Don't Bring Me Down (Castles Burning). This song is by Manfred Mann's Earth Band and appears on the box set Odds & Sods: Mis-takes & Out-takes (2005). This song is a cover of "Don't Let It Bring You Down" by Neil Young. Old man lying by the side of the roadWith the lorries rolling byBlue moon sinking from the weight of the loadAnd the buildings scrape the skyCold winds rushing down the alley at dawnAnd the morning paper fliesDead man lying by the side of the roadWith the daylight in his eyes.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Odds & Sods Album Lyrics. 2. Ashes To the Wind. 3. Blinded By the Light. Davy's On the Road Again. 5. Don't Bring Me Down (Castles Burning). 6. For You. 7. I Who Have Nothing.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band is a British progressive rock group formed by South African musician Manfred Mann. The band's hits include covers of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light" and "Spirit In The Night", "Davy's on the Road Again", and "Runner". Forming in 1971 and despite a short hiatus in the late 80's/early 90's, the Earth Band has continued to perform and tour through the present.
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The song is a live recording and a cover version of Neil Young's 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' from the album After The Gold Rush. The file properties list just Manfred Mann as artist but the recording is a Manfred Mann's Earth Band performance, easily to be noticed by the two vocalists Mick Rogers and Noel McCalla. As well the song is part of their live concerts for several years now. However it was never released on an album but is available on a box set called 'Odds & Sods' in a different live version. The file properties also mention the song would be from an album with the title "Live & Plains", which was not available when this file was released.