1. Secret (Missy Higgins)
You said “Where I’m from there is a lock and key, if you’d be so kind as to follow me, I will show you the way to the rest of my sins.” ‘Cause you’ve got a secret, don’t you babe?
2. Ache For You (Ben Lee)
There’s no rhyme and there’s no reason, you’re the secret at the back of my skull. There’s no logic, so please believe me. Our love’s confusing, but it never gets dull.
3. Hold On, Hold On (Neko Case)
It’s the devil I love, and that’s as funny as real love, and that’s as real as true love. That echo chorus lied to me with its “Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.”
4. I’m Not Sleeping (Counting Crows)
Spend my nights in self-defense, cry about my innocence, but I ain’t all that innocent anymore, more, more. I see her on the TV, I see her in the movies, I see her in these animals that dance inside my head. I’ll follow you down, baby, down into this valley, I’ll follow you down, baby, but I won’t come up again. But I’m not sleeping anymore, anymore.
5. She Ain’t Me (Carrie Rodriguez)
She might please you, Miss Whoever, she might lead you to think you’re too clever. She’ll deceive you, you best forget her, ’cause whoever Miss Whoever is, she ain’t me.
6. Trying My Best to Love You (Jenny Lewis)
But still sometimes you cannot help yourself, you step outside and hear bells ringing for you, for you. Trying my best to love you, trying my best to love you, trying my best to love you. They make it so hard on us, baby, it’s so hard on us, baby.
7. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (The Beatles)
I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. She showed me her room, isn’t it good, norwegian wood? She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere, so I looked around and I noticed there wasn’t a chair. I sat on the rug, biding my time, drinking her wine, we talked until two and then she said, “It’s time for bed.”
8. If You’re Wondering (Eisley)
And I thought that I had all that, that I wanted, but, boy, was I wrong, as for you, now I know. If the moon shines on you while you’re sleeping, it will show you all that I’m feeling. And if I’m wondering then you show me, if you’re wondering I know.
9. Never is a Promise (Fiona Apple)
You’ll never touch these things that I hold, the skin of my emotions lies beneath my own. You’ll never feel the heat of this soul, my fever burns me deeper than I’ve ever shown to you. You’ll say, don’t fear your dreams, it’s easier than it seems. You’ll say you’d never let me fall from hopes so high, but never is a promise and you can’t afford to lie.
10. When the War Came (The Decemberists)
A terrible autonomy is grafted onto you and me, our trust put in the government, they told their lies are heaven sent. ‘Til the war came, ’til the war came.
11. Worn Out Tune (Elizabeth & the Catapult)
Sounds to me we’re like a worn out tune, oh so sweet, oh so blue. We know all the words, but we miss the cue, oh so sweet, oh so blue. Place the needle on the jagged line, play that record, baby, one more time, sounds to me we’re like a worn out tune.
12. After You Left (Mirah)
I’d like to have one, hold it tight, start a fire, burn all night. You had to go, I wanted you to stay. But just like you said, after you left I was OK.
13. The Chain (Ingrid Michaelson)
My room seems wrong, the bed won’t fit. I cannot seem to operate and you my love are gone. So glide away and so be healed and promise not to promise anymore, and if you come around again, then I will take, then I will take the chain from off the door.
–your fangirl heroine.