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Retirement in the mid-60’s

Flowers on the Wall (1966) I keep hearin’ you’re concerned about my happiness But all that thought you’re givin’ me is conscience I guess If I was walkin’ in your shoes, I wouldn’t worry none While you ‘n’ your friends … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Grew

Bitter Sweet Symphony In the beginning, this was a Rolling Stones’ song:   Then their manager had an instrumental version recorded with his group, the Andrew Oldham Orchestra:   That’s the version that The Verve sampled for their new song … Continue reading

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The Singular Path in a Binary World

I Walk The Line In the first few moments of waking up today, I was bombarded with two different songs, each trying to express my thought for this day. Each of the songs was valid on its own, but none … Continue reading

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Song as Autobiography II

Piece by Piece (2016) Kelly Clarkson has been a prolific songwriter since her American Idol win in 2001. As we saw before, Because of You was written about her mother. But she also had a real issue with her father: … Continue reading

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Song as Autobiography

Because of You Kelly Clarkson wrote and recorded this song in 2005. It’s been on the airwaves ever since. I always presumed it was about a romance that had gone wrong. Wrong. It was about a relationship that had gone … Continue reading

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Poetry as Semi-Autobiography

Richard Cory There are many theories as to whom Richard Cory refers. Some have suggested that two individuals who lived in Gardiner, Maine (Robinson’s home town) may have been the models for the character: Sedgewick Plummer; and Frank Anne. Some … Continue reading

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Just “Because”…

In terms of pop rivals, this was the biggest in 1964. Even Oasis and Blur couldn’t rival it. Dave Clark 5 At the beginning of their career, this song was one of their best:     The Beatles Towards the … Continue reading

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