Themes of traveling, of old towns and dying towns, of towns not like yours and just like yours; of roads and escape, of running and driving and just getting away; of drinking, of fighting, of loving; of trains and cars and flying and floating; of old songs, of punk rock, of rock and roll.

All of that and more is what permeates within the confines of Songs You Used To Sing To Me, which features David Byrne and Caetano Veloso dueting on Talking Heads tracks; songs from The Hunger Games; old songs, covers, and new songs from Springsteen, Birdy, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, fun. and Lynda Kay.

Foxy Shazam opens with:

I want my friends to think I’m awesome.

I want this world to think I care

I don’t care at all.

and Bruce ends with:

This train…
Carries saints and sinners
This train…
Carries losers and winners
This train…
Carries whores and gamblers
This train…
Carries lost souls

So hit the links below and take a ride.

Mix Tape 52: Songs You Used To Sing To Me (April 2012) tracklist:

  1. Foxy Shazam – Wanna-be Angel
  2. Keane – Silenced By The Night
  3. Walk the Moon – Anna Sun
  4. Taylor Swift – Eyes Open
  5. Bruce Springsteen – Death To My Hometown
  6. Delta Spirit – Idaho
  7. Will Johnson – Old L.A.
  8. Lynda Kay – Jack & Coke
  9. Caetano Veloso and David Byrne – [Nothing but] Flowers - Live
  10. Heartless Bastards – Got To Have Rock And Roll
  11. Foxy Shazam – I Wanna Be Yours
  12. Fun. – Why Am I the One
  13. Jayme Dee – Rules
  14. Birdy – 1901
  15. Rosi Golan – Can’t Go Back
  16. Miranda Lambert – Run Daddy Run
  17. Tired Pony – Get On The Road
  18. Caetano Veloso and David Byrne – Road to Nowhere - Live
  19. Bruce Springsteen – Land of Hope and Dreams

You can click the links above to listen to the individual tracks on Spotify, or the whole playlist here, or download it from Mediafire here.