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@John&Pamela | Reviewer: Emily | 12/1/11
Thanks John, I agree. Each generation has to learn from the next, but respect the past. This song explains it all. It instills hope and inspires us to accept change, which isn't always easy. Our youth today is more connected than anyone in the 1960's could fathom. We have so many tools on hand that make it capable to unite and make our voices heard. But if we don't even try to fight this battle we don't deserve to get back what is owed to us.
@Pamela, 11.12.11 | Reviewer: John | 11/25/11
Pamela, I respectfully disagree. Your generation had its marches and its changes, and I understand that ours feel different. They ought to. We're a different generation and we live in a different world. What worked (or really, didn't work) for your generation won't work for ours.
Please, before you judge your children's generation, listen to this song again. "And you, of tender years can't know the fears that your elders grew by/ And so please help them with your years, 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 picked, the one you're known by."
This is the dream that we are known by. The dream of American equality sort of fizzled out over the last eighty years; Reagan sold it and the Democrats allowed it to be sold. We want it back, please, and if you think we want handouts then you aren't paying attention. We want the dignity that you grew up enjoying; we want the social safety net promised to us by the New Deal and the Great Society, which the Republicans have gutted and which you, our parents, have let them gut by voting for them.
Are we angry at you? A little bit, to be honest, because those of us who know our history don't understand you a generation like yours let people take away benefits that belong to us all. We would like them back, and we would like your help in getting them back.
I love the song | Reviewer: Pamela | 11/12/11
I have always loved this song, but I feel that it is NOT an anthem for the "Occupiers"! I marched along with the best of 'em in the 1960's and '70's, but we had a purpose. These children, losers, and criminals are riding on hand-outs and no central statement. Why C&N would get behind them is dubitable (DOUBTFUL), but my guess is a promo for a tour. SAD, but probable. LOVE C&N and C,S,N,and Y&S,and C.S,N,&Y, saw them all! So take that!
Recent Concert | Reviewer: Ron | 9/14/10
Last Satuday night 09/11/2010 I attended a Crosby, Stills & Nash concert at the Palace Theatre in Louisville Kentucky .
They were great and the audience went crazy when they played teach your children. Stills continues to be one of the best musicians ever!
I'm 62 years old now with four grandchildren and wish they could have been with me there at the concert.
Good message........... | Reviewer: Rico | 3/15/10
As I am a parent of four girls, this song has so much truth to it........we teach our children the best we can and they do the same with us.......it is a true testament of love between parent and child and vice versa. The song is a timeless treasure.
zeitlos | Reviewer: udowilly | 3/11/10
ich habe diesen song anfang der 70`er zuerst ge-
hört. und er ist heute noch immer einer der schöns-
ten songs der musikgeschichte. die,die immer meckern über diese(68èr) zeit: bitte sehr,zeigt mir einen ähnlich tollen song aus den letzten jahren!
CCN | Reviewer: paul brooks | 7/22/09
When you think of the stiff era of the 50's culture and how those parents wanted so much for their kids, they were pretty overwhelmed by the explosiveness of the 60's. "Why this?", "why that?", "old enough to go to War" and "I've got a say." Now the kids of the 60's are becoming parents with 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. Also practice what you preach and teach your children well.
Igloo Inn | Reviewer: Joe N | 6/30/09
I remember this song playing at my sisters Cafe on the juke box, it sounded so cool back then and still is, the lyrics were in the mist then. I was trying to be cool like all the older generation that was wearing thier uncombed hair with thier jeans full of patches and this song just gave all the younger generation a lift to be who they are and who we are today. I feel that we are the normal ones then and now...
95 years good | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/5/09
I am rewriting this song's lyrics for my 95 year old aunt's funeral this week for her 5 remaining out of 7 children. Such a powerful love song for any generation... Thanks to CSN for their inspiration.
Great Era | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/4/09
I remember the first time I heard this song. I thought it was so cool. I tried to sing it but I didn't know the words, and was high as a kite.
Oh the good ole days when weed was great, and love was free.
it scares me. | Reviewer: EJM | 6/1/09
my father played this in the car while he was driving me to Durango juvenile detention in arizona. it was when I first heard this song, when I first had a warrant for my arrest. and it takes me back to that nervewrecking car ride.
Teach Your Children | Reviewer: Rob | 2/6/09
I first heard this wonderful song at a family party some Forty years ago when it was played as one of the tunes that night.
However it was not until a few years later when I saw a film caled Melody, which featured it in the closing credits that I remembered how great a song it is, and that even more years later it is part of my collection of driving songs and it is played every day.
Timeless | Reviewer: Kevin R. Carr | 6/21/08
I first heard this song on the live, Four Way Street album, when I was in about 7th grade. There was something about the song that I thought was special, even beyond the fact that it sounded good. As I grew older, it became even more meaningful as I began to understand more deeply what Mr. Nash was writing about, both politically and personally. It became almost a theme song when I had children of my own and watched them grow and become individuals with hopes and dreams.
I was just recently reading in a political forum, observing interactions between Boomers and a 30-something, and I realised that we've come full circle, as people, as parents, and politically as well. The song is as relevant as ever, and I do believe it can now be counted among those that are truly timeless in appeal and message.
And, whether in the live or the studio recording, the melody and harmonies are still achingly beautiful and poignant.
These were the blackbirds singing in the dead of night. | Reviewer: George Mitchell | 7/23/06
When I think of CSN I'm reminded of that part of the 60's which for many of us was the spirit of celebration.
The very first supergroup realizes it's potential.
How could any band born at the Woodstock Festival be anything but magic?
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