Video: Neil Young Sings ‘Standing In The Light Of Love’ with Revised Political Lyrics at Farm Aid + ‘Heart Of Gold’

Neil Young at Farm Aid 2014.

Yesterday Neil Young played a new version of an old song, “Standing In The Light Of Love,” at Farm Aid 2014.

According to Thrasher’s Wheat, a version of the song was first played in 2001, and Young began playing it earlier this year in Europe.

The lyrics to the 2014 version of the song have been overhauled somewhat to reflect Young’s anger at big oil and corporate America for destroying the earth.

This is very powerful.

The fan who shot the video was using a cell phone so the image is sideways, but the sound is awesome and the video is great too.

Just turn your head, or turn your computer.

“Standing In The Light Of Love”:

“Heart Of Gold”:

“Stand In The Light Of Love”:

Lyrics to “Stand In The Light Of Love”:

In a world with so much anger
In a world with so much hate

Stand in the light of love

In a world with so much sadness
How will you feel at Heaven’s Gate

Stand in the light of love

Rising from the deep blue sea
Drowning in the long parade
Still you will find the answer
Standing in the light of love

Stand in the light of love

By the wealth of corporations
Must the earth bow down to greed?

Stand in the light of love

In a world controlled by oil
How much power do they need?

stand in the light of love

Drowning in the deep blue sea
Still you need not be afraid
For you will find the answer
Standing in the light of love

Standing in the light of love

[instrumental]

Stand in the light of love
Stand in the light of love

Every day the earth is damaged
In the endless search for oil

Stand in the light of love

Ancient ways of life are broken
As we suck it from the soil

Stand in the light of love

Swimming in the deep blue sea
Drowning in the long parade
Still you need not be afraid
Standing in the light of love

Stand in the light of love

Stand in the light of love

I don’t want to get personal
And have you put me on the spot
I don’t know how you feel
But for me it’s getting hot

I got to get somewhere
I got to [unclear word] against the grain
Fighting for tomorrows children
Against the power and the pain

Standing in the light of love

Stand in the light of love

Stand in the light of love

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in the new issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

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One thought on “Video: Neil Young Sings ‘Standing In The Light Of Love’ with Revised Political Lyrics at Farm Aid + ‘Heart Of Gold’

  1. More like “Standing in the Darkness of Greed” and “Pocketbook of Gold,” given his shoddy treatment of the Lionel Train workers.

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