a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading brought to you by Deb
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?
And then pretty much anything by Duran Duran. When I hear Rio that takes me back to my teen years in the 80's which I love to reminisce about every now and then. Finally U2, because Bono is brilliant and they have a sound unique to them. I'm not sure that I could pick a favorite of theirs...Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For is a favorite though.
- Why? answered that above
- And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them? For me, yes!!
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…