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.