“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio.” — lyrics by Neil Young
Alabamians tend to polarize over a lot of things: Crimson Tide vs. War Eagle, Southern Baptist vs. Church of Christ, lynching vs. burning crosses. The feud between Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young is no exception.
Now there may be more to fight about in the Heart of Dixie., Neil Young seems to be taking on an old political cause with this new song:
It’s called “Impeach the President,” so there can be little question what it is about.
Last Friday, Morgan wrote on her LastLeftB4Hooterville blog that she had been “summoned” to a local studio to sing on the new record with 99 others. “I’m not going to give the whole thing away, but the first line of one of the songs was “Let’s impeach the President for lyin’!” Turns out the whole thing is a classic beautiful protest record. The session was like being at a 12-hour peace rally. Every time new lyrics would come up on the screen, there were cheers, tears and applause. It was a spiritual experience. I can’t believe my good fortune at being a part of this.
“We finished the session by singing an a capella version of ‘America the Beautiful’ and there was not a dry eye in the house.”
“Neil said it should be out in 6 to 8 weeks.”
“Living in War” will be the name of the new album. I’ll certainly be looking forward to the release. I’m also wondering what Skynyrd’s response will be.