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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.
So, today’s question?
What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?
I like songs by Steven Sondheim especially the anything in the play Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George.
Another play with great lyrics in it's songs is Once on This Island lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
They both have songs with deep meaning and you can relate to them. They also stand the test of time. For example, Into the Woods is a lot about growing up.

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