Murder isn’t funny

Two stories:

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.

4 thoughts on “Murder isn’t funny

  1. Wow… I personally never realized there was a murder song genre out there… (I don’t think you’re insane, I think I’m just clueless.) Suddenly I feel morbidly interested in seeking out murder songs. 😛

  2. Amiyra Alveranga on

    I know- I love all types of murder songs…In fact there is an album I’m searching for that I heard a few years ago that’s full of them… The title is deceptive, but the songs are sung (mostly) cheerily as the one guy drives himself and his girlfriend over the bridge. If you ever see it let me know!

  3. This is a really funny post. I never knew this about you.

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