I have a weakness for songs with stories in them. (I'd use the word ballad, but I'm not sure the encompasses everything.) Some of my favorites are about vengeance. Examples: The Decemberists' long pursuit of vengeance in "The Mariner's Revenge Song", Gillian Welch's short, instant vengeance in "Caleb Meyer".

Now I have a new one to add to the list. A mysterious, full throttled rocker from TWRP and The Protomen: "Phantom Racer". I particularly enjoy the chorus.

twrp.bandcamp.com/track/phanto

@cstanhope I love that decemberist song too. You like know this one already from stan rogers?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett%

@gemlog I was not familiar with that one. Listening now. Thank you!

@cstanhope Me a buddy used to sing it down at the pub.
Crap voices though - we weren't popular when we got that drunk ;-)
It didn't help that in retaliation to any heckling we'd move on to
youtube.com/watch?v=TVY8LoM47x

@cstanhope I have rather broad musical tastes and I'm not sure if I'm stretching yours, but this poem put to music and singing comes to mind as well:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady

youtube.com/watch?v=u5uHAcc1DT

@gemlog Oh yes! I have listened to that many times, but I have packed away my music for over a decade, and I have forgotten much of what I had. Thank you for the reminder! I haven't heard Lorenna McKennitt in too long. :)

@cstanhope You're very welcome.
Also, you're safe from further posts on the topic now, because nothing else comes to mind.
There are other stan rogers songs you may like and you'll find them on your own I'm sure.
You must know this one though:
youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2

@gemlog Yes, I know and like that one. It came to mind while I was listening to Stan Rogers. :)

@gemlog I was in the middle of my work day, so I couldn't contribute back. I'll just suggest this one and leave you in peace as well. Marty Robbins "El Paso". You've probably heard it before, but I've loved this song since I heard it as a child. m.youtube.com/watch?v=-zBzZJd-

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I remember that album cover and that song from when I was about 5-6 years old.
Holy fsck.
Wow.
Thank you.

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