The Needle and the Damage Done
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cover song by Duran Duran
Released 13 March 1995
Recorded 1992-94
Genre Folk rock
Length 2:03 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer Neil Young
Producer(s) Duran Duran
John Jones
Duran Duran

"The Needle and the Damage Done" is a cover song by Duran Duran, released as one of several B-side tracks to their single "Perfect Day" by Capitol-EMI on 13 March 1995.

About the songEdit

The song was originally written and recorded by Neil Young. It was first was recorded live and appeared on Young's Harvest album, released in 1972.

"The Needle and the Damage Done" chronicles the story of Young's bandmate Danny Whitten, who descended into and eventual died from his heroin addiction.

Duran Duran's version was recorded during sessions for the album Thank You, but wasn't included on the final version.


Duran Duran are:


I caught you knockin' at my cellar door
I love you, baby, can I have some more?
Ooh, ooh, the damage done

I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk blood to keep from running out

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's like a settin' sun

See alsoEdit

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