Ruby: Good Song or Bad Song?
This is just the kind of sordid country music narrative from the 70s that I find so fascinating: Kenny Rogers and the First Edition’s hit Ruby. We had this record when I was little.
Like other songs of that decade, it tells the sad tale of a soldier who fought in Vietnam, and what that does to his life and his marriage. The lyric is very evocative, and I enjoy the emphatic pauses, but the melody? Meh.
What say you: good song or bad song?