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Song Stories

“Fearless Love”

Melissa Etheridge | 2010

Melissa Etheridge held nothing back when she released this song, which was also the title track of her 2010 album. "It was the first time I kissed a girl," she recalled of her inspiration for writing the song. "I try to put my own experiences in my songs, of course, and yet have them remain universal." Etheridge added that she hoped the tune inspired her fans to make a love choice instead of a choice based on fear.

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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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