Topic: Narrative Voice and Songwriting
I'd like to hear from writers who have written songs from different narrative voices. For example, most people write from first person ("I love you," "we love each other," "my love is strong, "our love is strong") or second person, ("you make loving fun," "your love is like an ocean") but what about THIRD person, in which the narrator is telling the story but is not in the story, "they loved all night long," "he/she has a love that will last forever,") etc.
I can think of only a few popular songs written in the third person, the Beatles "Eleanor Rigby" Bob Dylan's “Hurricane,� "Lilly, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts," and Steve Miller, "Take The Money and Run," Gordon Lightfoot's,"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."Can you add to this list?
Also, has anyone ever written a song from the perspective of a different sex? For example, if you're a guy, have you ever written a love song from a girl's point of view?
Thanks in advance for your input!