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oh. yeah. maybe i should post.

If you notice the theme, give yourself a big pat on the back. really.
Songs that put me to sleep - guaranteed. and not in the bad way, though maybe I'll do a post on that at some point.

Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
I feel like I should start by telling you I got this song legally off amazon. Amazing, is it not? Back to the song - it starts with a cello...and then a french horn...and that lasts for a while...and then Damon Gough come in with his guitar and lovely voice...and it's about at this point that I'm thinking about fluffy pillows and comfortable beds...
You get the idea.

Next up...Belle and Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher. No list along these lines would be complete without a Belle and Sebastian song...even Thorpe would agree with me on this one, but for an entirely different reason.
The song is so beautifully simple - it's all about Stuart Murdoch's lovely scottish-accented voice and the acoustic guitar. Enjoy.

Another requirement on any list of songs involved in going to sleep would have to be an Iron and Wine Jesus, the Mexican Boy will have to do.
Beyond being a typically pretty and slow Iron and Wine song, it tells an interesting (and not particularly religious, though you can interpret it that way) story about - you can guess it - a mexican boy names Jesus, the singer/narrator, and Jesus's sister. Sleep to it.

Casimir Pulaski Day, my favorite song off Illinoise, is also entirely suitable for going to sleep. I feel no urge to say anything else, but the guitar part is lovely, as is the trumpet solo.

Bob Dylan's Song to Woody (Guthrie, that is), the only non-cover off Bob Dylan, is another lovely one.
I've given up on descriptions, so here are the the rest:
Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
Damien Rice - The Professor
Elliott Smith - Memory Lane
Say Hi To Your Mom - Let's Talk about Spaceships...or anything except you and me, ok? wonderful song
The Shins - Pink Bullets...I'm sure people have this one already,'s good...
The Decemberists - Eli, the Barrowboy
Death Cab For Cutie - A Lack of Color
Listening to all these songs is making me tired, so I'm going to stop now. I'll come and do news updates later.

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