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Lyrics Look – Guitars in Songs

Hagstrom guitar
The last stop in Guitar Train’s Guitar Month is a Lyrics Look at three songs that mention guitars. One guitar related lyric that has always stood out to Quirky T is on Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ‘69”.   The lyrics I can’t get out of my head are the lines in the song about his fingers bleeding from playing his first guitar.   Besides being descriptive, it is also realistic. I still remember the excruciating pain to my fingers when I first learned to play guitar. I never played enough for my fingers to actually bleed. Maybe I’d be a better guitarist if I had.

Another guitar related lyric is from the Huey Lewis and the News song, “Bad is Bad” from their great 1983 album, “Sports”.  The song starts with lyrics describing Huey’s cousin’s guitar playing sounding like a chainsaw.

The Beatles album

Lastly, a very famous guitar mention in a song is by George Harrison in The Beatles song, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. This song was released in 1968 on The Beatles album (also known as the White Album). Eric Clapton, a good friend of George Harrison’s, plays guitar on this track. This is one of George’s most popular Beatles songs.

Guitar Train passengers, what are your favorite mentions of guitars in songs? Tell Quirky T.

Guitar Train passengers, Guitar Month has reached its final destination. Stay aboard for the Guitar Train’s next scheduled stops in next month’s Concert Month.

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