Top Ten Tuesday: Songs We Wish Were Books


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Songs We Wish Were Books

We include a verse to give you an idea of how great the book would be!


I had way too much fun with this topic. It was hard to limit my list to five!

1. “Hello” by Adele

Hello, can you hear me
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

2. “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash

My daddy left home when I was three
And he didn’t leave much to ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don’t blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me “Sue.”

3. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band

Well the Devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin’ for a soul to steal
He was in a bind ’cause he was way behind
And he was willin’ to make a deal

4. “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

5. “The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks

She’s waitin’ by the window
When he pulls into the drive
She rushes out to hold him
Thankful he’s alive
But on the wind and rain
A strange new perfume blows
And the lightnin’ flashes in her eyes
And he knows that she knows
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls


1. “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

2. “The Hand That Feeds” by Nine Inch Nails

You’re keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Cause you do
What you’re told
But inside your heart it is black and it’s hollow and it’s cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

3. “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama’s homemade dress
Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through
Tangled up in blue

4. “Locked Up and Lonely” Masked Intruder

In the loneliest place on Earth
I’m locked away
Still holding on for whatever it’s worth
Just waiting for love to save the day

And they say no one gets out alive
Well I pray it isn’t true
And I wait around for somebody
Somebody like you

5. “Yearbook” by Hanson

Oh, dear Amy see you in September
Hope that you remember me next year
Hey Jamie you’ve been a great friend to me
I hope that I’ll still see you around here

‘Cause I’m looking through the yearbook then I find that empty space
No he never wrote me nothing but I can’t forget his face

Which songs do you wish were books?

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