Neil Young - Children Of Destiny Lyrics




Stand up for what you believe
Resist the 'powers that be'
Preserve the land and save the seas
For the children of destiny
The children of you and me

Should 'goodness' ever lose and 'evil' steal the day
Should 'happy' sing the blues and 'peaceful' fade away
What would you do?
What would you say?
How would you act on that new day?

Stand up for what you believe
Resist the 'powers that be'
Preserve the ways of democracy
So the children can be free
The children of destiny

When money matters most and war is good for gain
The capital is yours, the people feel the pain
They feel the pain, they walk the streets
While the bombs fall in the rain
The children hide, somewhere inside
While the bombs fall in the rain

Stand up for what you believe
Resist the 'powers that be'
Preserve the land and save the seas
For the children of destiny
The children of destiny





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  1. Vinny Moore

    I love Neil Young but this song is god awful

  2. Dan Curtin

    Thanks, Neil.

  3. Shirley Jennings

    Awesome!

  4. Iris Cabrera

    This is an awesome video. Rock on Neil❤✌

  5. jim catalfamo

    the more and more you listen too and learn about the man. you find how lucky we are to witness him.

  6. Beth Faulkner

    Ok Neil boring. Maybe you might get a commercial. Where have all the controversial hippies gone. Mason must of took them all to hell with him. And left a bunch of pussies behind.

  7. Ed E

    The ones that don't like this song, ya know the ones with all the negative comments, are the ones "droppin' the bombs in the rain!"

  8. Raphael Falzarano

    LyrIcs
    Stand up for what you believe
    Resist the powers that be
    Preserve the land and save the seas
    For the children of destiny
    The children of you and me
    Should goodness ever lose and evil steal the day
    Should happy sing the blues and peaceful fade away
    What would you do?
    What would you say?
    How would you act on that new day?
    Stand up for what you believe
    Resist the powers that be
    Preserve the ways of democracy
    So the children can be free
    The children of destiny
    When money matters most and war is good for gain
    The capital is yours, the people feel the pain
    They feel the pain, they walk the streets
    While the bombs fall in the rain
    The children hide, somewhere inside
    While the bombs fall in the rain
    Stand up for what you believe
    Resist the powers that be
    Preserve the land and save the seas
    For the children of destiny
    The children of destiny


    Songwriters: Neil Young
    Children of Destiny lyrics © Storytone Publishing

  9. The Bondage Queen

    If you really knew God, birth control would just come naturally.

  10. The Bondage Queen

    So this is a protest for piece- a piece of my own pie or if you can't say its mine at least give God credit where it is due- and pass around the hat here for the messenger. I've been yelling and screaming now for many years about God being a psychopath who fastens all the triggers for others to fire, and sits back and watches as the flames get higher- but I don't seem to be able to dial out on the phone here. Do you have any idea who cut all the lines out Neil? Why would they do that?

  11. Scott S

    Thank you Neil, Thank you for all of it.

  12. Robert Martin

    Sad that a bunch of fascist Trump lovers think a song about compassion, responsibility, and hope is so horrible. Admittedly its not one of Neil's better offerings, but I truly don't understand the shortsighted Rich Murica fuck everyone else attitude of so many in my country. We don't live in a world where we can wall ourselves off and do our own thing anymore, and thats not a bad thing. We are made stronger by unity, diversity, and looking forward, and weaker by white supremacy, hatred, and other conservative nonsense. How fucked does the world have to get before people figure out that Conservative ideology benefits no one but the super rich?

  13. Isismusicnow

    Neil Young is about humanity

  14. Lennie Volle

    Neil Young & Promise of The Real ~ THANKYOU! ~ Lennie Bug ( A Southern IL. country girl FAN!!! )

  15. 06hatter

    holy shit this is tremendous

  16. Jim Jacobs

    Wake America up

  17. Jim Jacobs

    Another song like that could do it

  18. Jim Jacobs

    Come on Neil you can save the day get rid of New World Order

  19. bigfootdu42

    peace peace peace

  20. David McPherson

    This song is dreadful IMO by Neil's standards, but the rest of the album is worth checking out if you're an NY fan.

  21. Chris Madsen

    Revolt is in the air.

  22. Kenneth Conger

    Real Fitting song Today .Thank You

  23. Frank James English

    Great march and the changes remind me of Buffalo Springfield Expecting to Fly.. We still keep trying to learn to fly, so much to do.. Whatever we do affects those seven generations afterwards

  24. FrenchieAkaPonty

    Stand up for what you believe
    Resist the 'powers that be'
    Preserve the land and save the seas
    For the children of destiny
    The children of you and me

    Should 'goodness' ever lose and 'evil' steal the day
    Should 'happy' sing the blues and 'peaceful' fade away
    What would you do?
    What would you say?
    How would you act on that new day?

    Stand up for what you believe
    Resist the 'powers that be'
    Preserve the ways of democracy
    So the children can be free
    The children of destiny

    When money matters most and war is good for gain
    The capital is yours, the people feel the pain
    They feel the pain, they walk the streets
    While the bombs fall in the rain
    The children hide, somewhere inside
    While the bombs fall in the rain

    Stand up for what you believe
    Resist the 'powers that be'
    Preserve the land and save the seas
    For the children of destiny
    The children of destiny

  25. Douk Newcomb

    always inspiring, destined to be on a list of under-appreciated masterpieces combining the irony of war and negativity contrasted with hopeful optimism

  26. Woden of the Angles

    A tired, over-contrived awful song with an out of touch sentiment to what is happening across the western world.

  27. Larry Vernon Jones

    Seen Mr. Young with Crosby, Stills, and Nash live, and again with Stephen Stills. Unforgettable.

  28. Bandog Betty

    My FAVorite song and video of 2017 !

  29. Freighttrain Highway

    God bless Neil Young ! Homage to a True Rock Legend that always stands up for what’s right ! Another positive shout out to The Promise Of The Real ! Long May You Run Brothers ☮️🍄

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  31. MrPonca77

    Awesome! But about half the country will not appreciate it

  32. bastian de LA MOTTE

    Merci Neil ! Tu es un génial poète , magnifique passeur de vérité , ta musique est comme le sel de la vie.

  33. Alice Mulle

    Great Job

  34. KostaF64

    All those who criticize are the same ignorant people who believed that Springsteen's "Born in the USA" was a "patriotic" song

  35. Aloizio Barros

    Belíssima! Greetings here from Brazil.

  36. lnsk

    So the powers that shouldn't be paid for 3K down votes so we all don't resist them? THEY HAVE LOST ALREADY! The masses are woke! Trump/Hillary/Bush/Clinton..ALL THE SAME!!

  37. Dana D

    Wonderful!!!

  38. Kim Hansen

    I hate flags full of blood. Millions of innocent peoples blood.From Denmark with love!!!

  39. Lonetholsskia

    "Either die a hero or live enough to become the villain", Neil Young has lived so long enough (and I hope he lives more), and he still a hero

  40. StarterX4

    what a shit

  41. Baker Explosion

    You are a big influence for us! Keep on rockin'

  42. schoolsout901

    Traitor

  43. Stephen Reynolds

    I like this song!

  44. derek farrell Music on the Isle Of Wight

    Excellent stuff as always Niel. Yes I wish more people in this apathy filled willfully ignorantt country would stand up against our sociopathic government and corporatocracy. The mother frackers are about to frack the first well in Kirby Misperton in The beautiful Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire 30 miles south of Stockton where I was Born. A sacrifice ,guinea pig zone. The protectors are there but more are needed if we're to stop the Frackers. I am hoping to get up there soon myself. This Conservative government just got back in and bribed the DUP with a billion pounds to gain a majority in parliament. The police state is emerging out of the right wing propaganda machine. The Conservatives are the only party who condone Fracking and fast tracked it under Camerons watch. The police are facilitating the oil and gas companies, Third energy in this case. England is densely populated and our geology would not cope with this industry, Some of the 3% who are not conditioned are on the legal case, hopefully justice will prevail and we can get democracy back on course, time is running out but we shall overcome. No fear,

  45. Ja Pa

    Loved his old songs. Can't tell if he is being left or right. Maybe his point. Hope he is right.

  46. Scott Johnson

    Albert Einstein Quotes. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

  47. Cecil Wells

    thank you junior Matos, we love our country,and we also love you. I wish all
    countries loved each other.

  48. Jerry Walker

    Neil your a beautiful soul , love you

  49. Kevin KHENNOUF

    THIS IS THE END MY FRIEND BECAUSE ALL PEOPLE WANT TO BE A STAR .

  50. Frank Ch. Eigler

    This is highly offensive, and youtube should censor it.

  51. Marsh Sherrif

    that lad will last forever

  52. Bailey Jones

    Nice tune! I still can not get over "Lotta Love" you did for N. Larson!

  53. Marsh Sherrif

    its growing on me

    Marsh Sherrif

    at least you are here to comment. Don't be Denied

  54. Scoot Jockey

    Ironic?

  55. Maria Gifford

    #NONUKES #ENDFOSSILFUELS #MniWiconi Water is Life Invest/Divest Now to Renewable Clean Energy ..Infrastructure will be The New Clean Economy.. Love 4 Mother Earth and Life here.. #PrayersUp

  56. shakeAbooty88

    I hate the visuals. They show, particularly around the 2:30 mark, what a fucking plague we are.

  57. Franco Fornasari

    Simply Beautiful, Thank You Neil, Love You!!!

  58. David Orenstein

    Please add the lyrics (as subtitles) to these beautiful videos so those of us with hearing problems can "hear" what Neil is saying!

  59. andres callero ruiz

    THNKS GOD FOR MADE YOU NEIL !!!

  60. EF86

    Was taken aback by the horns a little, but the most important thing is that Neil is still doing his own thing in 2017, whether we like it or not. You've got to respect that.

  61. theonemodifier

    Kinda glad i don't have any, earth is likely to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome. Sure glad my span started a long time ago in the good old analog days, i've only got about ten years left if i live my fathers span. But who knows, maybe our corporation/ pharmaceutical rulers will catch on, that they can't drink or eat money.

  62. Ne0 0Ne

    needs about 5 more layers and the lyrics try way to hard to be deep.

  63. Michael Cano

    Yo wtf this one kid went to every hate comment and said this is for my freedom or some shit like that lmao 😂

  64. Surprise dick grab

    I love Trump's America.

  65. Klaus Reuther

    Thanx for a new powerful song and all the others you made all the years ago! And go on your way in good health and creativity.

  66. Barstool Blues

    This is just awful...release archives 2 already.

  67. Marsh Sherrif

    Canada?

  68. Nate D

    long live Neil

  69. Canesugar ishealthier

    Where did my comment go? I had about 300 likes on that one...is the channel getting manipulated or did someone official just remove my comment??

  70. warren jones

    LOVE THIS!! LONG MAY YOU RUN NEIL ! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. No More PC

    I liked him in the 70s and 80s.

  72. terrybriody

    Resist ANTIFA the real fascists.

  73. cleft turnip

    I'm being manipulated but its ok

  74. SuperJasonGold

    WTF happened to Neal Young ?? Lol

  75. Douk Newcomb

    Like all great songs... this just gets better and better

  76. Sanni Shimmer

    говно

  77. Bear H

    I'm with the side of "great cause... not a great song"  from my point of view.   Neil doesn't produce chart topping hits with every song.... nor should he... music is such a personal "thing"  doesn't crank my motor.

  78. andy e

    jew boy

  79. John Betbabanta

    Well I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around anyhow

  80. sfdungeon

    Lots of over-qualified critics here ...

  81. roger murray

    Sounds like Morrissey in mortal combat with a red state high school marching band , a muddle of unlistenable bullshit from start to finish. Better to burn out and retire, dude.

  82. Mr Hollywood

    money ha water and food is  for  the flash  just as money .  The spirit need's  Wisdom.

  83. Jose Escoda

    Merci Monsieur Neil Young
    Bonne route pour les enfants du destin
    Rockin' in the free world
    José from Earth

  84. mjdosz

    Nice lyrics, and I am feeling the tune, Neil!

  85. RJ Ryan

    Great song, still like TRUMPO

  86. Patrick Villers

    you milleninial pieces of puke ..... your our fucking future!!!!!, listen to the lyrics you fucking brain dead zombies it's about enslavement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Jcob

    Awesome. AMERICA!

  88. Marsh Sherrif

    so glad NY did not take up acting

  89. Marsh Sherrif

    i think i have gottit now. 64 wot do eye no

  90. Sarah Danielle

    Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Children of Destiny -- Neil Young is truly a man who has many screws loose between his ears ! Yes indeed today's children are laying the groundwork for civilization as it will be in the near future ! The Human Race is going to have to drown in all the Evil that is being brought about ! Neil Young is absolutely crazy in thinking that the real world as well as a true Heart of Gold can be found in the knowledge revealed in this world ! In fact it is 'Southern Man" that represents the real world and it is the "Good Book" that truly shows the way of the Good ! The Christian Bible is a truly Transcendental book and it is only through the experience found in Heaven that one can come into the knowledge of Reality ! The lighting of the Southern Cross is the Light of God and Confederacy ! Best Wishes -- Joseph Stefurak

  91. the0rangekind

    this is embarrassingly awful. rip neil young

  92. Rich Hansen

    it's alright now Neil, we've learned our lesson well, if you can't please everyone you've got to please yourself.

  93. Egg's Aunt Ada.

    Love Neil Young, but hate the patriotic imagery here.

  94. Bennett Davidson

    NEIL IS CANADIAN??!???!? COME ON!

  95. Inspector711

    Get back with crazy horse

  96. Earl Stone

    If you think Neil has sold out I suggest you View NEIL YOUNG: DON'T BE DENIED (Fantastic Documentary with Buffalo, CSNY and Crazy Horse)
    RollingStones50yrs
    Always been a man that stood for what he think is right. I think this is a great video .