The Shortest Stories

It is claimed Ernest Hemingway once wrote a six-word short story that could make people cry for a bet. The wager was ten dollars, which Hemingway won with the following:

“For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”

It’s not confirmed whether this was true or not. But it recently occurred to me that there are songs I know, with just a line or two, or a phrase; they can tell an entire story.  Here are a few that come to my mind.

“Peace after revolution.”  – Erykah Badu

“Is this the part you take my heart to wipe your feet on?” – Loose Ends

“She has a special quota to fill. He wants to buy a new Seville.” – Whispers

“Neither one of us, wants to be the first to say, ‘Goodbye’.” – Gladys Knight & The Pips

“Love is stronger than pride.” – Sade

“Until you come back to me that’s what I’m gonna do.” – Aretha Franklin

“I need you.” – Jill Scott

 

 

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