Sunday Song Lyric - 2007 Index:

It's been quite a varied year for the SSL. We didn't post a lyric every week, but we seek to have done a good job of covering the waterfront this year. An index for all 2007's entries follow.

Dec. 23 - The Pogues, Fairytale of New York
Dec. 16 - N.W.A., F**k the Police
Dec. 2 - Portishead, Sour Times
Nov. 11 - Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
Oct. 28 - Fall Out Boy, I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off
Oct. 7 - John Mellencamp, Jena
Sept. 30 - Nickelback, Rockstar
Sept. 23 - Herman Hupfeld, As Time Goes By
Sept. 16 - Kate Bush, This Woman's Work
Sept. 9 - Holt Marvell, These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Sept. 2 - Nine Inch Nails, Hurt
Aug. 26 - Duke Ellington, Solitude
Aug. 19 - Alarm, Eye of the Hurricane
Aug. 12 - Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht, Solomon Song
Aug. 5 - Marcy Playground, The Vampires of New York
July 29 - Richard Adler & Jerry Ross, Rags to Riches
July 22 - Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Long Way Home
July 15 - The Cure, Jumping Someone Else's Train
July 8 - Arctic Monkeys, Teddy Picker
June 24 - White Stripes, Icky Thump
June 17 - Ricky Skaggs, Father Knows Best
June 10 - Linkin Park, What I've Done
June 3 - Genesis, Illegal Alien
May 27 - [Memorial Day Lyrics]
May 20 - Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come
May 13 - Five for Fighting (John Ondrasik), Freedom Never Cries
May 6 - Elvis Costello, Radio, Radio
April 29 - Sublime, April 29, 1992 (Miami) April 15 - Buddy De Sylva/Lew Brown, Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
April 8 - Arcade Fire, Keep the Car Running
March 25 - Bloc Party, Uniform
March 18 - Dropkick Murphys, The Dirty Glass
March 11 - Joss Whedon, Once More With Feeling
March 4 - Melissa Etheridge, I Need to Wake Up
February 25 - Randy Newman, Our Town
February 11 - Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Philadelphia Freedom
February 4 - The Clash (Paul Simonon), The Guns of Brixton
January 28 - Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah January 21 - Jay-Z, 30 Something/Minority Report/Kingdom Come
January 7 - Evanescence, Lithium

As always, I appreciate recommendations for future posts, and I appreciate all of the feedback I've received on the SSL to date.

O:K I just heard a new female country and western song called " Gunpowder and Lead". Sounds like a winner for next year......... I love it.
12.30.2007 11:24pm
JosephSlater (mail):
Some of the best lyrics in the last couple of decades, IMHO, come from the British band The Beautiful South (broke up about a year ago, started in the early 1990s, I believe), -- check out "Song for Whoever" just for a start -- and the folk/country/rock musician James McMurtry -- check out "Levelland."
12.31.2007 5:13pm
Before I make any suggestions, is there a theme or methodology behind SSL?
12.31.2007 6:01pm
Jonathan H. Adler (mail) (www):
Alligator -

No real theme. Here's the explanation I've posted before:

I select lyrics because they are topical, in the news, powerful, profound, silly, absurd, enjoyable, or just on my mind for whatever reason, and might be of interest to some readers or provoke an interesting discussion.

12.31.2007 6:29pm
JosephSlater (mail):

Maybe my favorite set of lyrics of all time: "Roads to Moscow" by Al Stewart. Check 'em out.
1.1.2008 1:12pm