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 GGF (Golden Gate Fields) - Rancid | Place: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CaliforniaRancid’s "GGF (Golden Gate Fields)" is about defiance, perseverance, and guts. Unlike the band’s more overtly political songs, it’s not concerned with any particular social cause or injustice. The song focuses the eye of the microscope a lot closer than that. It’s a note of encouragement scrawled in jagged letters on crumpled notebook paper for everyone and anyone who has ever been counted out, snubbed, or serially underestimated. It’s also a warning to all those who do the counting,... [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.