The song embodies a lot of the spirit and character of the city. If you're passing through or spending leisure time in town, lines from the song point out great things about Memphis and some potential sightseeing spots. The story goes that Cohn was having a dry spell coming up with his signature music and lyrics. He was inspired by masterful singer and songwriter James Taylor who had said that he broke his writer's block by going somewhere he'd never been and then got inspiration from that experience.
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It's one of the ultimate rock tribute songs of all time, and became Marc Cohn's biggest hit by far upon its release in But what exactly is the meaning behind the song, and who has covered it since? Here's all the fascinating facts behind the iconic song:. He then lived in New York City, working as a session singer while aiming for his own recording contract. I was 28 years old and not in love with my songs. It's never going to happen for me. He visited Memphis after reading an interview with James Taylor, where the singer said he overcame writer's block by "go[ing] somewhere I've never been, hoping to find some idea I wouldn't get just by sitting at home".
It is the only top-forty hit for Cohn. Cohn has said that "Walking in Memphis" is " percent autobiographical". He has described it as a song about "a Jewish gospel-music-lover",  and added that "the song is about more than just a place; it's about a kind of spiritual awakening, one of those trips where you're different when you leave. At the time, he was working as a session singer in New York City while pursuing a recording contract. One night while listening to all of my demos, I came to the realization that I shouldn't be signed, because I didn't have any great songs yet I was 28 years old and not in love with my songs. I thought: 'I'm already ten years older than these geniuses. It's never going to happen for me.
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