Sing! Sing a Song…

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But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs!

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?
  • Why?
  • And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?

You don’t have to restrict yourself to modern songsters, either … anyone who wants to pick Gilbert & Sullivan, for example, is just fine with me. Lerner & Loewe? Steven Sondheim? Barenaked Ladies? Fountains of Wayne? The Beatles? Anyone at all…

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the commentsβ€”or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


108 responses

  1. My first BTT this year is right here.

    Happy BTT!

  2. I love music.. this is the BTT I most enjoyed answering!
    Mine’s here.

  3. Happy thursday! Mine’shere

  4. Mine’s up here.

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. I played along, too, this week

    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. I picked a few of my favorites. You can see them heree.

  7. Here is mine!!

    Sing! Sing a Song

  8. My favorite song is one that my wife wrote me for our wedding, I write about it here:

  9. Oh, I had a good time with this one.

    Here’s mine!

  10. Love this question. I have a small rant and an answer here

  11. This was fun! Here’s my answer, complete with a video!



    Mine is a bunch of lists. I’m going to have such fun looking through other comments and finding new music!

  13. […] lyrics, John Mayer, lyrics, music, Sara Bareilles, songs, The Killers |   Let’s go Booking Through Thursday! It’s not about books, but it is about words . . . so we’ll go with that! “If […]

  14. I love blogging about my favorite artists! I have a core group I’m always chatting about.

    My post is up!

    Happy Thursday!

  15. Here’s mine!

    Green Day, Shiny Toy Guns and Muse… quite a collection. πŸ˜€

  16. Mine is up, I could have gone on and on and on but restricted myself to three πŸ™‚

  17. Hi!
    My Booking Through Thursday is posted. Brian Adams, check it out! Have a great day!!


  18. Here’s mine. Had to break out the iPod after making the list. πŸ™‚

  19. Mine is up at
    Feel free to come! Happy BTT everyone!

  20. Yeah. I like this one…

  21. Fun fun question. Interesting for me to see what I thought of first. My answer here.

  22. […] What about you? Find links to other responses here. […]

  23. Mine’s up, a little late. I had to think about this one a lot — I love music!

  24. For someone who named their blog after a favorite song, this was F U N!

    ~ nite swimming ~

  25. Enjoyed this question today. Mine is here.

  26. I really enjoyed this one! I wrote more than I ever have for a BTT! You can check it out at!_Sing_a_song….html

    and thank you for the great question!

  27. Seems like reading and music go hand in hand with so many of us. Anyway, here’s mine.

  28. My answer is up finally!

    This is the longest and most time-consuming answer I’ve ever done for BTT. Have a great Thursday everyone! πŸ™‚

  29. My post is up. Happy BTT every one!

  30. Here is my post for the week. I hope it is what you wanted.

  31. Here’s my contribution!

  32. Ok now, here it is:

    Hometown Glory

  33. Coincidentally, I was already composing a music post at my Stage and Canvas

  34. This was so much fun! Here is my post.

  35. I usually like music because of the beat, the sound of the singer’s voice, and sometimes the lyrics. I think some of my favorite lyrics belong to Jack Johnson. One of the sweetest is “Angel” :

    I’ve got an angel
    She doesn’t wear any wings
    She wears a heart that can melt my own
    She wears a smile that can make me wanna sing
    She gives me presents
    With her presence alone
    She gives me everything I could wish for
    She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home

    She could make angels
    I’ve seen it with my own eyes
    You gotta be careful when you’ve got good love
    Cause the angels will just keep on multiplying

    But you’re so busy changing the world
    Just one smile and you can change all of mine
    We share the same soul
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    We Share the same soul
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    We Share the same soul
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    Umm umm umm uhhhhhhmm

  36. My response is here, about halfway down. πŸ™‚

  37. I needed more time with this one, but I really enjoyed it – now I’m Booking Through Thursday on Monday :-).

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