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.