Ten Favorite Days of the Week Songs: A Month of Sundays (#7)

@FourWalls (8846)
United States
March 8, 2017 8:00pm CST
Here's another song that has the name of a day in the title. This series doesn't include Saturday, because I've already taken care of my ten favorite Saturday songs. As I mentioned earlier, a lot of these are "Sunday" songs. What can I say -- as Dave Edmunds said, here comes the weekend! And here comes the next song. #7: A Month of Sundays - Don Henley Originally released only as the B-side to "The Boys of Summer," this song is the total antithesis of that mega hit. This is a quiet song, told by the perspective of an older man who "used to work for Harvester" and "quit the plant back in '57" to take up farming. Told in almost a rambling, novel-like manner, Henley's song tells of the plight of the small family farm. By extension, he also takes aim at the greater problem with the U.S. that we have now seen come to fruition: "folks these days just don't do nothin' simply for the love of it." This isn't a happy, sing-along tune. Henley didn't intend it to be that way. It hits between the eyes, telling the story of what's happening to the independent farmer and, by extension, the rest of the country. Most significantly, it's more observation than "preachy politics" that's clouded a lot of his later work. A Month of Sundays Written by Don Henley Recorded by Don Henley Released as the B-side of "The Boys of Summer," 1984 (Subsequently released on the CD version of Building the Perfect Beast) I sit here in the shadow of suburbia:
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America A Month Of Sundays · Don Henley · David Paich Building The Perfect Beast ? 1984 Geffen Records Aut...
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@JohnRoberts (35906)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Mar
This is technically sneaking in the Eagles!
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@FourWalls (8846)
• United States
9 Mar
They were in the train countdown. I never sneak them in, it's full-blown fanfare!!!
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@teamfreak16 (33428)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Mar
Shades of Farm Aid?
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@FourWalls (8846)
• United States
9 Mar
He did this at the second Farm Aid in 1985. There used to be a video of it on Y'all Tube but Henley's lawyers saw it..... (And we all know lawyers dwell on small details....)
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