Stories told in music
Here I am, listening to the album ‘Mercy Falls’ by Seventh Wonder, and all I can say is that every song continues to tell this story in the most beautiful and moving way imaginable…
Basically, it’s about a man who’s in a coma because of a car accident, and while unconscious, his mind built a whole town called Mercy Falls – “Quiet peaceful scene of chaos”. Also, there are parts when the songs take us to the hospital where his wife and son are visiting him, and the doctors trying to wake him up.
I won’t tell anything besides this, as it would ruin the whole experience.
If you have a favourite story that’s told in music, feel free to share it with us :)
Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin
Hotel California by The Eagles.
@sirensetmefree, at tin man, where it stops, if you start a perfect circle, mer de noms, it finishes it.
Ive only done it once, but I came to me on a trip. Tried it, and it does. The first song “the hollow”, the tin man is a hollow man, no heart, I believe there is a zen proverb pertaining to the hollow. How can you be filled with anything if you are not empty?
Judith is played where the wicked witch gets all evil on tracking down dorothy. It was a revelation to me. I remember getting all so excited. Dan my man still thinks it was mostly a drug induced correlation, I say those are the best ones. Free your head!
I feel like a broken record posting this again (I must have mentioned it on three threads by now!) but here goes:
The album “Hospice” by The Antlers. It tells the story of an emotionally abusive relationship the singer was in, told through the allegory of a hospice patient and a worker. It is by far and away the most emotionally destructive piece of music (or any other art form, for that matter) that I have ever witnessed. Every time I listen it affects me a little more. Highly recommended.
And in case you’ve seen me plug this album before, yes, I do indeed listen to other music :p
Strangely enough, one that works very well for me is actually a comedy routine.
Arizona Bay by none other than Bill Hicks is partially set to music which is in the background and then there are also musical breaks in between the different sections. VERY well done and I wish more comedy routines were more like it. That man was a real pioneer in so many things, it’s so sad he had to leave us so soon.
@thelaughingfool, Bohemian rhapsody tells a great story, but I think it is a little more about the death of his previous self, and the beginning of new honesty and his fears and problems of actually taking that step and living a more bohemian, wild, lifestyle.
Fuck You Lucy- Atmosphere
*The first time my heart was broken…this was the emphatic and poetic voice in my ear. A lot of his stuff has helped me understand a lot about men, and different people. You can feel the emotion in his tongue.
The Cave- Mumford&Sons
*Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, modernized, and put to very fitting instrumental. Phenomenal.