Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Some lyrics I whipped up this morning. Excuse the lack of refinement.

© 2010 Megan Sauder

Let it be
The first tear upon your cheek
The last worry upon your brow
The first sigh of deep relief
When the fear is gone for now

Can you see
A ray of hope in the distance
A bright star’s entrancing light
A shimmer of greatest joy
When there’s no need for might

What became of
Peace when the road is rocky
Faith when there seems to be no end
Love to the broken hearted
When there’s hope to be giv’n

I know now that
This isn’t the only thing in life
The world is hurting all around
Will you join me in surrendering
Pick up the pieces from the ground
Yes I know this isn’t the only thing in life
There is hope to be found

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Accordion Delight

Ever since I started playing the accordion back in the days living on Martha's Vineyard, I have gotten strange looks. For those of you who could die happy if you never heard the accordion again, this list is for you. For those of you who appreciate the uniqueness of the instrument and are looking for more songs to enjoy, this list is for you. For those of you looking to be swayed, this list is for you. I have scoured my own music library for 20 of the best songs I could find that use the accordion. I think I did a good job of appealing to a wide variety of genres and uses of the accordion.

TOP 20 Accordion Songs....
(from my library, not necessarily of all time) goes:

1. Tom Waits – “Cold, Cold Ground”
2. Beirut – “Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)”
3. Patty Griffin – “Chief”
4. Sigur Ros – “ViĆ° Spilum Endalaust”
5. Billy Joel – “Piano Man”
6. Silversun Pickups – “Lazy Eye (Jimmy Tamborello Accordion Mix)
7. Anathallo – “Yuki! Yuki! Yuki!”
8. Sufjan Stevens – “Decatur, Or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!”
9. Wilco – “Why Would You Wanna Live”
10. Andrew Bird – “Armchairs”
11. The Decemberists – “Annan Water”
12. The New Pornographers – “Go Places”
13. Paper Route – “Be Healed”
14. Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”
15. Loudon Wainwright – “Passion Play”
16. Mumford & Sons – “Winter Winds”
17. Jars of Clay – “Goodbye, Goodnight”
18. Kate Rusby – “Awkward Annie”
19. Argyle Johansen – “Candlestick”
20. Augustana – “Sunday Best”

Happy listening!