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Thread #151767   Message #3546359
Posted By: Mr Fox
06-Aug-13 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: Extreme 'goodnight songs'
Subject: RE: Extreme 'goodnight songs'
I'd still defend Sam Hall. If it is the past tense, then he is already dead when the song starts - that is pretty extreme to me!

How about 'The Oxford Girl' (The Oysterband version rather than the traditional one)? Not exactly a goodnight ballad, but at least her ghost gets to speak.......

Or perhaps 'Beyond Reason' by Redgum? A last goodnight for the whole of civilisation:

......broken flag poles once so proud
Lay scattered on the cars and homes
Of friends of ours who didn't even know
Our memories closed upon a world
That didn't see the morning
And a cold wind blew to the corners of our souls