Friends – I’m drawing up a tracklist for a compilation of my best songs, and I’m asking for your help. Out of all my stuff, can we write a list of 10-12 songs that make me come off as an OK songwriter?
My thoughts at this point in the process are below, and I’ve already included some stuff I anticpate you would pick (“The Picture Song,” “New Slow Sea”) that I might not have on my own. But what am I missing? What is essential?
This list may end up being a limited-run physical CD release with artwork and everything that I’d sell as a fundraiser to help me take kids to Mexico in June to build a house. Or, it may just be the list I burn for new friends. Either way, help me figure it out.
I also need help with the title, which I’d like to be a phrase taken from a song’s lyrics. (The song doesn’t necessarily have to be included on the comp.)
“You Couldn’t Know Whose Fire It Was”
“No Need To Be Fair”
“A Minor Change in a Major Key”
“It’s Good to See You Home”
“The Weight You Carry In Your Voice”
“Try and Leave and it Kills You”
Songs of -h
Snow is a Bear (XMAS)
New Slow Sea (Sally Ride, It’s A Trap)
Coast & Plains (Furious Instance)
J. Cougar Mellensong (echoes, Be A Ska Rat EP)
The Picture Song (Tonight the Lone Wolf Rides… Alone)
A Come-On / Relieved (Sally Ride, …Alive!)
Set You Ablaze (Murder in the Nebraska Territories)
Open Columns (echoes, nickel EP)
Back in the Fire (Sally Ride, It’s A Trap)
Tired Chords -live (howie&scott, Summer’s End)
new acoustic track? – 5*C? / I’m Coming Home (Shacker, Knowing Her > Best…)
The Last Song (Sally Ride, …Alive!)