When a bearded Neil Diamond made a surprise appearance at Fenway Park on Saturday, leading Red Sox fans in an emotional version of "Sweet Caroline," he stood with Boston days after the Marathon bombing and mere hours after the capture of its remaining living suspect. Now, the legendary songwriter tells Rolling Stone he's planning to pen a song inspired by the tragedy.
"I'm writing now and obviously affected by this situation in Boston, so I'm writing about it just to express myself," Diamond told the magazine.
Diamond is currently preparing for a new record, though there's no release date yet announced. However, NBCNews.com reports that the singer has the song "on fast track."
"I spent the whole day recording it and I will spend tomorrow recording it. With a little bit of help from the man upstairs, I'll have it finished by the weekend," Diamond told the website at the end of last week.
What do you think? What do you expect from the song? Do you have any lyric suggestions for Diamond? Tell us in the comments.
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