Eire Duck's Music

Music is a big part of my life.  Not as big a part as it is in, say, Stina's life, but large enough.  I'm working on music of my own, which is an endeavor greater than I ever figured it might be.  The problem being that I have always considered good music to be "poetry which happens to have music", rather than the typical view where the music is more essential to the finished product.  So, I've got complete working lyrics on a few songs, listed below, which I might send you if you send me a really nice e-mail (eireduck@hotmail.com) explaining why you want to see them.  

Dis Order
Closure. by Default
My Mile
The Meaning of Life
The Same Old Frontiers
Call Me a Human
Mean to Me

Otherwise, we'll have to rely upon...

Other People's Music

Here's a section of this page that was going to have in-depth analysis of all sorts of good albums, but that never materialized.  At this point, I'm just going to throw out a table of some of my favorite albums of all-time & the songs that make them so good.  What follows is a rough sketch of my top THIRTY albums (at this point - always subject to change), organized by release date.  For the purposes of this experiment, I took only major release albums, excluding "greatest hits" compilations.  Here's the results...

Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 1963 1. Blowin' in the Wind
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
3. Masters of War
4. Talking World War III Blues
5. Bob Dylan's Dream
Bob Dylan Another Side of Bob Dylan 1964 1. I Shall Be Free No. 10
2. My Back Pages
3. It Ain't Me Babe
4. Motorpsycho Nitemare
5. All I Really Want to Do
Simon & Garfunkel Sounds of Silence 1966 1. I Am a Rock
2. The Sounds of Silence
3. Leaves That Are Green
4. April Come She Will
5. Kathy's Song
Beatles Revolver 1966 1. Eleanor Rigby
2. She Said She Said
3. Yellow Submarine
4. For No One
5. Taxman
Simon & Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Romsemary and Thyme 1966 1. Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall
2. A Poem on the Underground Wall
3. 59th Street Bridge Song
4. Homeward Bound
5. Patterns
Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 1. With a Little Help from My Friends
2. Getting Better
3. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
4. A Day in the Life
5. Good Morning Good Morning
Moody Blues Days of Future Passed 1967 1. Nights in White Satin
2. Tuesday Afternoon
3. Evening Time to Get Away
4. Another Morning
5. Twilight Time
Simon & Garfunkel Bookends 1968 1. America
2. A Hazy Shade of Winter
3. Overs
4. Bookends Theme
5. Fakin' It
Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970 1. Fill My Eyes
2. I Wish, I Wish
3. Maybe You're Right
4. Lilywhite
5. Trouble
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman 1970 1. Father and Son
2. Sad Lisa
3. Wild World
4. Miles from Nowhere
5. Into White
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat 1971 1. Peace Train
2. Moonshadow
3. The Wind
4. Tuesday's Dead
5. Changes IV
Bob Dylan Blood On the Tracks 1975 1. Shelter from the Storm
2. Tangled Up in Blue
3. Idiot Wind
4. If You See Her, Say Hello
5. Simple Twist of Fate
Paul Simon Graceland 1986 1. Gumboots
2. You Can Call Me Al
3. Myth of Fingerprints
4. Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes
5. Graceland
Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience 1992 1. Pieces of the Night
2. Found Out About You
3. Hey Jealousy
4. Lost Horizons
5. Allison Road
Dave Matthews Band Remember Two Things 1993 1. Christmas Song
2. Seek Up
3. I'll Back You Up
4. Ants Marching
5. One Sweet World
Counting Crows August and Everything After 1993 1. A Murder of One
2. Anna Begins
3. Mr. Jones
4. Round Here
5. Omaha
Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World 1994 1. Forever
2. Walk Away
3. How Many Miles Must We March
4. Waiting On an Angel
5. Breakin' Down
Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1994 1. Time
2. Hold My Hand
3. I'm Goin' Home
4. Running from an Angel
5. Hannah Jane
Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming 1994 1. Ants Marching
2. Typical Situation
3. The Best of What's Around
4. Warehouse
5. What Would You Say
Tom Petty
& the Heartbreakers
Wildflowers 1994 1. Time to Move On
2. Crawling Back to You
3. To Find a Friend
4. You Don't Know How it Feels
5. Wildflowers
Jewel Pieces of You 1995 1. You Were Meant for Me
2. Who Will Save Your Soul
3. I'm Sensitive
4. Little Sister
5. Near You Always
Gin Blossoms Congratulations I'm Sorry 1996 1. Not Only Numb
2. Follow You Down
3. Competition Smile
4. Perfectly Still
5. Whitewash
Hootie & the Blowfish Fairweather Johnson 1996 1. Earth Stopped Cold at Dawn
2. She Crawls Away
3. When I'm Lonely
4. Old Man and Me
5. So Strange
Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse 1996 1. Three Marlenas
2. Invisible City
3. Bleeders
4. Josephine
5. One Headlight
Matchbox 20 Yourself or Someone Like You 1996

1. 3 AM
2. Hang
3. Shame
4. Real World
5. Back 2 Good

Counting Crows Recovering the Satellites 1996 1. Angels of the Silences
2. Recovering the Satellites
3. Have You Seen Me Lately?
4. Monkey
5. Mercury
Barenaked Ladies Rock Spectacle 1996 1. When I Fall
2. Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
3. The Old Apartment
4. If I Had $1000000
5. What a Good Boy
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl 1998 1. Acoustic #3
2. Iris
3. Slide
4. Black Balloon
5. Broadway
Counting Crows This Desert Life 1999 1. Mrs. Potter's Lullaby
2. St. Robinson in His Cadillac Dream
3. High Life
4. Speedway
5. Hanginaround
Tracy Chapman Telling Stories 2000 1. Paper and Ink
2. Devotion
3. Telling Stories
4. Less Than Strangers
5. The Only One

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