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Unread 05-02-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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There are a number of songs about people's pets. Someone even started a thread about it.


YouTube - Wildfire- Michael Martin Murphey



YouTube - Shannon Henry Gross 1976
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Unread 05-02-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Mother Russia about the guy ridiculed and exiled...Alexander(I forget last name)>>>

YouTube - **Renaissance*Mother Russia [studio 24-bit remaster]
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Unread 05-02-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The Beatles have lots that could fit into this category.

A little ditty about being a paperback writer...


YouTube - The Beatles - Paperback Writer

a nice one about a serial killer...


YouTube - The Beatles: Rock Band Maxwell's Silver Hammer Full Expert Band Gold [720p]

finally, a ballad about a broken hearted gunslinger.


YouTube - The Beatles- Rocky Racoon
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Unread 05-02-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Being an alien or visitor in another country


YouTube - Sting - Englishman in New York(Music video)
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Unread 05-02-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Speaking of aliens, here is an awesome song from The Carpenters about the subject (it is a cover, though).


YouTube - Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Enterprise
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Unread 05-02-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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YouTube - Janie's Got a Gun-Aerosmith


YouTube - Runaway - Bon Jovi
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Unread 05-02-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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The song is linked to a movie, but it was originally about wheelchair racer Rick Hansen's cross-country effort to encourage interest in spinal chord injuries. (Hence it has the line "a man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels.")


YouTube - John Parr St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - Orginal Music Video

So long Frank Lloyd Wright by Simon & Garfunkel. Granted the song I think is actually about duo breaking up.


YouTube - So Long,Frank Lloyd Wright

Vincent, the classic song about Vincent Van Gogh.


YouTube - Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Don McLean
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Unread 05-02-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: NSW, Australia
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This song was about a girl who went on a killing spree in her school with a gun. When she was asked why she did it she said "I don't like Mondays". Bob Geldof obviously thought it was a good idea for a song, I guess he was right, it was their biggest hit I think.

Here is a link to the story I Don't Like Mondays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


YouTube - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
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Unread 05-03-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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The Day American Pie/The Music Died by Don McLean, was written about the plane crash and deaths of Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and J.P. Big Bopper Richardson along with the pilot. American Pie was always controversial for the people said to be represented in the song.


Notable references are based on interpretations of the song by Bob Dearborn and Jim Fann.
YouTube - Don McLean - American Pie Lyrics
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Unread 05-03-2010, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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YouTube - Chicago- 25 or 6 to 4
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