Help Me Find The Words, They Mean Nothing!
May 1, 2009 8:11 AM Subscribe
SongFilter: My Superintendent Father-in-Law is putting together a program for his school's "Right to Read" Week and asked if I could help come up with some songs that incorporate "Words". I've come up with some, but I need some more help!
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith to media & arts (31 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Here is the email he sent me:
We're putting together a program at one of our schools during "Right to Read" week and want to have a one of our district performers play/sing covers of songs about WORDS!
So far, the list is pretty thin, including "Words," by the Bee Gees, "Across the Universe," by the Beatles, and "Conjunction Junction," we believe by Rockapella.
So if you have any 'Word" songs that come to mind from the last 2 1/2 decades and feel so inclined, let us know!
This is the list I sent him so far (just from searching my iTunes Library)
-"The Word" The Beatles (Rubber Soul)
-"Words" Guillemots (Red)
-"Words" Doves (The Last Broadcast)
-"All My Little Words" The Magnetic Fields (69 Love Songs Disc 1)
-"No Words" Neil Diamond
-"Land of a Thousand Words" Scissor Sisters (Ta-Dah)
-All of "Here Come the ABC's" by They Might Be Giants
-"Please Read the Letter" Robert Plant/Alison Krause (Raising Sand)
-"Put the Book Back on the Shelf" Belle and Sebastian (Push Barman to Open Old Wounds)
-"Wrapped Up In Books" Belle and Sebastian (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
-"Picture Book" The Kinks
-"The Book I Write" Spoon (Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack)
-"Open Book" Cake (Fashion Nugget)
-"A Book Unfinished" Iron and Wine
-"You Could Write a Book" Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (Pershing)
-"Six and Seven Books" Toots and the Maytals (Reggae Got Soul)
Since this is for a school function, language is a factor, but otherwise, what songs does the Hive Mind know that deal with words, reading, letters, and all things literary?