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"Harvest Moon" - Neil Young


Neil Young - Harvest Moon (Official Music Video)



"Harvest Moon" is a song written by Neil Young that was first single released on his 1992 album, Harvest Moon. It reached 36 on the UK singles chart. The song uses a moon motif, which Young has mentioned as being very important to him and having quasi-religious undertones. It is a tribute to his wife Pegi Young, and the two are dancing in a bar in the music video. Linda Ronstadt provides the backing vocals.


Rolling Stone ranked "Harvest Moon" as the #37 all time Neil Young song. Allmusic's Matthew Greenwald strongly praised the song, stating that the song epitomized the album and "the power of nature and music, as well as a feeling of celebrating lifetime love are the focal points here, and Young captures it all in his typically literate, artless style." Greenwald praised the melody as "positively gorgeous, and it's one that could have easily framed a heavier song."


"Classic Rock Review" called it an "absolute masterpiece of a title song" that "celebrates longevity in relationships and love affairs with a flawless melody backed by a perfect music arrangement." They went on to say that "from the upfront acoustic riffing to the picked steel guitar, subtleties of ethereal sounds, soft brush strokes on the drums, and beautiful background vocals, this song captures the essence of beauty and romance as well any song ever."





Lyrics


Come a little bit closer

Hear what I have to say

Just like children sleeping

We could dream this night away

But there's a full moon rising

Let's go dancing in the light

We know where the music's playing

Let's go out and feel the night


Because I'm still in love with you

I want to see you dance again

Because I'm still in love with you

On this harvest moon


When we were strangers

I watched you from afar

When we were lovers

I loved you with all my heart

But now it's getting late

And the moon is climbing high

I want to celebrate

See it shining in your eye


Because I'm still in love with you

I want to see you dance again

Because I'm still in love with you

On this harvest moon


Because I'm still in love with you

I want to see you dance again

Because I'm still in love with you

On this harvest moon