"Pray for Seeds" - Review & Complete Lyrics of Neil Young's Monsanto Years with Promise of the Real by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media
"Pray for Seeds" - Review & Complete Lyrics' of Neil Young's Monsanto Years with Promise of the Real by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media

Over-lamped and godlessly distorted, Neil Young rips another anti-anti mp3missile with pants on fire Promise of the Real. "The Monsanto Years" hawks back to the troubled sounds of Sleeps with Angels ('94) with a blasted mainline histo-buzz from "Rust Never Sleeps and a duster of "Prairie Wind" blown in.

I like "Big Box", clich├ęs 'n' all:

"The farmer knows he's got to grow what he can sell, Monsanto, Monsanto

So he signs a deal for GMOs that makes life hell with Monsanto, Monsanto

Every year he buys the patented seeds

Poison-ready they're what the corporation needs, Monsanto"

It's a fuckin' sound + shout mash up from Santa Cruz Man. The permaculture zeal of Working Man:

"We're from Monsanto we own the seeds
Give us the names of those farmers you seek
You're gonna need big money to stand your ground
Or we're gonna bury you, how does that sound?

Working man lost all is his friends, his business too
Well I don't know you but I do know who I am

Now times have changed, things are picking up
The wheels are rolling again on the old seed truck
The cleaner's coming back have taken back the land
They don't care the cost they're gonna take a stand

Well I don't know you but I do know who I am"

Love, love, love - "A New Day for Love." Any hope for the GMO junkies?

"Of all the feelings in the whole wide world
I can't begin to do or say
Anything but protect our precious gift

It's a new day for the planet
It's a new day for the sun
To shine down on what we're doin'
It's a new day for love"

Neil Young is our national "Wolf Man" mythologist gunning with a sound board and a 6 string vision. Respect the dirt, baby:

"Wolf moon keep on shinin'
Your days rolling by in timeless grace
Your heart just keeps on beating
Inside the beauty of this place
Less fish swimmin' in your oceans
Old ice floating in your seas
Still you hold against the constant plundering
Wolf moon"

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Complete Lyrics
from Neil Young's Monsanto Years with Promise of the Real -

A New Day For Love

It's a new day for the planet
It's a new day for the sun
To shine down on what we're doin'
It's a new day for love

It's a bad day to do nothin'
With so many people needin' our help
To keep their lands away from the greedy
Who only plunder for themselves

All the people in the whole wide world
Nobody matters but you and me
When it comes to protecting our precious gift

(It's a new day) It's the big scene from the movies
(It's a big scene) Where the gunslinger rides away
(It's a big scene) Outside a town past the needy
(It's a big scene) And the rows of soldiers' graves
(It's a new day) They fought the wars we thought we needed
(It's a new day) They never asked us for a thing
(It's a new day) And we believed in what we were doin'
(It's a new day) While the earth is givin' way

Of all the feelings in the whole wide world
I can't begin to do or say
Anything but protect our precious gift

It's a new day for the planet
It's a new day for the sun
To shine down on what we're doin'
It's a new day for love

Wolf moon

Wolf moon thank you for risin'
Big sky I'm grateful for your parting clouds
I know some hearts were broken
Big crows still flying in your sky
Herds of elk roam upon your meadows
And your eagle soars across my eyes
While you withstand the thoughtless plundering

Wolf moon keep on shinin'
Your days rolling by in timeless grace
Your heart just keeps on beating
Inside the beauty of this place
Less fish swimmin' in your oceans
Old ice floating in your seas
Still you hold against the constant plundering
Wolf moon

Wolf moon thank you for risin'
Big sky I'm grateful for your parting clouds
Seeds of life your glowing fields of wheat
Windy fields of barley at your feet
While you endure the thoughtless plundering

People want to hear about love

People want to hear songs of love
People want to hear about love

Don't talk about the Chevron millions going to the pipeline politicians
People want to hear about love

Don't talk about the beautiful fish in the deep blue sea, dyin'
People want to hear about love

People want to hear about love now
If it will make them feel all right

People want to hear about love
People want to hear
People want to hear about love

Don't talk about the corporations hijacking all your rights
People want to hear about love

Don't mention world poverty talk about global love
People want to hear about love

People want to hear about love now
If it will make them feel all right

People want to hear about love
People want to hear
People want to hear about love

Don't say to Citizens United [?] democracy
People want to hear about love

Don't say pesticides are causing autistic children
People want to hear about love

Don't say people don't vote because they don't trust the candidates
People want to hear about love

People want to hear
People want to hear
People want to hear about love

Big Box

You never know what the future holds in the shallow soil of Monsanto, Monsanto

The moon is full and the seeds are sown while the farmer toils for Monsanto, Monsanto

When these seeds rise they're ready for the pesticide

And Roundup comes and brings the poison tide of Monsanto, Monsanto

The farmer knows he's got to grow what he can sell, Monsanto, Monsanto

So he signs a deal for GMOs that makes life hell with Monsanto, Monsanto

Every year he buys the patented seeds

Poison-ready they're what the corporation needs, Monsanto

When you shop for your daily bread and walk the aisles of Safeway, Safeway

Find the package to catch your eye that makes you smile at Safeway, at Safeway

Choose a picture of an old red barn on a field of green

With the farmer and his wife and children to complete the scene at Safeway, at Safeway

Dreams of the past come flooding back to the farmer's mind, his mother and father

Family seeds they used to save were gifts from God, not Monsanto, Monsanto

Their own child grows ill near the poisoned crops

While they work on, they can't find an easy way to stop, Monsanto, Monsanto

Don't care now what the Bible said so long ago not Monsanto, Monsanto

Give us this day our daily bread and let us not go with Monsanto, Monsanto

The seeds of life are not what they once were
Mother Nature and God don't own them anymore

A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop

If you don't like to rock Starbucks A coffee shop
Well you better change your station 'cause that ain't all that we got
Yeah, I want a cup of coffee but I don't want a GMO
I like to start my day off without helping Monsanto

Monnnnnn-sannnnnn-toooooooo
Let our farmers grow what they want to grow

From the fields of Nebraska to the banks of the Ohio
The farmers won't be free to grow what they want to grow
When corporate control takes over the American farm
With fascist politicians and chemical giants walking arm in arm

Monnnnnn-sannnnnn-toooooooo
Let our farmers grow what they want to grow

When the people of Vermont wanted to label food with GMOs
So that they could find out what was in what the farmer grows
Monsanto and Starbucks through the Grocery Manufacturers Alliance
They sued the state of Vermont to overturn the people's will

Monnnnnn-sannnnnn-toooooooo (and Starbucks)
Mothers want to know what they feed their children

Monnnnnn-sannnnnn-toooooooo
Let our farmers grow what they want to grooooooow

Working Man

A working man in Indiana travelled from farm to farm
Plantin' seeds and talkin' weather, working 90 farms
Got to know the farmers knew all of their kids
Out in the country, that was '96

His life was good and steady when seeds were cash [?]
Next year the farmers were ready, the times were changing fast
Supreme Court in session made a new law
GMO seeds and patents had a fatal flaw

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas [?] worked for Monsanto
Well I don't know you but I do know who I am

One summer morning just around dawn
Four men with briefcases were on the working man's lawn
We're gonna to sue you, take you to court
For patent infringement, the criminals you support

We're from Monsanto we own the seeds
Give us the names of those farmers you seek
You're gonna need big money to stand your ground
Or we're gonna bury you, how does that sound?

Working man lost all is his friends, his business too
Well I don't know you but I do know who I am

Now times have changed, things are picking up
The wheels are rolling again on the old seed truck
The cleaner's coming back have taken back the land
They don't care the cost they're gonna take a stand

Well I don't know you but I do know who I am
Well I don't know you but I do know who I am

Rules of Change

No-one owns the sacred seed
No man's law can change that
Seeds have floated, birds have flown
Seeds have travelled far from home
Seeds have floated, birds have flown
Seeds have travelled far from home
Seeds are life it can't be owned
Not even by Monsanto
People must be free to grow

Out of balance money grows
Corporations take control
Halls of justice got this wrong
Life cannot be owned
Halls of justice leave a hollow ring inside
When I try to forget
Things I know that no one knows
But me
Wrong side of right, right side of wrong

Halls of justice, rules of change
Rolling by in front of me
Human people feeling strange
Things happening in front of them
Human people feeling strange things happening
In front of them
Wrong side of right
Right side of wrong

Monsanto Years

You never know what the future holds in the shallow soil of Monsanto, Monsanto

The moon is full and the seeds are sown while the farmer toils for Monsanto, Monsanto

When these seeds rise they're ready for the pesticide
And Roundup comes and brings the poison tide of Monsanto, Monsanto

The farmer knows he's got to grow what he can sell, Monsanto, Monsanto

So he signs a deal for GMOs that makes life hell with Monsanto, Monsanto

Every year he buys the patented seeds

Poison-ready they're what the corporation needs, Monsanto

When you shop for your daily bread and walk the aisles of Safeway, Safeway

Find the package to catch your eye that makes you smile at Safeway, at Safeway

Choose a picture of an old red barn on a field of green

With the farmer and his wife and children to complete the scene at Safeway, at Safeway

Dreams of the past come flooding back to the farmer's mind, his mother and father

Family seeds they used to save were gifts from God, not Monsanto, Monsanto

Their own child grows ill near the poisoned crops

While they work on, they can't find an easy way to stop, Monsanto, Monsanto

Don't care now what the Bible said so long ago not Monsanto, Monsanto

Give us this day our daily bread and let us not go with Monsanto, Monsanto

The seeds of life are not what they once were
Mother Nature and God don't own them anymore

If I Don't Know

I don't know
If I don't know what I'm doin'
And all my big ideas fail
Like build a dam against the water so the river dies
Veins, the Earth's blood

And if I don't know what I'm sayin'
And all the world's dreams come true
Like finding oil and shooting poison in the ground
Veins, Earth's blood

And if the melodies stay pretty
And the songs are not too long
I'll try to find a way to get them back to you
Veins, the Earth's blood