The Rolling Stones—You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Submitted by Russ A. By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio If there was a Song Lyrics Hall of Fame, this one would probably be engraved on the front door. Released in 1969 the turbulent themes of the decade — war, politics and drugs brought about a new reality. The...

Bob Dylan—The Times They Are A-Changin’

Submitted by Nancy K. of Reston, Va.   By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio   In honor of the final week of programming for the Late Show with David Letterman and a rare TV performance by Bob Dylan who’s words ring as true today if not more so than they...

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio   By the time Livgren became an Evangelical Christian in 1980, he had already been soul searching for many years. Wayward Son is a reflection of his quest to find a deeper meaning. Always a personal favorite, the opening...

Bob Seger—Against The Wind

Submitted by John Friedman of Annandale, Va.   By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio   Ironically, the featured lyric of this song was one Seger debated whether or not to keep. Citing it as grammatically awkward it just bothered him. But now years later used...

Harry Chapin—Flowers Are Red

Submitted by Nancy K. of Reston, Va.   By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio   In the summer of 1977 I was interning on Capitol Hill for the Congressman from my home district in New York. Harry had lived and attended college in my home district and paid a...

Billy Joel—I’ve Loved These Days

Submitted by John Friedman of Annandale, Va.   By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio   Vintage Billy Joel in a 1976 farewell to life in the fast lane. A tribute to the high life of caviar, silken robes, fine wine and cocaine. An enjoyable but excessive...