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This song is about a man who spends every day on a street corner, apparently homeless or mentally disturbed, staring vacantly and shouting at random people. The lyrics speculate that maybe this guy has the right idea - "Do you love it enough to leave it, just like the lonely man there on the corner?" (thanks, Andy - Arlington, VA)
Artis the Spoonman
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
Julie Gold - "From A Distance"
Julie was a secretary at HBO when she thawed out her childhood piano (literally) and wrote the hit that changed her life.