What's the greatest story ever told in a song...?

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  • Martin
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Too many to name one. Here's a few off the top of my head

    True Story (more or less)-

    Alice's Restaurant-Arlo Gurthrie


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    Surreal Satire-

    Jesus, The Missing Years-John Prine


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    Motorcycle Song (Significance Of The Pickle) Arlo Guthrie


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    Surreal satire that's also a true story (more or less)-

    Box Of Candy & A Piece Of Fruit-Bob Gibson & Tom Paxton


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    Great "Stinkin' Chicken Song" story-

    Gallo Del Cielo-Tom Russell


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    Greatest story about being lost on the razor's edge-

    Brownsville Girl-Bob Dylan


    "We’re going all the way ’til the wheels fall off and burn"

    Great love story-

    Lies-Stan Rogers


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    Allegory (about the assassination of JFK)-

    Crucifixion-Phil Ochs


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    War Story-

    And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda-June Tabor


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    The Ballad Of Penny Evans-Steve Goodman


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  • 7 years ago


  • ?
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Michael Learns To Rock - The Actor

    Ne Yo - So Sick

    Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again

    Warren G - Regulate

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Ohhhhh, so many........

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was based on a true story.......

    A boy named Sue, by Johnny Cash was probably one of the funniest.

    Phantom 309,....... is just a great story..........

    but the saddest has to be Tears in Heaven, because it was really about his 5 year son that died.

    That has to be a horrible thing to go thru and it just breaks my heart every time I hear it.

    I can't imagine what that must be like.

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  • 7 years ago

    the greatest story ever written in a song should be the one that is most universal and less personal

    this is by my opinion because universal songs can relate to almost anyone

    the song i will not choose for u, that u have to choose by urself

  • 7 years ago

    Mary's Song

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    Terrible Things by Mayday Parade

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I love a boy called sue by Johnny Cash. It's both funny but very clever too.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    It is about the epic war 2,200 years ago when Liu Bang (the ultimate winner and founder of the Han Dynasty) and Xiang Yu fought for supremacy over the control of China.

  • 7 years ago

    this one is the best, I think, listened to many, but never heard such an amazing complement of lyrics and music: Andy Williams- love story/ where do I begin?


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    Where do I begin?

    To tell the story of how great a love can be...- just listen, you will really fall for it.Even if you are not in love, you feel it.

    the logical song- roger hodgson- it is best ever story or words told in songs:

    When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,

    a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.

    And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,

    joyfully, playfully watching me.

    But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,

    logical, responsible, practical.

    And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,

    clinical, intellectual, cynical.


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    -listen to that in rainy weather or walking in the rain, it really make sense, best lyrics devoted to rain.

    Britney Spears Toxic, until listening to this version, I did not know that it has good lyrics:P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqKZ_WIK5ms

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    Christina Aguilera's Hurt also has very touching lyrics. I would tell even more touching than music.


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    Friends- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4xjSzOX6PM

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    if you know French, listen to these:


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    -- ma femme- it is so romantic. Even if you are not in love, you feel it.


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    mon amie la rose

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I think the best story ever in a song is eminem since his story is really sad , has action in it and its truly honest i think he was the most person who had problems in his life :'(((((

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