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Songs The Musicians Are Singing About Themselves

Rock 'n' Roll Band

Boston

 

Well, we were just another band out of Boston
On the road and tryin' to make ends meet
Playin' all the bars, sleepin' in our cars
And we practiced right on out in the street
No, we didn't have much money
We barely made enough to survive
But when we got up on stage and got ready to play,

people came alive

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Them Heavy People (Kate Bush)

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Gold and Braid (Stevie Nicks)

 

 

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Going Home (Leonard Cohen)

 

 “I love to speak with Leonard / He’s a sportsman and a shepherd / He’s a lazy **bleep** / Living in a suit.” 

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True (Concrete Blonde)

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When the Angels Fall (Sting)

 

A song Sting wrote about his father's death; he uses 2nd person to refer to himself.  

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Never without You (Ringo)

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True (Concrete Blonde)

 

"And if I had the choice I'd take the voice I got
Cause it was hard to find.
You know I've come too far to wind up right back where I started."

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My Hometown-Bruce Springsteen

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We're an American Band (Grand Funk Railroad)

 

from Wikipedia: " Brewer's lyrics are somewhat autobiographical, detailing the band's recent tour and their energetic live performances."

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Hey! Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley

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Garden Party:  Rick Nelson

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Teenage Idol: Rick Nelson

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Life’s Been Good: Joe Walsh

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Autograph (John Denver)

This is my autograph
Here in the songs that I sing

 

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Creeque Alley: Mamas & Papas

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Rehab - Amy Winehouse

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The Chain    The Mac

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Hard days night   Fab 4️⃣

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Magic Man (Heart)

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Bitter Fingers (Elton John)

 

"I'm going on the circuit, doing all the clubs
And I really need a song, boys, to stir those workers up
And get their wives to sing it with me just like in the pubs
When I worked the good old pubs in Stepney
Could you knock a line or two together for a friend?"
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Tower of Babel (Elton John)

 

"Someone called us Babylon
Those hungry hunters
Tracking down the hours
But where were all your shoulders when we cried"
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The Captain & the Kid (Elton John)

 

from Wikipedia:  ." It is his second autobiographical album with lyricist Bernie Taupin, picking up where Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) left off. The Captain & the Kid chronicles the events in their lives over the intervening three decades."

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Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (Elton John)

 

from Wikipedia:  "Written, according to lyricist Bernie Taupin, in chronological order, Captain Fantastic is a concept album that gives an autobiographical glimpse at the struggles John (Captain Fantastic) and Taupin (the Brown Dirt Cowboy) had in the early years of their musical careers in London (from 1967 to 1969)."

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Oh Daddy (Adrian and Audie Belew)

 

"Oh daddy, when you gonna be a big star?"

"I got the suit and a pink guitar"
"Oh daddy, when you gonna break it wide open?"
"I don't know but I still keep hopin'"

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Ballad of John and Yoko    Fab 4️⃣

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Playboy Mommy (Tori Amos):  in 1996, Tori suffered a miscarriage.

 

"In my platforms I hit the floor
Fell face down
Didn't help my brain out
Then the baby came before I found
The magic how to keep her happy"

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Come Monday - Jimmy Buffet



It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.
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Coat of Many Colors (Dolly Parton)

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I’m just a singer (In a rock and roll band)

Moody Blues

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