I love lyrics that play in my mind like a film. Songs with stories that linger long after the last note sounds.
It’s Friday evening, a time to chill out with good music, company and a glass of wine. Below is a sample of story songs I happen to love. As always, please leave your own favourites in the comments.
Rock n’ Roll Dreams Come Through – Meatloaf. Haunting, beautiful, stunning. I love everything about the song and the video.
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins. Moody and a little bit scary. Love the drums towards the end.
There Were Roses – Cara Dillon. Heartbreaking.
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi. I feel like I know Tommy and Gina. Here’s an acoustic version.
Postcards – The Blizzards. This Irish band broke up a few years ago and the lead singer, Bressie, has gone solo. This is a beautiful, underrated song, and of course, Bressie is always nice to look at.
She’s in Love with the Boy – Trisha Yearwood. I first heard this in the River Phoenix & Samantha Mathis film, That Thing Called Love set in Nashville. A happy, feel good tune.
Runaway Train – Soul Asylum. It’s a dark song but reminds me of my happy childhood.
Two Beds and a Coffee Machine – Savage Garden. This Aussie band was my favourite in the late 90s/early 2000s. This song is beautiful and heart-wrenching.
I Don’t Want to Wait – Paula Cole. Dawson’s Creek memories.
So there you have my list. It’s a short one – I had to restrain myself from posting ten more. Anything here you disagree with? I love hearing from you, especially when it comes to discovering new music. Enjoy your Friday night.