Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Joni Mitchell and Stephen Stills, a bandmate of Neil Young's, breakup was the inspiration for this song
artist: Neil Young
songwriter: Neil Young
date released: 1970 by Neil Young
Neil Young supposedly wrote this song for his former bandmember, Graham Nash (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), who had recently broken up with his girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. Its simple lyrics obfuscate its considerable attention to detail in the orchestration of instruments.