Tag Archives: Song

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas has long been one of my favorite holiday songs. It’s just so much fun to sing. I remember as a kid in church singing it, and all the kids were really leaning into the “sh” in wish and “s” in Christmas, “We wisssshhhh you a merry Chrisssstmas!” We were […]

For the Glory

This is my ninth story for the 12 stories in 12 months challenge. This month’s prompt was “For the glory,” and the word count was 1,250. As usual, I came in slightly below the word count, so I had to add some padding. Otherwise this month went pretty smoothly. Let me know what you think. […]

The Many and the Few

The Many and the Few is a Woody Guthrie song that tells the Chanukkah story. It has been covered by The Klezmatics. It is also a great reminder of how different a song can be when it’s done by different artists. The arrangements are different, but seemingly not that different. Woody Guthrie performs the song […]

Go Johnny, Go!

It’s rare to be able to point to someone as definitively the best at anything.  Chuck Berry is the greatest of all time when it comes to Rock and Roll.  When you look at his body of work, it’s staggering.  It’s not just that he had a lot of good songs.  He had a lot […]

The Most Ridiculous Lyrics

I’m of the general opinion that song lyrics don’t matter.  A song is good or bad because of the music.  If I want poetry, I’ll get a book of poems.  Songs are all about the melody, rhythm and harmony.  That being said, it can be enjoyable to notice the lyrics.  Good lyrics can elevate an […]

The Saddest Song

Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Puff the Magic Dragon” is the saddest song.  It’s a wonderful song, but it is just so sad.  If sad songs really say so much, it says more than any other song. I’m not sure when I realized just how sad the song is.  It’s a song I’ve known my whole […]

I Wish It Would Rain

I heard “I Wish It Would Rain” by the Temptations at the cafeteria at work today.  It is a truly spectacular song. If you have three minutes, I can think of no better way to spend it.  When it was playing, I couldn’t help but think how well everything works.  The performance and the arrangement […]