I Like Songs That Tell Tales

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    Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

     An EP friend shared this 80s hit with me several months ago.  At first, I thought it was just a rip-roarin' good time.  As I listened to it a second, third...and 300th time, I see that it is a profession of unconditional unwavering love and devotion, and it definitely tells...
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    Picture

    "Picture" sung beautifully by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow tells a tale of love, as love rarely travels a straight line from love at first sight to happily ever after.  "Picture" Living my life in a slow hell different girl every night at the hotel I aint seen the sun shine in 3...
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    Cat's In The Cradle, Harry Chapin

    "Cats in the Cradle" tells a tale of a father-son relationships and was actually a poem written by Capin's wife about the relationship between her first husband and their son.  Harry turned it into a song about his son, Josh, as he says in the intro.  Chapin's only #1 hit, it...
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    A Blossom Fell

    A very simple song and a hit for Nat King Cole in 1955, well before my birth.  It has been a favorite of mine since I first heard it, around 1990.  Sad, but full of life, a song that tells a tale.  A Blossom Fell (Sung by Nat King Cole, Music and Lyrics by Howard...
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    2 Responses Jul 4, 2011

    And That Is Why

    I always loved Marty Robbins. Every one of his songs told a story.
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    Escape (the piña colada song)!

    I can't believe no one has posted this one yet!
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    Country Roads Take Me Home

    This song is more about feelings of place and belonging than it is a linear story.  Still, there is enough motion surrounding those feelings for me to say that John Denver told a tale in singing it.  Amazing to me, Bill Danoff, who wrote the song, is from Boston, and he...
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    Aug 26, 2011

    Passenger - Let Her Go This song reminds me of

    a different time...I heard it and had to post it so that I can remember it. *
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    In My Own Little Corner (cinderella)

    Brandy sings this tale of overcoming obstacles and challenges, even in circumstances completely outside her control.  In my own household, the Lesey Ann Warren version of Cinderella was played over and over.  My daughter, at about age 5, sang this song over and over from...
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    1 Response Jul 10, 2011
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