Broken glass


Great storytelling in songs

Broken glass everywhere
People pissing on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess, I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far
Cause the man with the tow-truck repossessed my car
. . .

Great song, and great lyrics too! A perfect example of how a story can be told in just a few simple sentences.

Two question to you:

1. Why does this narration work so well!?
2. Recommend us some more sung narratives of the same high quality!

Grandmaster Flash The Message HQ
Verse by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five,
appears on the album The Message (1982)

Complete lyrics here

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