Tuesday, June 28, 2005

James Taylor "Fire and Rain"

I heard that the song "Fire and Rain" was written by James Taylor while he was in Vietnam fighting in the war. In addition to this I was told by a friend of mine that the song documented the death of his wife and that Taylor wrote the song after he had been informed of her death which resulted from an airplane crashing. Well turns out that nothing could be farther from the truth and here is what Snopes has to say on the urban legend. On top of this... James Taylor never went to any war and I discovered this from this Wikipedia entry. An interesting thing that fans have read so much into the music (my friend is a pretty big James Taylor fan and claimed the story to be completely true).

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