Old Man: the song Beck made for the NFL commercial

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The NFL season that started on September 2022 had one more reason to trigger the buzz, and it’s not strictly related to sport: the new NFL commercial features a song that shocked many music lovers. We are talking about Old Man, an old classic in the cover version interpreted by Beck. Let’s discover more about it.

Old Man: the song Beck made for the 2022 NFL commercial

The NFL commercial released in September 2022 features the song Old Man, in the cover version interpreted by Beck. You can find the song in full streaming below.

Beck - Old Man (Audio)

Old Man is a song originally composed by Neil Young in 1972, you can find here the original version. Neil Young wrote this song for an old gentleman who took care of a ranch he purchased in 1970. As Neil Young stated:

About that time when I wrote Heart of Gold, and I was touring, I had also—just, you know, being a rich hippie for the first time—I had purchased a ranch, and I still live there today. And there was a couple living on it that were the caretakers, an old gentleman named Louis Avila and his wife Clara. And there was this old blue Jeep there, and Louis took me for a ride in this blue Jeep. He gets me up there on the top side of the place, and there’s this lake up there that fed all the pastures, and he says, “Well, tell me, how does a young man like yourself have enough money to buy a place like this?” And I said, “Well, just lucky, Louis, just real lucky.” And he said, “Well, that’s the darnedest thing I ever heard.” And I wrote this song for him.

Beck’s cover was the choice for the NFL game Chiefs vs. Buccaneers, planned on October 2, 2022. As Rolling Stone points out, that game will have “young man quarterback Patrick Mahomes and old man quarterback Tom Brady,” and that would be the reason for this musical choice.

The song’s lyrics you hear in the commercial are:

Old man, look at my life
I’m a lot like you were
Old man, look at my life
I’m a lot like you were

The song was also shared on Instagram on this post by SNF on NBC, where we can see Beck singing his cover in black and white, with the images announcing the match.

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