Ten Favorite Back Songs: Sing Me Back Home (#1)
By Four Walls
December 6, 2017 8:35pm CST
It's time to back on out of here with songs that have the word "back" in the title. It's been a lot of fun, especially since my back (that inspired the theme) is feeling good (today). Here's my favorite "back" song. #1: Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard Again, no surprise, given that this song topped my list of favorite Merle Haggard songs. This song explains the power of music. Set in a prison, a condemned man wants to hear a song that will "take me away and turn back the years." We all have that one song that will do that. I remember hearing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" one day, many years after my mom had died, and at that moment it brought back a flood of memories to me, and I had to sit down and cry. I remember riding my bicycle in a rather cool, stiff breeze to the record store with Warren Zevon's "Accidentally Like a Martyr" playing in my head over and over as I went to buy the album that changed my musical life. A couple of years ago, when I went to Virginia for a concert, the memories of living in Virginia hit me like a ton of bricks as I crossed the state line listening to Robbin Thompson's "Sweet Virginia Breeze." There's always a song that'll do something to you. And that's why this song means so much to me: it details the power that a song has. Thanks for reading. Sing Me Back Home Written by Merle Haggard Recorded by Merle Haggard From Sing Me Back Home, 1967 Could I hear it once before you move along:
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When I was a kid I was forced to listen to country music by my father, merely due to the fact that he was listening to it and it was a small house or we would be in the car. I remember this song, and I didn't mind it so much. I can see why you like it.
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@FourWalls I never did like it. I don't know why. I would love to appreciate all kinds of music, but I guess I was born allergic to country music. There is one song I like with the name, "Desperados Waiting for a Train," by Jerry Jeff Walker. There is just something so sad, understanding and longing in that song. This make me understand why everyone loves country music, because if I loved all country music as much as I do this song, I would be a fan.