CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
THE NEEDLE AND THE DAMAGE DONE
“…I’ve seen the needle &
the damage done,
a little part of it in everyone.
But every junkie’s
like a setting sun...”
"The Needle And The Damage Done" is a cautionary track about heroin addiction. Neil Young penned the song. It was included on the Canadian singer/ songwriter's 1972 album 'Harvest'.
As the protagonist is drawn further into the web of addiction, Young uses the line: "I love you baby, can I have some more?". The narrator refers to the inevitability of his death due to drug use.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: