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Old 02-02-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
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Non-GL Showdown #3 (see below for results of first two) Which do you prefer:

"Your Song" by Elton John
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"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" by Jim Croce

Both of these songs are love songs that explain how and why they were written. Self-referential love songs!
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Previous results:
Showdown #1 is mired in controversy (there really isn't a controversy, but I'll try to provoke one just for fun), but it appears Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle" has defeated Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" 10-9.

Borderstone pinch-hit for me and created showdown #2, where Mark Lindsay's "Arizona" defeated Neil Diamond's "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" 4-2.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:59 AM   #2
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I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:03 AM   #3
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No doubt in my mind at all. The Jim Croce song.
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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No contest for me. Gotta be Jim Croce.
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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Your Song was a special song for my first b.f. and me back in the day of albums....
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:08 AM   #6
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"...In a Song" is not Croce's best effort, by a long shot, but it's better than "Your Song", which I find incredibly clumsy and clunky in parts. "Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean...", the ungrammatical "It's for people like you that keep it turned on". I know, don't blame Sir Elton, because it's a nice tune; blame Bernie Taupin, as usual, for the lyrics...
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:25 PM   #7
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Oh,Winter's Claw...you just had to go n' pick 2 songs that both hit me where I live equally,didn't you? :D

Elton's song is a youthful,romantic kind of song written by Bernie T. in his 20's and I can relate to the somewhat innocent,romantic & wide-eyed lyrics.

Croce's song,tells of a more settled down kind of male,the type who uses action & not words to express himself but ends up putting his thoughts on paper to make a song for the woman who means so much to him.

I guess I have to matchg my choice to my personality and go with "Your Song". Because...

Unlike the character in Croce's,I never have trouble saying those "3 little words" and letting someone know what they mean to me. (Sorry,Pennsylvania! )

Besides,I'm a hopeless romantic.
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:12 PM   #8
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Jim Croce.
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:01 PM   #9
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Okay, it looks like the voting is over on this one. Poor voter turnout is responsible for deciding many important presidential elections; I'm glad there's nothing at stake here! (Remember in '04 when everyone said the young people were going to actually vote, and give the edge to Kerry? Didn't happen!)Anyway, "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" has defeated "Your Song" 5-3.
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