Ten Fantastic Songs Brought to You By Books

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1. “Song for Myla Goldberg” by The Decemberists
Although Decemberists scribe Colin Meloy might as well be a librarian of classic folklore, this tune from the band’s Her Majesty is about the contemporary author of 2000’s Bee Season. Let’s hope Meloy doesn’t follow it up with “Ode to Stephenie Meyer.”

2. “Stuck Between Stations” by The Hold Steady
The lead track on The Hold Steady’s whiskey-fueled Boys and Girls in America cops its best line from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together” could be The Hold Steady’s entire catalog pared down to one line.