Cheesy Song of the Day, May 17:
‘Walking in Memphis‘ Marc Cohn
Most of the time, I can’t stand earnest. It gets on all of the nerves of my inner cynic. But this song came on the radio the other day and I melted.
Such an unabashed love song! Marc Cohn’s lyrics document the soul & history of this vibrant American city so vividly, I feel like I can smell the catfish on the table. I hear the blues, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Elvis Presley, the acceptance of the slowed down pace that takes over your body once you go down South.
And I sang with all my might/She said tell me/ if you are Christian/Ma’am I am tonight!
I am too.