The Needle and the Damage Done
Neil Young Lyrics

I caught you knockin' at my cellar door
I love you, baby, can I have some more?
Ooh, ooh, the damage done

I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk-blood to keep from running out

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's like a settin' sun

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Written by: Neil Young

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

J Men

My heart breaks for you.
I had a meth habit for five years.
Quite frankly I loved it but I had to stop.
I went through withdrawals for one year alone in my apartment.
Too proud to ask for help.
At my lowest,, I stood naked in my kitchen, I scratched my body bloody because I thought bugs were in me.
And I sprayed Raid.
That didn't kill me.
Don't mean to bring you down but I wanted to share.
No more meth but I'm an alcoholic.
I can deal with that.
This is a cake walk. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Bless You

Redwood Rebelgirl

I am so sorry for your deep, profound, & terrible loss.

May your precious boy rest in Peace, Perfection, Freedom, & Joy, for Eternity

May you find some comfort, healing, strength, support, & God's Peace which Passeth Understanding.๐Ÿ’—

God be with your boy.๐Ÿ’—

God be with you.๐Ÿ’—

God be with all those for whon this song was written.
May they be FREE! ๐Ÿ’—

God be with all those who Love them. ๐Ÿ’—

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Hi, this is Neil. Link to the NYA info-card for this song with press, documents, manuscripts, photos, videos. Look around NYA for fun and listening! ALL my music in high resolution at

Dale Benjamin Berger

Neil, so proud that you are a Canadian boy. This is my favorite song of yours.

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Ted Archer

@LetArtsLive I wish you guys would leave this open so we can tell Neil about how he has changed our lives. If you want to bicker and fight take it elsewhere we don't want to hear from you anymore.

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Danny Crow ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

My Dad once sung some lyrics from this song to me when he found out i was on heroin at 17. Im 37 now and 17 months clean. My Dad died of cancer on Friday. Happy he got to see me conquer my addiction.

Paul Pearson

Stay strong Danny, I'm sure your dad was so proud of you.


@Yaja eN 20 years on heroine wow

Friday Long

My condolences on your loss.

Gary Dergut

I'm glad your clean and so sorry for your father.

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