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.
The latest song-place added is On August 16, 1969, Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham, London, provided the stage for a strange scene. Garish puppets pranced in their strings to the manipulations of invisible hands, playing out psychedelic versions of children’s tales while the smells of incense and marijuana wafted through the crowd of British teens swaying on the lawn to an eclectic mix of rock and roll, blues, and folk. Some of the attendees had hitchhiked a couple days just to make the event. Others had simply... Memory Of A Free Festival - David Bowie | Place: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham, London [read more]
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The latest comment is posted by The lyrics of this song have spoken to me, loudly, since the album was released. I never really understood why, but after reading your interpretation set forth above, it's much clearer to me now. I also lived away from family and friends for many years. And although it was of my choosing, and even though I had good friends where I was, I always had a longing for the family and friends that I left back in my hometown, my home state. Similarly, there are a couple of "big loves" in my past that I have longed for as well. And, now that I've come full circle and I'm living back in my home state, with my family, I find that most of my friends have moved on, or have their own lives, and I realize my longing is for the friendships that we had in the past. Unfortunately I too need a raincoat to protect me from my bouts of depression. Thank you for your interpretation of this song. Stephen Carter from Frankenmuth, MI about Raining in Baltimore - Counting Crows | Place: Baltimore, Maryland