Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Change Your Mind

Composed by Neil Young

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In an album that's full of non-Crazy Horse rockers, "Change Your Mind" is one of the few that qualify as "classic Neil Young/Crazy Horse." Set against a classic minor-to-major chord progression that recalls such songs as "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand," "Change Your Mind" is one of Young's most concise efforts in this genre. Lyrically, Young's karmic tale of choices that one can make to improve one's life (most likely about quitting drugs) is positively riveting. In this song, Crazy Horse stretches out the melody and grooves to an extent that Young is allowed to freely explore his electric guitar excursions at free will, to dazzling results. Brilliant.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Sleeps With Angels 1994 Reprise 14:39