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BrianY
10-03-2018, 11:36 PM
I know, there are so many amazing songs and it's impossible to pick the "best", but this one's got to be on the top 10 list. Perfect melody, perfect lyrics. Honest and simple yet deeply moving. It gets me every time...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr2IY8q687I

Gib Etheridge
10-03-2018, 11:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WJhax7Jmxs

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-04-2018, 12:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlppIdtLw5A

Jimmy W
10-04-2018, 12:55 AM
I wouldn't know where to start, but this band should get a mention.

The Beatles - A Day In The Life


https://youtu.be/usNsCeOV4GM

Ted Hoppe
10-04-2018, 02:00 AM
I love rock but this Hogie Carmichael song is what is played in heaven. Nat King Coles version is difinative.


https://youtu.be/DjU6ZjrQulc

PeterSibley
10-04-2018, 04:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mO92ll_q0k

ccmanuals
10-04-2018, 09:27 AM
I love the way Harry Chapin tells a story. This is one of his best IMHO. It's one of those rare songs that really allows you to paint a picture in your head.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qYU9b5OF8M


"It was raining hard in 'Frisco,
I needed one more fare to make my night.
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down,
She got in at the light.

Oh, where you going to, my lady blue,
It's a shame you ruined your gown in the rain.
She just looked out the window, and said
"Sixteen Parkside Lane".

Something about her was familiar
I could swear I'd seen her face before,
But she said, "I'm sure you're mistaken"
And she didn't say anything more.

It took a while, but she looked in the mirror,
And she glanced at the license for my name.
A smile seemed to come to her slowly,
It was a sad smile, just the same.
And she said, "How are you Harry?"
I said, "How are you Sue?
Through the too many miles
and the too little smiles
I still remember you."

It was somewhere in a fairy tale,
I used to take her home in my car.
We learned about love in the back of the Dodge,
The lesson hadn't gone too far.
You see, she was gonna be an actress,
And I was gonna learn to fly.
She took off to find the footlights,
And I took off to find the sky.

Oh, I've got something inside me,
To drive a princess blind.
There's a wild man, wizard,
He's hiding in me, illuminating my mind.
Oh, I've got something inside me,
Not what my life's about,
Cause I've been letting my outside tide me,
Over 'till my time, runs out.

Baby's so high that she's skying,
Yes she's flying, afraid to fall.
I'll tell you why baby's crying,
Cause she's dying, aren't we all.

There was not much more for us to talk about,
Whatever we had once was gone.
So I turned my cab into the driveway,
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns.
And she said we must get together,
But I knew it'd never be arranged.
And she handed me twenty dollars,
For a two fifty fare, she said
"Harry, keep the change."
Well another man might have been angry,
And another man might have been hurt,
But another man never would have let her go...
I stashed the bill in my shirt.

And she walked away in silence,
It's strange, how you never know,
But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for,
Such a long, long time ago.

You see, she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly.
She took off to find the footlights,
And I took off for the sky.
And here, she's acting happy,
Inside her handsome home.
And me, I'm flying in my taxi,
Taking tips, and getting stoned,
I go flying so high, when I'm stoned."