Write a song that is about your relationship to, or a story based on hearing a particular song and include specific song references.
One example of a full story about the first time hearing a song is Rodney Crowell "I Walk the Line Revisited", a story song describing the first time Rodney heard the Johnny Cash song "I Walk the Line".
Other examples built around a song are
- Bruce Springsteen "Highway Patrolman" where the chorus refers to "dancing all night with Maria while the band played The Night of the Johnstown Flood"'
- Bruce Springsteen "Land of Hope and Dreams" referring to "People Get Ready" by Curtis Mayfield and an antithesis of "This Train" by Woody Guthrie
- John Prine "Lake Marie" humming the tune to "Louie Louie", and by coincidence, using the same chord progression
- Pink Floyd "Vera Lynn" about the 40's pop star and referring to the song "We'll Meet Again"
List other examples here or post a link to your new 5090 song written based on this challenge. Tag it #songstory