And Jimmy Fallon covered the song twice—once as Neil Young and once alongside Idol judge Randy Jackson.
The evil inclination is saying in this song, ‘I’m looked at as this bad guy, but you have power, you have control.
Now, the song has become an anthem for girls about to break up with their boyfriends.
Jimi was doing something beautiful with the song and put his twist on it to give it a patriotic feel.
AH: Making Same Love—a song about same-sex marriage—was obviously a big risk.
Fifty years ago I sang a song with this voice of mine; an old crow like me?
I was glad to see the morning light, and to hear the song of the spring birds.
With a song upon their lips, the sailors bent to their oars.
Not once more did I close my happy eyes Amid the thrush's song.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I sing that song, but I guess I'll laugh.
Old English sang "voice, song, art of singing; metrical composition adapted for singing, psalm, poem," from Proto-Germanic *sangwaz (cf. Old Norse söngr, Norwegian song, Swedish sång, Old Saxon, Danish, Old Frisian, Old High German, German sang, Middle Dutch sanc, Dutch zang, Gothic saggws), from PIE *songwh-o- "singing, song," from *sengwh- "to sing, make an incantation" (see sing (v.)).
Phrase for a song "for a trifle, for little or nothing" is from "All's Well" III.ii.9 (the identical image, por du son, is in Old French. With a song in (one's) heart "feeling joy" is first attested 1930 in Lorenz Hart's lyric. Song and dance as a form of vaudeville act is attested from 1872; figurative sense of "rigmarole" is from 1895.