Monday, April 25, 2011

Hoping for a Replacement

Anybody else convolve Elton John's "Beyond the Yellow Brick Road" with Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush"?

I mean, they're both about gold. Sort of.
They both mention replacements. One a replacement for a lover, and the other a soldier.

Neil Young's is a lot more poignant. The line "and I felt like getting high" always gets a big round of applause at his concerts but it's one of the most tragic lines in rock and roll.

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