Music

Private Radio (Billy Bob Thornton)

Private Radio (Billy Bob Thornton)

Oscar-winning actor/director/writer/musician Billy Bob Thornton was raised in Arkansas by his high school basketball coach father and psychic mother. After hitting it big in Hollywood, Thornton decided to return to […]

Fire And Rain (James Taylor)

Fire And Rain (James Taylor)

This song is supposed to be about the high and low points of Taylor’s life. He was only 20 when he wrote this, but was battling depression and drug addiction. […]

Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)

Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)

“The Sound of Silence” is the song that propelled the 1960s folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel to popularity. It was written by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the […]

Fidelity (Regina Spektor)

Fidelity (Regina Spektor)

A Russian-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered on New York City’s East Village. Excerpt from song: I never loved nobody fully Always […]

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

The song’s lyrics encompass writer Roger Waters’s feelings of alienation from other people and himself, as well as disillusionment with music. Like most of the album, it also refers to […]

Refuge (Tom Petty)

Refuge (Tom Petty)

This was a reaction to the pressures of the music business. I wound up in a huge row with the record company …. I was so angry with the whole […]

Vincent (Don McLean)

Vincent (Don McLean)

Written as a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night. The song describes […]

Voices (2007)

Voices (2007)

This song was especially written to acknowledge and celebrate the experience of people who hear voices. Lyrics of song: We, We are abused now You don´t seem to understand Modern […]

And The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)

And The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)

The song is said to have been inspired when Hendrix and his then girlfriend had an argument; after she stormed out of their apartment. Excerpt from song: After all the […]

Blue Pastures (James)

Blue Pastures (James)

Track 11, Whiplash; Mercury Records I wrote one lyric about a guy going to commit suicide by going on his favorite walk and lying down in the snow and allowing […]

Sit Down (James)

Sit Down (James)

Sit Down (1989) “Sit Down” is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. The songs lyrics were written as a thank you […]

The Boys of Summer (Don Henley)

The Boys of Summer (Don Henley)

This is about looking back on a past relationship and wanting your ex back — wanting to return to what you had. The first verse depicts how the writer is […]

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Excerpt from song: I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind There was something so pleasant about that place. Even your emotions have an echo In […]

Salva Mea (Faithless)

Salva Mea (Faithless)

“Salva Mea (Save Me)” is a song recorded by British dance group Faithless. It was released in 1995 , the album version is more than ten minutes long and contains […]

You're The Voice (John Farnham)

You’re The Voice (John Farnham)

An English-born Australian pop singer. Domestically he has remained one of Australia’s best-known performers over a career spanning 40 years. Farnham took a break in the mid 1980´s and turned […]