The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42680   Message #622193
Posted By: WyoWoman
06-Jan-02 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: HELP! I need a song here, guys!
Subject: RE: HELP! I need a song here, guys!
One of Kate Rusby's that was a big hit last year when I substitute taught high school kids was "I Am Stretched On Your Grave," because the back story -- an ancient Celtic poem written by a young man whose one true love, the girl he had loved since they were children, has died and he says he will stay stretched on her grave forever -- is so compelling and full of yummy angst and a sort of goth sentiment that teens really enjoy. (I know I certainly did -- and still do sometimes.)