About the Stories

Even after the textbooks True Stories Behind the Songs and More True Stories Behind the Songs were published, I continued to write new stories for my students. I’ve shared some of those stories here, listed alphabetically by song title, and will continue to add stories from time to time. They are downloadable as a Word document and as a pdf. Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use. These stories are available only on this site.

Click on the song title for the story behind the song….

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Hello by Adele   

Let It Be by Paul McCartney

Renegades by the X Ambassadors  

See You Again by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa     

The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti     

We Shall Overcome