Some people like lyrics, some like a good melody, and some just like the cars, the cars that go boom.
I love songs that are poetic. Unusual images startle me, strange phrases or ideas help me see different perspectives, and musical language can move me as much as a beautiful melody.
What songs do you think have the best lyrics? Here are a few of my favorites:
For sheer oddity: REM’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
For fitting a whole novel into a song: Joni Mitchell’s “Song for Sharon”
For being 100% hopeful and 100% sad at the same time: Paul Simon’s “Graceland”
How about you?