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 Mountains of Burma - Midnight Oil | Place: Burma (Myanmar)The Australian band Midnight Oil is well-known for its social and political lyrics. In fact, lead singer Peter Garrett was heavily involved in his own politics during and following the band’s tenure. 1990’s album Blue Sky Mining is no exception to this tradition. Song after song speaks about the travesties against humanity perpetrated by a variety of villains. Full of catchy and poignant tunes, the album is a veritable masterpiece of social anthems.

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The latest comment is posted by Chris from Ann Arbor, Michigan about Helpless - Neil Young | Place: Omemee, Ontario, CanadaNicely done! Your research puts Neil's writing of Helpless at an earlier date than Dylan's Knockin on heaven's door. Thanks for revealing some history of the song and of Neil himself. Love that reedy voice in this song -- its affect is indescribable.