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 Posted: Fri May 9th, 2008 02:17 am
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Steve Patterson
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I was thinking of putting a CD together for some writer friends of some songs that I felt either were about writing, somehow reflected the struggles writers face, or were just reflective of the writing life.  Despite that I love all kinds of music, have a pretty good collection, and sometimes, on wistful days, almost wish I could play music as much as write (I can play the piano, but not so that anyone--including myself--would want to hear).  Came up with a couple titles, but I thought I'd throw this out for discussion and see if anyone else had any suggestions for songs that would go on the Ultimate Writer's Collection.

Steve

A few choices:

Elvis Costello: Everyday I Write the Book
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark
Neil Young: Words
REM: Believe
Paul Simon: The Boxer*
Springsteen (again): No Surrender*

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 Posted: Fri May 9th, 2008 01:15 pm
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Shanahan
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Beatles....Paperback Writer
Dire Straits...Lady Writer

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"getting in tune"  the who

"kathy's song" paul simon

"your song" elton john -- is that the title?

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 Posted: Wed May 14th, 2008 01:28 am
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The Book of Love—Magnetic Fields

If I Wrote You—Dar Williams

Words—Ellis Paul

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The Letter - The Boxtops

Dear Diary - Moody Blues

Watching and Waiting -  Moody Blues

Return to Sender - Elvis

Helplessly Hoping - Crosby Stills & Nash

What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers

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"Take a Letter, Maria" R.B. Greaves

Great song. different type of "writer."

recording:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQi8gXhtrnA


Lyrics

http://www.superseventies.com/sl_takealettermaria.html


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The Weakerthans - One Great City.mp3

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