On the hunt for MG and YA mysteries...
Cash had a lot of great songs like that. I also really enjoy 16 Horsepower's cover of the French World War 2 resistance song "The Partisan."
Will check out that cover... Everlast did a good cover of Folsom Prison Blues.It's that bit of country influence, I think. I'm not a fan of country music, but that genre seems to do the best job weaving story into songs.
I never appreciate him until the last ten years or so.
I'm still discovering his music. Great story material there.