Songs We Sing

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Songs We Sing
Studio album by Matt Costa
Released July 26, 2005
March 28, 2006 (re-release)
Recorded The Lodge
(Long Beach, CA, USA)
Maple Studios
(Santa Ana, CA, USA)
Grandmaster Recrders Ltd.
(Hollywood, CA, USA)
Avast! Recording
(Seattle, WA, USA)
Genre Indie rock
Length 37:02
Label Venerable
Brushfire (re-release)
Producer Tom Dumont
Phil Ek
Matt Costa chronology
The Elasmosaurus EP
Songs We Sing
Unfamiliar Faces
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Music Box 3/5 stars[2]

Songs We Sing is an album by singer/songwriter Matt Costa. It was originally released on July 26, 2005 and then re-released with a new track list by Brushfire Records on March 28, 2006.

2005 independent release[edit]

Songs We Sing was originally released independently by Venerable Media in 2005 and offered a slightly different track list than the Brushfire Records version. This version of the album is currently unavailable. For a time it was available at CD Baby, but they have now permanently sold out. Songs from this release that were not re-released on the Brushfire Records version include: "Desire's Only Fling", "Whiskey & Wine", and "Shimmering Fields".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yellow Taxi"   Matt Costa 3:41
2. "Astair"   Matt Costa 2:57
3. "Oh Dear"   Matt Costa 2:13
4. "Cold December"   Matt Costa 4:19
5. "Desire's Only Fling"   Matt Costa 2:54
6. "Sweet Rose"   Matt Costa 2:45
7. "Songs We Sing"   Matt Costa 3:12
8. "Sunshine"   Matt Costa 2:24
9. "Whiskey & Wine"   Matt Costa 2:49
10. "Shimmering Fields"   Matt Costa 2:19
11. "Behind the Moon"   Matt Costa 3:35
12. "Wash Away"   Matt Costa 3:54

2006 Brushfire Records release[edit]

Songs We Sing was re-released in 2006 by Brushfire Records, owned by fellow musician Jack Johnson and his wife. The album featured new songs and a different track list. Songs from this release that were not on the 2005 release include; "These Arms", "I Tried", "Ballad of Miss Kate", and "Sweet Thursday".

Some European releases include "Lullaby" as a bonus track. This song, along with the other four mentioned above, were previously released on The Elasmosaurus EP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cold December"   Matt Costa 4:19
2. "Astair"   Matt Costa 2:58
3. "Sweet Thursday"   Matt Costa 4:31
4. "Sunshine"   Matt Costa 2:36
5. "These Arms"   Matt Costa 4:10
6. "Ballad of Miss Kate"   Matt Costa 4:30
7. "Sweet Rose"   Matt Costa 2:39
8. "Songs We Sing"   Matt Costa 3:10
9. "Yellow Taxi"   Matt Costa 3:41
10. "I Tried"   Matt Costa 2:43
11. "Behind the Moon"   Matt Costa 3:35
12. "Oh Dear"   Matt Costa 2:12
13. "Wash Away"   Matt Costa 3:55
European bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Lullaby" (featuring Jack Johnson) Matt Costa 2:38
iTunes bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Gloomy"   Matt Costa 1:32


Additional personnel[3][4]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Music Box review
  3. ^ CD Liner Notes
  4. ^ Songs We Sing at Allmusic. Retrieved Sept 22, 2010.