Crosby still and Nash - TEACH YOUR CHILDREN

First performance: 13/10/1986


Coverinfo

 
Bruce played the song only once during Neil Young’s and Pegi Young's first Bridge School Benefit concert. Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. Acoustic show accompanied by Nils Lofgren and Danny Federici. "Teach Your Children" features all of the evening's performers: Young, along with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash; Nils Lofgren, Don Henley, along with J.D. Souther; Tom Petty; and comedian Robin Williams. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Teach Your Children" is a song by Graham Nash. Although it was written when Nash was a member of the Hollies, it was never recorded by that group in studio (a live recording does exist),
First appeared on the album Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released in 1970. Nash, who is also a photographer and collector of photographs, has stated in an interview that the immediate inspiration for the song came from a famous photograph by Diane Arbus, "Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park." The image, which depicts a child with an angry expression holding the toy weapon, prompted Nash to reflect on the societal implications of messages given to children about war and other issues.
 
 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

 
Bruce and Neil Young played together on a couple of occasions. ( 8 times ) . 
 
2013-02-08 Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA 
2004-10-05 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
1995-10-28 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
1994-10-20 Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY
1989-06-14 Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
1988-01-20 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY
1986-10-13 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
1985-03-22 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia 
 
Neil Youg was also there at the MusiCares Person of the year 2013 when Bruce was honored. Bruce was tributed by Young and among others.
 

Lyrics

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well, their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick's the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well, their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick's the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.