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Brick – Ben Folds Five

Brick – Ben Folds Five

This has to be one of the most depressing one-hit wonders ever. And we defy you to cite a song that name-checks Christmas in a more depressing context. That context? An after-Christmas abortion for two high school kids. Seriously. The first line of the song: “6 am, day after Christmas, I throw some clothes on in the dark.” The couple is headed to the free clinic to abort their unborn child. This, my friends, is the genius and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s

Seasons in the Sun Lyrics – Terry Jacks

Seasons in the Sun Lyrics – Terry Jacks

Click to read how “Seasons in the Sun” became a one-hit wonder Seasons in the Sun lyrics Goodbye to you, my trusted friend. We’ve known each other since we’re nine or ten. Together we climbed hills or trees. Learned of love and ABC’s, skinned our hearts and skinned our knees. Goodbye my friend, it’s hard to die, when all the birds are singing in the sky, Now that the spring is in the air. Pretty girls are everywhere. When you see them I’ll be there. CHORUS We had … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks

Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks

As a little kid, I thought “Seasons in the Sun” was the saddest song ever written. It starts with these attention-grabbing lyrics: Goodbye to you/My trusted friend We’ve known each other/since we were nine or ten Together we’ve climbed hills and trees Learned of love and A-B-C’s Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees Ok, it’s a cute song about kids going away to school. Or changing elementary schools. Or leaving for summer camp. But then things suddenly take a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop