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From the movie "House of Flying Daggers", a tragic story.
Jackie first recorded this at the age of 11. Now 15, she has performed it at nearly every concert. Her rendition is nothing short of spectacular. - BobG
Final acapella line: "Your voice still echoes... In my heart".
How is this not #1? It is simple, yet complex. It is slow, yet fast. It is quiet, yet loud. And overall tells one of the best stories in any song. - Doom
Meh, not really a story. the lyrics are great but there is no distinctive storyline. - JoLeKosovo
This song has a drug reference in it - jmepa1234
One of the best songs ever written with a good story
It tells the story a defining blow to the world of music where the loss of those three musicians had a huge impact on American culture.
A great song about a sad topic - CalebMusic
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"... Every blow that laid him down and
Cut him til he cried out, in his anger, in his pain,
I am leaving, I am leaving,
But the Fighter still remains
Yes he still remains" - Billyv
I love this song
This is a awesome song! I did not know it told a story - CalebMusic
It tells a story about the French Revolution
Amazing song amazing story
How is this only number 40? It should be number one without a question! Stan also is a creative song in that it is written using growingly aggressive letters from Stan, to Eminem. It tells a story good enough to turn into a movie. - ChickenKing
There are few songs of any genre that have the deep and complex emotions. If you are really looking for a good version look for the live version it gives even more feeling.
Why in hell is this #35 this is storytelling at its finest and these people here fail to recognize it.3 Comments
I saw Gordon Lightfoot perform this live once. The creepy thing was, right at the line "and later that night when his lights went out of sight came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" there was a flash of lightning over a lake nearby. Eerie. - PetSounds
Many performers would have incorporated that intentionally as part of the show, though Gordon does/did it without flash - Billyv
This is number 1!
It sounds like opera
Not a story. - JoLeKosovo
One of the best songs ever - CalebMusic
One of the best
Aka Rising Sun Blues. Origins, writers unknown. Many versions and covers. Most popular by The Animals. - Billyv
"You see, she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
And I took off to find the sky."
-- Life takes some subtle turns and Taxi captures the melancholy.
And continued to excellence in Sequel as well - Billyv
Not really a story. - JoLeKosovo
THE BEST SONG EVER! - CalebMusic
"He was born in the summer of his twenty-seventh year, going home to a place he'd never been before. He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again, you might say he found the key to every door..."
It tells a story indeed. And one which I never get tired of. - PetSounds
"... And they say that he went crazy once and he tried to touch the sun, and he lost his hand but kept the memory."
One of the reasons I was compelled to move to and live in Colorado for awhile, - the song, not the going "crazy" part. Haven't always had too look to far for that. - Billyv
Not a story. - JoLeKosovo
Wrong album cover, but you're right that this is a great song that tells a story. - Songsta41
Jackie's voice soars as she sings of loss and hope. - BobG
One of the best songs I have ever heard in my whole life!
A great song! - CalebMusic
To Bob Dylan; about him, about the two of them, about all of Us - Billyv
Best song ever!
El Paso tells a great love story of the old west. No one can tell old western style stories like Marty Robbins.
Not a story. - JoLeKosovo
I totally fell in love with that song when I was at school. It's still fab.
Amazing song awesome
Wow. - JoLeKosovo
Immortal Technique tells this dark and realistic story of a young corrupted mind being shattered perfectly. I don't personally listen to a lot of rap, but this song does all sorts of things right.
If you haven't heard this song your missing out on a great one
Number one of course
Gives Me Chills. Great story that tells you just enough to let your imagination go crazy. It's overall a beautiful track, that puts you on the edge of your seat at the crescendo with just the delivery, on top of that the whole song unfolds like a play that you can see happening (It makes the little projector in my head play at least,) and it does so in a very poetic way. Always the awesome lyricist, Jack White may have written my favorite song of all time.
How is this not higher
Listen to this song and vote right!
One of the best story songs ever written
I agree with the other comment. It should be higher
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Top Remixes (6)
2. To Where You Are - Jackie Evancho
3. Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho
2. The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
3. There Only Was One Choice - Harry Chapin
2. A Little Bit of Everything - Dawes
3. American Pie - Don McLean
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