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 Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel | Place: Parris Island, South CarolinaIf there’s one thing any of us can count on, it is Billy Joel’s uncanny ability to write memorable and poignant songs that not only get stuck in our heads, but get stuck in our hearts for years. "Goodnight Saigon," one of his few political tunes, is on that list. He wrote the lyrics as an homage to his friends who had gone to fight in Vietnam and returned home to a less than hero's welcome. In fact, he often brings veterans up on stage to sing the chorus with him when he performs it live.... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Jeff Suwak from Tacoma about Soul Kitchen - The Doors | Place: Santa Monica, CaliforniaJeffrey McMeans, let me know if you ever come Seattle way and I'll buy you a beer. Thanks for helping me get that right. I should have sleuthed deeper and not taken my source unquestioningly. You, sir, are a gentleman.