I Like Playing Other People’s Songs

Playing cover songs not only teaches you how to play different styles of a song, it puts you inside the music in a way that listening alone can never achieve. Music has shaped my life in so many ways, but I never feel as connected to a song as when I’m playing it. The folk tradition is dying under strict copyright laws. While covering songs will never be considered a true artform, musicians like Linda Ronstadt has proven that if you can make a song your own, you have given a gift to the world. While I would never compare myself to Ronstadt, I still hope you enjoy these covers. Thanks to the hard work put in by all the writers. I do not own the rights, I ask for no compensation, presented for entertainment purposes only.

Sing, sing a song,
Sing out loud, sing out strong,
Sing of the good things, not bad,
Sing of the happy, not sad . . .Sing, sing a song,
Make it simple, to last your whole life long,
Don’t worry that it’s not good enough,
For anyone else to hear,
Sing, sing a song . . .

Good Feeling, the saccharine sweet serenade by Violent Femmes


All My Friends Are Ghosts, an interpretation of a Scared Of Chaka song


Lonely People, the optimistic response to Eleanor Rigby by America


Second Chance, the breakthrough hit by The Lemonheads


Chasing The Wild Goose off the misfit sophomore release by Bad Religion

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