OLD MAN

POETRY ANALYSIS THROUGH MUSIC

NEIL YOUNG

Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer- songwriter. He forged a successful solo career, releasing his first album in 1968. His career has lasted over 40 years and he has explored many different musical styles. Young's work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[ and signature alto or high tenor singing voice.

Old Man lyrics

The lyrics in this song are figurative. In this song, Young is referring to his father the Old Man. "Live alone in a paradise, that makes me think of two." This line shows that even though he has many material possessions, he is missing the thing he truly wants, which is love. "Rolling home to you." This says that he is coming back to his father after he has lost his lover.


Old Man - Neil Young