A Letter Home cover art
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When sadness fills your heart
And sorrow hides the longing to be free
When things go wrong each day
You fix your mind to ‘scape your misery

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

How strange, your happy words
Have ceased to bring a smile from everyone
How tears have filled the eyes
Of friends that you once had walked among

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

One grain of pure white snow
Dissolved in blood spread quickly to your brain
In peace your mind withdraws
Your death so near your soul can't feel no pain

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

Your mother stands a'cryin'
While to the earth your body's slowly cast
Your father stands in silence
Caressing every young dream of the past

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death

Through ages, man's desires
To free his mind, to release his very soul
Has proved to all who live
That death itself is freedom for evermore

And your troubled young life
Will make you turn
To a needle of death

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Letter Home (intro)
  • 2 Changes
  • 3 Girl From the North Country
  • 4 Needle of Death
  • 5 Early Morning Rain
  • 6 Crazy
  • 7 Reason to Believe
  • 8 On the Road Again
  • 9 If You Could Read My Mind
  • 10 Since I Met You Baby
  • 11 My Hometown
  • 12 I Wonder If I Care as Much


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bert Jansch
    album: Track 4 in album A Letter Home
    release date: 2014-4-18
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 4:57
    producer: Jack White and Neil Young
    engineer: Joshua Smith and Kevin Carrico
    recorded by: Joshua Smith
    additional recorded by: George Ingram
    assistant recorded by: Mindy Watts
    lead vocals: Neil Young
    acoustic guitar: Neil Young
    composer: Bert Jansch
    lyricist: Bert Jansch
    Album Information
    label: Third Man Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 858936003493
    script: Latin