"Neil Jung" as written by and Norman George Blake....
You had a girlfriend
That wasn't good enough for you
She was younger
But that was old enough you knew

To get undressed for you
Stressed for you
Distorting everything
Became depressed for you

You were changing
Didn't want to stay the same
Re-arranging
Dropped a letter from your name

She'd get uptight with you
Would fight with you
And you would never win
It wasn't right for you

Was going nowhere
Couldn't take the pain and left it there
Was going nowhere
Couldn't take the pain and left it there

Not understanding
Had a different point of view
Tried to reach her
When she moved away from you

She was confusing you
Using you
You couldn't understand
Began amusing you

Was going nowhere
Couldn't take the pain and left it there
Was going nowhere
Couldn't take the pain and left it there

[SOLO]

Was going nowhere
Couldn't take the pain and left it there
Was going nowhere
Couldn't take the pain and left it there
Couldn't take the pain and left it there
Couldn't take the pain and left it there

[SOLO]


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"Neil Jung" as written by Norman Blake

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    General CommentAfter many years where I thought this song was, as it reads literally, him dissecting a mate's relationship, have come to believe while listening to it on my drive to work this morning for the millionth time, that he's actually talking about himself, psychoanalysing himself, as the title suggests. Love that title, playful reference to Neil Young and Carl Jung, the famed psychoanalyst.

    Anyway, I came to realise this, because I realised he's actually singing about me. I had a girlfriend, the only difference being that she was older than me, but it definitely wasn't right from the start, and I got that vibe from all my friends, but went along with it for three and a half years, and she began to suffer from depression, and I couldn't really handle it, and left her, probably when she needed me most. But I think it was for the best in the long run.

    So, yes, this is what I think the song is about, looking at a past relationship, and saying "It's OK, it ended, it was for the best".

    Fantastic chord sequence, great fun to play and sing along, I love the high strained voice going up in the chorus, and struggle to reach that note myself, but it's worth it when you do. Searing guitar solo, too. Good work once again, Mr Blake. Thank you.
    FishesWillLaughon April 07, 2010   Link

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