The award of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan created a mini-brouhaha as to whether the Nobel Prize for Literature should be awarded to somebody who merely wrote songs (and sang them), as opposed to somebody who wrote books. But I have no complaint. Songs are just poetry set to music.
I also have no objection to Bob Dylan winning the award. My only comment is that, when it comes to songs that speak to me, the ones that do it best are country. I understand many people see country music as “depressing songs about divorce and pain.” But the best of country is not just “three strings on an old guitar.” The best songs speak to life. And when it comes to that kind of country song, nobody does it better than Donna Fargo. But instead of me trying to tell you that, let her songs do it themselves. Here are two I especially like: