James Taylor Songs
For years, James Taylor songs have kept truck drivers awake. They have also motivated millions of people to sing along. There is something profoundly beautiful about James Taylor's lighthearted and mellow tone. Below are some of his best songs.
- "Fire and Rain". The narrator of this James Taylor song has seen a lot of joy, loneliness and sorrow in his life. The period of life depicted in the song is one of sorrow. He is singing to a woman who he had thought he would see again, but it just hasn't happen yet. "Fire and rain", like many James Taylor songs, has a way of filling us with beauty despite its depressing overtones.
- "Something in the Way She Moves". Some people just have that magic touch, and some couples just seem to have that magic chemistry. In this song, James Taylor sings about that special something in the woman he loves. Whenever he's troubled, this magical goddess knows how to transform his mood into joy.
- "Company Man". Many fine artists sing the sorrows of signing contracts with the corporate world. James Taylor sings about the desire to become famous and respected for your work and the downside of it. He wonders whether the company man is really his friend when he "signs the bottom line." Once you sign, you owe this man something.
- "Never Die Young". This is one of the more cryptic James Taylor songs. It's about a young couple who apparently dies. This couple lives in a tough town that they are just too sweet for. This apparently leads to the death of them.
- "Shower the People". Love heals all. This seems to be the underlying message of the song as James Taylor gives advice to a brokenhearted person who seemingly lacks social skills. His advice is to "shower the people you love with love". He then extends the message to everyone at the end of the song. Become like the pouring rain as you "shower the people" with love and lift them up as well as yourself. This is the magic formula for happiness outlined in a beautiful James Taylor song.
Posted on: Jun. 14, 2011