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, United States)
Maple Studios
(Santa Ana, CA, United States)
Grandmaster Recorders Ltd.
(Hollywood, CA, United States)
Avast! Recording
(Seattle, WA, United States)
Genre Indie rock
Length 37:02
Label Venerable
Brushfire (re-release)
Producer Tom Dumont
Phil Ek
Matt Costa chronology
The Elasmosaurus EP
(2005)The Elasmosaurus EP2005
Songs We Sing
Unfamiliar Faces
(2008)Unfamiliar Faces2008
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.