Monday, October 06, 2014

It Would Bring Them Down.

Remember this one?  It was a hit for Kenny Rogers in 1980.  It came to mind this morning, so I gave it a listen for the first time in I bet thirty years.  It's  a classic country "story song," and kind of a disturbing one, since it includes what is pretty obvious rape.  Would country music programmers select this for a new songs playlist these days?  I suspect they'd be hesitant to bum their listeners out with something that wasn't an ode to beer and trucks.

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