PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Murder For Two Songwriters Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Pick Songs About "Murder and Mayhem"

By Michael Gioia
15 Jan 2014

"Goodbye Earl" (Dixie Chicks). The sordid tale of a most deserving victim — definitely the most upbeat song about spousal abuse. The line "turned out he was a missing person/who nobody missed at all" is brilliant.