This week's theme is songs that tell a story, and boy did I have a time selecting only five. Songs that tell a story are my favorite types of songs, but since I did have to narrow it down, here are some of my favorites, both new and old. Not surprisingly, most of them are country songs.
"Don't Cry Joni" - Conway Twitty
My friend down the street had this record on a 45 and we must have played it a thousand times hanging out in her basement as kids. I remember thinking how sad he must be that he realized he loved her too late.
"Teddy Bear" - Red Sovine
This song still brings tears to my eyes. The thought of all those good-hearted truckers lining up to take him for a ride. I thought CBs were the coolest thing as a kid and came up with all kinds of "handles" I'd use if I had one.
"I Hope They Get to Me in Time" - Darius Rucker
I love songs that not only have a story, but a message. And Darius has one of the best voices I've ever heard.
"Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood
This is such a bad ass, take no shit, woman' song! I would like to think I'd do this if I was ever in this situation, but in reality I would probably be too worried about getting arrested.
"Old City Bar" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
I thought I'd throw a little Christmas in here since it's getting to be that time. A lot of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's songs are story songs. In fact, most of their albums are one big story. If you have never seen them live, it's well worth the money.