Last week was centered around Military Awareness, so this week’s song focuses on Child Abuse Awareness. “Independence Day” tells the story of a mother who has had enough, and takes drastic measures to make sure her abuser never lays his hands on her or her daughter again. I cried the first time I saw the video. It’s still heavy, 20+ years later.
Part of the Military Awareness Month. “Sullivan” is based off of the true story of The Sullivan Five, where five brothers were lost while serving together. This event changed the way the military handles these matters, and was directly responsible for the creation of the Sole Survivor Policy in place today.
My friend, Dave, suggested this one. He has an interesting range when it comes to taste in music. I’m not going to spoil the story for you. If you don’t know the song, give it a listen and see for yourself~
Happy National Reading Day, everyone! This has to be one of my favorite holidays, ever (besides Halloween and/or Christmas). To celebrate, here’s a couple songs based off of (or inspired by) literature!
I’m not usually a fan of country music, but this song has sentimental value. Also, it’s an interesting take. Most of us think of a story as something that happens, but sometimes…it’s what might’ve happened, that is the real story. Here, Doug Stone sings the story of a man and all the ways his life might’ve gone, if he hadn’t been “Too Busy, Being in Love.”
My love for stories set to music stems from the album, “…from the ‘Hungry i’ ” by The Kingston Trio. I cannot tell you how many times I listened to that record, but I can tell you we had to replace needle at least once. This particular song…yeah, I’m not going to spoil the story. Listen and laugh.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of Frank Ocean. His voice isn’t my cup of tea, but when I started hunting for love songs, I was pointed in his direction. I picked this particular song because, not only does it drop hints at an interesting story, it also references a movie I’m pretty sure we can all agree is iconic: Forrest Gump. I just wish there was a music video to go with it…
There seems to be an argument over whether this song is telling the story from Jenny’s POV, or if it’s Frank using the imagery to talk about the man he was in love with as a youth. Personally, I have to wonder if it’s a mix between the two. Take a listen/read and tell me what you think?