1) We recently got Macy Gray’s “new” album (I think it came out last year). Bruce listened to it first, and my first question was, “does it have a murder song on it? Because if it doesn’t, I’m so not interested”. When I listen for myself and discover that to my great delight, there is in fact, yet another song about her killing someone, I can’t stop giggling.
2) Driving in the car, listening to the radio, I catch Maroon 5’s song “Wake Up Call” – about a guy catching his girlfriend in bed with another guy, who he shoots. I’m laughing so hard I almost have to pull over.
I’ve been thinking about it, and as far as I can figure, there are 4 kinds of murder songs. The first type is the poignant, make you think kind of song- Janie’s Got a Gun by Aerosmith, or The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks.