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Song Stories

“Mama's Broken Heart”

Miranda Lambert | 2011

Miranda Lambert included this song on her critically acclaimed and commercially successful album Four the Record. Even though Lambert wrote six of the fourteen tracks on the CD, she didn't pen this one but acknowledges it fit her perfectly. "The reason I love this song is because it's about how sometimes when you get your heart broken, you kinda go a little bit crazy," she admitted. "You drink too much, you smoke too much, you cut your hair ... you find a rebound. Sometimes your mama, if she's like my mama, has to slap you around and say, 'Straighten up, girl!'"

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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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