Cop Shoot Cop - Room 429 - An extremely dark and foreboding song (with a Tears For Fears sample?)
China Drum - Biscuit Barrel (acoustic) - I prefer this acoustic version, same intensity, clearer lyrics
Jackson Browne - The Road - This is a cover, but it is beautiful and poignant (& recorded live)
Playing At Trains - Lust - An unreleased piano lead demo , the band became The Cygnet Ring
This Picture - Naked Rain - a beautiful sweeping song: think Hothouse Flowers, James & Waterboys and lots of violins/fiddles
Things Of Stone & Wood - Happy Birthday Helen - The most uplifting lovesong you'll hear, ever.
Tool - Sober - A Dark, disturbing, and menacing song. Still not sure what it's about.
Jutin Currie - No Surrender - A follow up to Nothing Ever Happens? Another rant about Society? Very wordy but pretty spot on lyrically.
The Dream Academy - The Party (acoustic) - Far better than the album version - this lays his emotions raw.
Pearl Jam - Crazy Mary - Written by Victoria Williams (who guests on the track), "sometimes what you fear the most can meet you halfway"
Things Of Stone & Wood - Beautiful Wonderful - A love song/story recorded live with a violin and acoustic guitars
David Bowie - John I'm Only Dancing ("Singles" version) - Far Better than the other (two?) versions, much more danceable.
REM - Losing My Religion - I know everyone knows this song, but let's not be musical snobs!! Proof that wierd stuff can be popular.
Energy Orchard - Sailortown - Saved and scarred me during my teenage years. About escaping your hometown and unrequited love.
Just listen to the words!! - my favourite lyricists
Justin Sullivan (New Model Army & solo)
Justin Currie (del Amitri & solo)
Tyla (The Dogs d'amour & solo)
Greg Arnold (Things Of Stone And Wood & solo)
Darren Hayman (Hefner, many others & solo)