The Pop Song as a short story.

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Cas Greenfield
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The Pop Song as a short story.

Post by Cas Greenfield » 13 Dec 2016, 01:41

The most skilful pop songs throughout the decades give the listener more than just a clever chord sequence and a rhyming couplet or two. Lyrics can give us fully fleshed out stories in mere moments. The Lennon and McCartney song 'Eleanor Rigby' tells us so much. 'Ode To Billie Joe' from writer Bobbie Gentry confounds explanation even today. Price with 'Raspberry Beret', Joni's 'Carey', Adele's 'Hello'...


Would love to read your about thoughts and favourite pop song short stories.

-- 14 Dec 2016, 08:51 --

I was at a concert last evening where the singer sang Jimmy Webb's 'Galveston'. A classic example of how to convey so much information and story in the fewest possible words.

...she was 21 when I left Galveston...

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Post by R-Myra » 13 Mar 2018, 10:57

Cas Greenfield wrote:
13 Dec 2016, 01:41
The most skilful pop songs throughout the decades give the listener more than just a clever chord sequence and a rhyming couplet or two. Lyrics can give us fully fleshed out stories in mere moments. The Lennon and McCartney song 'Eleanor Rigby' tells us so much. 'Ode To Billie Joe' from writer Bobbie Gentry confounds explanation even today. Price with 'Raspberry Beret', Joni's 'Carey', Adele's 'Hello'...


Would love to read your about thoughts and favourite pop song short stories.

-- 14 Dec 2016, 08:51 --

I was at a concert last evening where the singer sang Jimmy Webb's 'Galveston'. A classic example of how to convey so much information and story in the fewest possible words.

...she was 21 when I left Galveston...
I would agree with you on Hello by Adele. I was going to post this question but came across your post and I felt the urge to reply to this one.
-R

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Post by Classicsoldier » 13 Mar 2018, 13:38

The fact that music conveys short stories in a highly powerful form to the human mind is a living fact.
It drives its listener to near the heavens.
Not only that, plainly, the story appears in pictures in the eyes of the mind.

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