It could be where you grew up, where you always wanted to go, or just a quirky spot you came across in your travels. If you write songs, there's a good chance one of these alluring locations gave you a shot of inspiration. These are the stories about the places behind the songs, and how they got there. Click on the map - you might be in a Song Place right now.

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The latest song-place added is Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Place: SarajevoFor centuries classical composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, and others have relied on their melodies and harmonies to tell stories without the common aspect of contemporary popular music: lyrics. But sometimes, even today, a composer will slip a hidden gem of a story into a song without a single word being uttered. John Oliva of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra managed to do just that when he penned his arranged blending of "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" with "Carol of the Bells" to... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Steven Domalik from Round Lake Park, IL about King Of The Road - Roger Miller | Place: Bangor, MaineVery cool! Didn't know half this stuff. Found out i've had the lyrics wrong all my life.