• Andrei Awad

Heart of Gold Review



I wanna live. I also wanna GIVE you an insight into this wonderful track by Neil Young titled: "Heart Of Gold". Beginning with the basics, this track was released off of the album Harvest Moon in 1972. The album also includes "Old Man", another highly favored track of Neil Young.


The record commences with a strong strumming pattern and harmonica which exposes the powers it has to reach so many. It tells the story of being a miner for a heart of gold, the motivation to search for a soulmate when time seems to be catching up to him, being unlucky in love and shouting the mantra to keep looking for it. An overall solid message - to never give up and keep searching.


Even though you may be growing old, there’s still time. From him being in Hollywood to Redwood (not in Kalamazoo unfortunately) to thinking he’ll cross the ocean for a heart of gold, the drive to find love was high in this period of time. The story he shares is painfully accurate, turning his struggles into a song. It's incredibly mind-blowing how artists can take a spin on their own lives and write a great tune that reflects it so well. The great blend of country and rock along with folk is solidly founded with the poet and dreamer-like lyrics.


Before I read the details behind this record, I envisioned a totally different message. Having a heart of gold to get you through anything. Incorporating resilience and strong will to complete what is necessary for you in your daily life. Not paying much mind to the things that distract you from doing what you love. It’s so great to have that with music. To interpret it your own way and find out the real source after some research. That’s one component that’s so exhilarating about music like I’ve said many times before.