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Thread #151767   Message #3546303
Posted By: Joybell
06-Aug-13 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: Extreme 'goodnight songs'
Subject: RE: Extreme 'goodnight songs'
"Sam Hall" is in the past tense -- like "Long Black Veil". "Polly on the Shore" is a farewell song like the many hundreds about dying lovers. Neither one is as extreme as the three I've mentioned. "Sally Free and Easy" is a long way from qualifying, even if sunset is close. He may change his mind anyway.
Sorry Mr Fox. Thanks for the ideas.
"He left the Road" isn't in the first person. There are millions of them.
"Never Never Land" is an interesting one. It does look like a death trip doesn't it. We don't actually know if it came about, but it might fit here.