Who Sang Plastic Flowers? Neil Young

Neil Young Storytone cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-11-3
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Symphonic Rock
length: 4:06
producer: The Volume Dealers
conductor: Michael Bearden
mixer: Al Schmitt
engineer: Steve Genewick and Niko Bolas
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
arranger: Michael Bearden
co-producer: Michael Bearden
assistant engineer: John Hausmann and Diego Ruelas
orchestrator: Patrick Russ
concertmaster: Belinda Broughton
drums (drum set): Clayton Cameron
trumpet: Wayne Bergeron
viola: Erik Rynearson, Caroline Buckman, Luke Maurer, Carolyn Riley, Lauren Chipman and Brian Dembow
violin: Carol Pool, Belinda Broughton, Tamara Hatwan, Paul Henning, Eric Boulanger, Joel Pargman, Maia Jasper, Ben Powell, Mark Sazer, Neel Hammond, Ina Veli, Joel Derouin, Lucia Micarelli, Amy Wickman, Radu Pieptea, Mark Robertson, Nina Evtuhov, Serena McKinney, Aimee Kreston and Lisa Dondlinger
cello: Vanessa Freebairn–Smith, Cecilia Tsan, Giovanna Moraga–Clayton, Victor Lawrence, Timothy Loo and Andrew Shulman
double bass: Ian Walker, Mike Valerio, Ken Wild and Ed Meares
flute: Larry Kaplan and Jenni Olson
oboe: Chris Bleth
clarinet: Dan Higgins and Stuart Clark
bassoon: Ken Munday
French horn: Steve Becknell and Dave Everson
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr. and Alex Iles
harp: Katie Kirkpatrick
piano: Tom Rainer
percussion: Lenny Castro
composer: Neil Young
lyricist: Neil Young
In the Summertime
We met to see a thread
That came to harm something we both loved
and as the hours passed
We talked until at last it came the time to part

I was doin' well,
and I thought she liked my style.
I had no business thinking like that
but it lasted quite a while.
I got my promises made
but before the timeless father
I show plastic flowers
to mother nature's daughter.
She held the vase
her misty gaze brought them to life.
I was amazed
she turned to me with a tear in her eye.

We went to give our thanks
along the riverbanks
and watched the water flow as it rolled along
She scooped some river sand
and held it in her hand
and sang a little song
Saw the water lines
left there from ancient times
I watched the sand run through her fingers
on the shore, so dry

I was doin' well,
and I thought she liked my style.
I had no business feeling like that
but it lasted quite a while.
I got my promises made
but before the timeless Father
I show plastic flowers to Mother Nature's daughter

Tracklist
  • 1 Plastic Flowers
  • 2 Who’s Gonna Stand Up?
  • 3 I Want to Drive My Car
  • 4 Glimmer
  • 5 Say Hello to Chicago
  • 6 Tumbleweed
  • 7 Like You Used to Do
  • 8 I'm Glad I Found You
  • 9 When I Watch You Sleeping
  • 10 All Those Dreams