The Needle And The Damage Done

Story Behind The Song

My father had a 30 plus year drug addiction, so this song is very real to me.It was a healing experience to record the song in his memory, as well as an honor to record a Neil Young fav.

Song Description

This song is about the tragedy of drug abuse -from a personal perspective of the loss of a friend.

Song Length 2:24 Genre Folk - Alternative, Folk - General
Lead Vocal Female Vocal Mood Poignant
Subject Addiction, Sorrow Similar Artists Neil Young, Sarah Mclachlan
Language English Era 1970 - 1979


The Needle And The Damage Done
by Neil Young
I caught you knockin' at my cellar door,
I love you, baby, "Can I have some more?"
Oh --- the damage done
I hit the city and I lost my band,
I watched the needle take another man,
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song because I love the man,
I know that some of you don't understand.
Milk, blood to keep from runnnin' out.
I've seen the needle and the damage done,
A little part of it in everyone,
And ev'ry junkie's like a settin' sun.

Lyrics Neil Young Music Neil Young
Producer J. Benjamin Kesler Publisher Silver Bow Funding, LLC
Performance Marianne Kesler Label Indie
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

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