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Go Grab Your Headphones: These 5 Songs Tell The Stories We Need to Hear

Storytelling isn’t just limited to print, there are a ton of songs that eschew from standard song structure and instead lead us through a beautiful, though often-times long, story set to music. Typically these songs aren’t the ones that get the most radio plays, but they end up being some of my favorites because the songwriters have painted such a mesmerizing tale. Here are five of my favorite storytelling songs from a variety of genres!


1. Counting Crows – Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby



2. Eminem – Stan



3. Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue



4. The Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone



5. Todd Snider – Tilamook County Jail



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