Booking Through Thursday

booking3 But enough about books…Other things have words, too, right? Like…songs!

If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.

So, today’s question?

  • What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
  • Why?
  • And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?

You don’t have to restrict yourself to modern songsters, either … anyone who wants to pick Gilbert & Sullivan, for example, is just fine with me. Lerner & Loewe? Steven Sondheim? Barenaked Ladies? Fountains of Wayne? The Beatles? Anyone at all…

The lyrics to a lot of They Might Be Giants‘ songs just make me smile, whether they are educating me about the sun or talking about Istanbul. And the tunes that go along with them are upbeat and have a tendency to get stuck in my head.

What about you? Find links to other responses here.

5 Comments

  1. Too funny! My husband came in from work one night this week singing “Not too put to fine a point on it …” it was playing on his commute home. I hadn’t heard that song on air for ages (granted, my car is full of kids’ CDs these days!)

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