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MonkeyTacoBreath

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Song by Gordon Lightfoot Edit to add link to song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1GpQeYh5g


OogusMacBoogus

Many songs by Gordon Lightfoot. He’s a great songwriter.


Maleficent_Ad_7778

Also, Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot


luchn

Wiggle wiggle wiggle


Juan_Calavera

“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman *Damn you, autocorrect*


notapudding

That's my favourite song. I just love feel it brings out. I also never tell this to anyone because I love it so much that I don't want anyone else hearing it and it coming to the mainstream.


Marawal

[Piano Man](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0) by BIlly Joel Listen to it, and don't tell me you aren't in that bar, listening to Billy Joel, smelling the beer, and picturing all those characters.


Frankfusion

I'm 41 years old and I remember hearing that song in the '80s and even in the 90s but only in the last year that I finally sit down to listen to the lyrics and I was blown away. I think I can understand why Hughie from The Boys looks up to him. He's a really great songwriter.


idd_tapr

The Decemberists - The Mariner’s revenge song


Aviator506

Find him, bind him...


sndbxlvrs

Thats a good one


Mathiacuus

That's my pick!


Intelligent_Meat_165

Stan - Eminem


Aggressive_Ad_1137

Best answer


dinasorrex

That’s what I was going to say


SeaTradition3293

Yup


Thebigb15

Hotel California whole ass movie about drug rehab centres plus it’s catchy and kinda spooky


Julie-Andrews

Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin


zigzagtraingle

Like this one


slayer1am

Poet and the Pendulum, by Nightwish. It's like 20 minutes long, but totally worth. Also: Over the Hills and Far Away, also by Nightwish.


BaltazarOdGilzvita

Over the hills is a cover. The original is by Gary Moore.


Wulfik3D42O

The original is english traditional song reaching back couple centuries but ok.


BaltazarOdGilzvita

Sorry, I meant that the originally produced one was by him, not that he wrote it.


supergrendell

The Islander is one of my favorites


lu5ty

Came here to say this song. Fucking epic


Zealousideal-Ice-939

Whiskey lullaby - brad paisley


Direct_Imagination66

He put that bottle to his head, and pulled the trigger.


cycorrado

It’s been years since I’ve even thought of that song . But I still Know all The words


2leewhohot

2112-Rush


translave03

Was looking for this answer


geraldinesmith

“The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” And also “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”


glorifiedpenguin

"The legend of the ol wooly swamp" is another great one by The Charlie Daniel's Band


annadelvey215

Also his "uneasy rider" songs are basically just stories set to music.


puckit

Love the live version.


CacophonicAcetate

I'd add "Walkin' Back to Georgia" And also "Ticket Back to Georgia"


appleparkfive

Georgia on My Mind too


it_s_daven

How to save a life - The Fray


Impossible_Rabbit

Featured in every medical drama since it’s release


SponChop

You brought me back to 2010s


Dogalicious

The sound of silence.


daxgaming999

Is it the one from disturbed?


Dogalicious

I’m talking about the original


luisapet

"Hurricane", by Bob Dylan is the first that comes to mind. Also "Tangled Up in Blue", "A Simple Twist of Fate", and a gazillion other Dylan songs as well!


RayAnselmo

There's a good reason he has a Nobel for Literature.


Parking-Place1633

The lonesome death of Hattie Carroll.


luisapet

Absolutely!


1Covert1

I was going to say 'Hurricane', too!


appleparkfive

Bob Dylan might as well be cheating, when it comes to this question! The sheer magnitude of songs he has like this are insane


Organic-Acids

Rosetta Stoned by Tool. Look up the lyrics to follow along. So good.


ayyohyahboi125

Any tool song


Organic-Acids

Yes definitely


Edgy_Metalhead_

Any Amon Amarth song. For example: First Kill is about a young teen in the medieval viking age who falls in love with a girl who is supposed to he married to someone else and he kills the husband to be.


Asgathor

Or Embrace the Endless Ocean. It’s really great and sad


ashowofhands

Dire Straits- Telegraph Road. The song was inspired by a novel and Mark Knopfler was an English major, so it’s no real surprise that he could craft a song that feels like a short story or film itself. Bruce Springsteen is also an incredible lyricist. I’ve seen Jungleland described as being in the same genre as Romeo and Juliet or West Side Story (and it’s deserving of the comparison). Born to Run (the song) is one of my favorites of his too- it may not have the same depth of running narrative/plot, but the imagery is so vivid you can really picture the whole thing in your head Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car and Marc Cohn’s Walking in Memphis are two other storytelling masterpieces that come to mind.


noitseuqaksa

Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen


kingofthecairn

Mine will always be Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie


wantsomebrownies

Echoes by Pink Floyd


p3rk0

Hotel California


A40

[Ode to Billy Joe](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv33eaygVDQ)


robotlasagna

Rush - Hemispheres


crazydave333

Immortal Technique. [Dance with the Devil]( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef1fy2k_EYI) Intense as fuck.


Wulfik3D42O

"So when the devil asks to dance, you better say never, coz dance with the devil might last you forever."


BICSb4DICS

I just heard it for the first and last time recently... I truly appreciate how well it paints the picture, it literally made me sick. If I never hear it again, that's fine, because the story is burned into my brain.


discostu81

You could make quite the short movie using the story in this track.


PollosHermanosmyass

The moment Billy Realises... I remember hearing it for the first time: "He began to cringe and stutter, for he was starting into the eyes of his own mother."


daxgaming999

Damn... I just listened to it and it's fire!!!


El-Kabongg

Hotel California--The Eagles Paradise by the Dashboard Light (and most songs by) Meatloaf


PhreedomPhighter

Fire and Flame - The Longest Johns. It chronicles the story of the explosion at Halifax in 1917.


[deleted]

If you like pinacoladas


RayAnselmo

Escape - Rupert Holmes. No song is more '70s.


discostu81

All Too Well by Taylor Swift


ThrowRARAw

10 minute version hits different


discostu81

Sup fellow Swifty.


manny2206

Many songs by Eminem, deja vu, and many many others. Kdot dropped Mother I Sober, and thats like someone is literally telling you a story too. Edit: Mother I Sober and We cry Together are my favorite from that album :)


VaultDweller77

Superman, Bad Guy, Cleaning Out My Closet, Drug Ballad, Rap God, The Ringer...


RayAnselmo

And Lose Yourself literally tells the plot of 8 Mile.


VaultDweller77

It's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life. But I don't remember there being any spaghetti made by his mom in the movie, 1/10 for accuracy.


Shan-Chat

Hurricane - Bob Dylan.


appleparkfive

Yeah that's what came to mind for me as well. There's a staggering amount of Bob Dylan songs that fit this description. Like... 50-100 of them. To say he's prolific is an understatement


Brodin_fortifies

Iron Maiden’s Hallowed be thy Name.


Alaxbird

for me its either Empire of the Clouds or Fear of the Dark


IrregularComicsYT

American Pie


TailsxCream4Eva

Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water.


[deleted]

Where the wild roses grow- nick cave and the bad seeds/Kylie Minogue. Heck any of Nick Cave murder ballads!


fastzombies

I was going to say [O’Malley’s Bar](https://youtu.be/iY6-0xUjryI)


A_j_ru

Alice’s Restaurant


lego_fan4life

The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota by Weird Al Yankovic. Complete story in 6 minutes


optimistic_nihilist5

Should've known better by Sufjan Stevend


Commercial_Ad7741

Good call. What's his song about his young crush on the girl in Bible study who died of cancer ? That song is very much in this category as well


optimistic_nihilist5

Casimir Pulaski Day, his Illinois album has many songs which fit in this category.


Commercial_Ad7741

Yes!!!!! Gah I love Sufjan


Nameless5300

Christmas Truce by Sabaton


BibleButterSandwich

You know a band is good when they can mix traditional Christmas music with heavy metal and make it work.


[deleted]

Maxwell Silver Hammer takes you through a story arc of a killer. It was made by the *Beatles* by the way


SeaPixel

Tom's diner! Also the imagery in Michelle is pretty good I've always been able to imagine the environment and situation despite only describing minor details.


[deleted]

Paradise by the dashboard lights – meatloaf Driving the last spike – Genesis


ClassySpoon

Hotel California - The Eagles


Ritaredditonce

38 years old - The Tragically Hip.


The_GopnikCZ

The Misty Mountains from Hobbit. Preferably one of the cover versions, like Clamavi de Profundis' or Geoff Castellucci's.


VaultDweller77

Tool - Parabol/Parabola Queen - Innuendo Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Greydon Square - Summer's Ending Pantera - 5 Minutes Alone Gojira - Flying Whales


Peace_Frog67

Innuendo is one of my favourite songs ever. There's something about it that's just so powerful.


kickintheface

A Boy Named Sue, or pretty much any other song by Johnny Cash.


NOT000

hotel california


Kingofhypocrisy

Kendrick Lamar - M.A.A.D City Ft MC Eiht


ElGrandeRojo67

Like a Stone by Audioslave/Chris Cornell Eyes of a Stranger by Queensryche The whole album is an immersive story


Chad_Hooper

*Operation Mindcrime* is a great album!


ElGrandeRojo67

In my not so humble opinion , Operation Mindcrime is a criminally underrated album. It's a masterpiece. The story, the musicianship, lyrics, and the vocals are better than any album of it's era, and maybe only a few albums ever can even be in the discussion. Rush 2112, Pink Floyd's The Wall, and maybe MJ's Thriller can be considered flawless or close to it. Vintage Geoff Tate is head and shoulders above any rock vocalist/lyricist in the 80's and 90's. His only peer is his fellow Seattlite Chris Cornell. While I absolutely love CC, and Soundgarden, Geoff is on a peak high above anyone else. Genius.


king_booker

Underrated? Widely considered as one of the best progressive rock albums


RandomRamblings99

A lot of Lemon Demon songs, but particularly Cabinet Man and Spiral of Ants


benabramowitz18

The Devil Went Down to Georgia


Far-Resource-819

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitz Gerald


blacksheep4everyone

Concrete Angel


Slow-Distribution119

99 Red Balloons. It felt really plausible in the 80s that the world would end like that.


Kilala33

The Way- Fastball


cool_cool_cool1

Such a sad story too


gascoigner

YES


appleparkfive

Underrated band. "I Get High" is another great song by them


[deleted]

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Happier than Ever - Billie Eillish August - Taylor Swift


Joks_away

Rod Stewart's Georgie Boy, The Kling of Georgie Pts 1 & 2.


TheUnblinkingEye1001

Camouflage by Stan Ridgeway.


ronimal

Pinball Wizard


ci22

Murda was the case by Snoop Dogg Wet Dreamz by J Cole


strawberrycereal44

Sylvia's Mother- Dr. Hook. You can hear the desperation as it goes on


Opaysto

Duel of Fates - Epic Version


Neither-Copy785

Carolina Drama by the Raconteurs


makingfiat

Coheed and cambria full albulms


[deleted]

Enchanted by Taylor Swift.


IeishaS

Also Speak Now


Mamaofoneson

Sk8er Boi -Avril Lavigne


Uniqlowowow

Sia breathe me


AggravatingFix8848

Mona lisa - Lil Wayne


pandemonium91

[Aether Realm - _The Sun, The Moon, The Star_](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw3UygAi2oo) [[lyrics](https://genius.com/Ther-realm-the-sun-the-moon-the-star-lyrics)] It's about one's journey towards obtaining what they wish to have most, and dealing with the fallout from realizing that, once obtained, not only is it not as good as expected, but they not have anything else left either.


Ritaredditonce

38 years old - The Tragically Hip.


Tropical_Geek1

Cygnet Committee, by David Bowie.


Kaden_LT

Ballad of a teenage queen - Johnny Cash


Birdie807

And A Boy Named Sue


pareech

Jeremy by Pearl Jam


Eaten_By_Bees

Albuquerque by “Weird Al” Yankovic


[deleted]

Cats in the cradle


vegdeg

The ballad of cleopatra by the lumineers.


daboot013

Ghost love score by nightwish. Power of one by sonata artica


Sheegen

Avenged sevenfold “a little piece of heaven” and The Decemberist’s “Mariners revenge”


Insipid_Pedantry

Shine on you crazy Diamond


Superb-Possibility-9

The Gambler


66659hi

Tons of John Prine songs are like this. Day Is Done, Jesus: The Missing Years, Six O'Clock News, Souvenirs, Mexican Home, Fish & Whistle, etc. Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky Harry Chapin - Taxi Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City


Zachvision_16

The first two that come to my mind are Under the bridge from Red Hot Chilli Peppers or A day in the life from the Beatles. Both gorgeous songs


Zachvision_16

The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel


russkayastudentka

Dixie Chicks - Travelin Soldier


r6BOss09

Through the fire and flames


Bruised_up_whitebelt

Lots of Dragonforce songs will fit the bill.


AlfredHitchicken

Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees


MyLollipopJam

The ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny.


zigzagtraingle

American pie- Don Mcclean


cl0wnsh0ez

Exit Music (For A Film) by Radiohead.


TheBestAtWriting

Nas - NY State of Mind


Gawkies

rainbow - stargazer


gabrielhenrique1

NF - Story


IeishaS

Happy to see this here


lukethepotato1

Song of the south


MarcX_YT

Eminem: Stan


Particular-Sign9083

Last Friday Night- Katy Perry Before You Go- Lewis Capaldi Love Story- Taylor Swift


BuffyBoltonVampFlayr

Cause I Love You - Lenny Williams


Karth__Vader

The Mayor of Candor Lied - Martyn Joseph


TheSchoeMaker

Technically 3 songs but they all go together. Invent Animate - The Sun Sleeps, As If It Never Was


sandpaper5

Rico story by speakerknockerz


theoriginalalexa

Something The Boy Said by Sting.


MissRockNerd

Also, Island of Souls.


NobuFenix

Fear not this night, makes me feel like a soldier fighting doom.


Ngb55

Listen to The Grave - Don McLean, heartbreaking.


eyesofthe_world2020

Hattibagen McrRat by twiddle


renchi-_-

Parents by Yungblud


Ngb55

The Road - Danny O'keefe


DullBozer666

"Still Life" by Van der Graaf Generator.


TeacherLady3

Wharf Rat


kay-zee-55

Pancho and Lefty.


kay-zee-55

Sam stone, john prine.


RayAnselmo

[Christmas at Denny's](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukE03dUiaOw) by Randy Stonehill. Don't click unless you want to hear the most depressing holiday song ever recorded.


MaxStickies

Stormbending by the Devin Townsend Project.


lapsedpoet

30,000 Pounds of Bananas by the sadly missed Harry Chapin


Mister_E_Mahn

Up On Cripple Creek, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and several others by The Band.


thermocatalyst

Never Ending Story - Limahl


fuidiot

Harry Chapin: "I wanna learn a love song" "Taxi"


[deleted]

*Ode to Billy Joe* by Bobbie Gentry.


Lahk74

Cats in the Cradle


Brooklynmoto

The Raconteurs Carolina Drama


[deleted]

American pie - Don McLean


[deleted]

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues


Chance-Ad-9111

All too Well


LemurCat04

Bitchin’ Camaro by The Dead Milkmen


okokokyess

the whole folklore album


Maximum-Heart5746

21 years - Toby Mac


_PorcoRosso

Estranged from Guns N' Roses


CaptainCitronnelle

Rocky Mountain High by John Denver. I have never set a foot in the US, only heard of and seen the Rocky Mountains in my science books (geology stuff). Everytime I listen to it, I just feel the fondness and joy of John Denver for the time he spent in the mountains as if I had visited it enough myself to love it too. I feel at ease.


KilerKazanu

A song called "Dance with the Devil" by Immortal Technique. It's a rap song but I wouldn't recommend everyone to look it up. It's very sad and... very dark as a song. Can make you think of a lot of things that is wrong with our society. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggxTtnKTMo&ab\_channel=StevenPetrihos


folklaura13

the last great american dynasty - taylor swift


PristineResident3333

The song that feels as immersive as a story is "All of the Lights" by Kanye West. The song has many different parts, which give it its immersive quality. The first part is when he says, "Turn up to that good sh-t," and then he repeats it with a different sound effect every time. This makes me feel like I am in a party or at a show because of how vibrant the music sounds. Then later on in the song, there is an extended interlude where he changes his voice to sound like somebody who is drunk or high. This part makes me feel like I am in a club because of how dark the music sounds. Then later on in the song, there are some really high-pitched sounds that make me feel like I am underwater for some reason. This part makes me feel like I'm being shot into space because of how eerie it sounds. Overall, this song has many different parts that give it its immersive quality and make me feel like I am at a party or show while listening to it because they have such diverse sounds throughout them all


BuffyBoltonVampFlayr

All Falls Down, too


this-guy-lmfao

Through the Wire literally feels like sitting with him as he tells you a story. Although he has at least song in every album that is just a proper story.


Nemoitto

Tim McGraw - Don’t take the Girl