CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
“…So the graduations hang on the wall,
but they never really helped us at all.
No, they never told us what was real...”
On his 1982 album 'The Nylon Curtain', Billy Joel commented on the state of the economy. The track "Allentown" deals with the issues arising from the closure of a steel mill in Pennsylvania. It reflects the consequences of economics during the Reagan presidency.
Joel channels Bruce Springsteen as his lyrics allow an insight to the listener on the plight of the American town. It's hard not to be moved by the song.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: