‘Never Die Young’

Originally posted December 27, 2007

I’ve always thought that James Taylor’s song, “Never Die Young,” was a sad one, despite the lyric that has the entwined couple “sail on, sail on.” A portion of an interview posted at YouTube along with the video Taylor made for the song shows the composer to be in agreement with that.

“One of the great cliches of pop is that the love between a man and a woman can keep out the rest of the world, and it’s that impossibility that the song addresses,” Taylor told the New York Times in February of 1988. “To me, it’s a sad song.”

For those sharp of eye, yes, the crew includes Leland Sklar on bass and Rosemary Butler, among on backing vocals.

Video deleted.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: