9:30 Coffee Break: In like a lamb, out like a lion

Coffee Break
What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

An old English proverb says that "If March comes in like a lamb, it goes out like a lion" and vice versa. The expression is a reference to the weather: If the weather is calm — like a lamb — when March begins, be ready to brace yourself for wild weather — like a lion — at the end of the month. The reverse is also purported to be true.

As March begins, this proverb got us thinking about the first Coffee Break of the new month. Specifically, what songs start in a mellow way (for example, softer volume, slower tempo, lighter arrangements) but end with a roar — big vocals, massive drums, heavy guitar, etc.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you like to hear that come in like a lamb and go out like a lion? That is, songs that start softly and end with a roar. Send us your requests.

Songs Played

Ike and Tina Turner - "Proud Mary"

Hum - "Stars"

The Who - "Baba O'Riley"

Björk - "It's Oh So Quiet"

Otis Redding - "Try a Little Tenderness"

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