Songs that tell a story...

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Songs that tell a story...

Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 pm

Man I have not done this in a while but after looking through all 9 pages of music and listening to Marty Robbins song El Paso got me wondering if this existed. I did not see one...

I love love love songs that tell a story. Does not matter what genre of music. From Regulate from Warren G to Stagger Lee I cannot get enough.

That being said, do you have a favorite story song? Have you got one?
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby so sorry on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:49 pm

Doesn't every song tell a story?

Except maybe A Do Do Do, A Da Da Da by the Police.


EDIT: sorry, didn't mean to be a buzzkill. :?
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Seppuku on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:03 pm

Marty Robbins is the man. Really gotten into him lately.

How about Congresswoman Malinda Jackson Parker and her completely irrational mosquito obsession?

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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby so sorry on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:08 pm

Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan. Story of a drug dealer and his rise and fall. Perhaps the greatest Dan song ever.


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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:18 pm

so sorry wrote:Doesn't every song tell a story?

Except maybe A Do Do Do, A Da Da Da by the Police.


EDIT: sorry, didn't mean to be a buzzkill. :?


Not really. Some speak of love and heartache and some of happiness but not all tell a story. I am talking about the ones that are like listening to a book set to music...
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby The Vicar on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:23 pm

When it came to story telling songs, one can hardly do better than the late Harry Chapin.
A Better Place to Be or Mail Order Annie are great songs. Sure, Harry wrote Taxi. It wasn't his best, although its still pretty good.
Genesis, back in the 70/80s wrote a lot of very good story/songs. Fountain of Salmacis. Harold the Barrel.
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Postby The Vicar on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:23 pm

And I love Pyro, by the Kings of Leon.
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Ribbons on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:39 pm

A Boy Named Sue
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby papalazeru on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:49 pm

Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield.
Papa: The musical!

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DennisMM: "...Decidedly unclassy..."
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:54 pm

Smoke on the Water tells a story... a really dumb story with really bad lyrics. i combination laugh-cringe when i listen to them.
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:59 pm







Sorta...
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Bloo on Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:13 pm

Big Branch by Gangstagrass feat. Tomisa
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Fievel on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:56 am

The purpose of the band Coheed & Cambria's entire existence is to tell the lead singer's sci-fi epic The Amory Wars. If you're interested in the music, there's a lot on YouTube.
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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby Seppuku on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:41 am

Seeing as how my last song was sort of taking the piss, how about a really cool Lou Reed story put to music? Apparently he had a whole box of these somewhere... It'd be awesome to hear a whole album of 'em set to squelchy music.

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Re: Songs that tell a story...

Postby DerLanghaarige on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:41 pm

Necro bumping this thread (Hey, it was still on page 1 :D ) for the greatest story ever told in music history.

(Maybe a little NSFW, depending on your workplace.)

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