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Sunday Shuffle #292

Today is my son's 15th birthday, so I'm going to throw in 5 more songs at no extra cost to you! Let's go...

1. Windowsill/Arcade Fire (5) - I don't want to hear the noises on TV
2. They Ran/My Morning Jacket (4) - Somebody stole my lighter
3. Old Hat/Ben Kweller (5) - Hello sweet friend of mine
4. Spazz/Stephen Malkmus (9) - Would you like to pet my rifle
5. Sidi Ifni/Cracker (4) - We walked down a long promenade
6. Odalisque/The Decemberists (4) - They've come to find you, Odalisque
7. The Underdog/Spoon (5) - Picture yourself in a living room
8. Rose Parade/Elliott Smith (7) - They asked me to come down and watch the rose parade
9. Mr. Grieves/TV On The Radio (2) - What's that floating in the water
10. Don't Come Back/Mary Weiss (6) - I've missed my chance to make you cry
11. Monster Closet/Two Hours Traffic (3) - The monster closet, that's where I stay now
12. Black Magic/Jarvis Cocker (4) - I woke up in the morning and all the bells were ringing
13. Everything at Once/Superchunk (18) - When something has you pinned
14. Stars of Leo/M. Ward (4) - I was born on the first day of December
15. Sim Sala Bim/Fleet Foxes (11) - He was so kind, such a gentleman tied to the oceanside


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